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Fernandez Holdings Acquires Nortrax Inc. and Schmidt Equipment Inc. to Become United Construction & Forestry

SCARBOROUGH, ME — Fernandez Holdings, Inc., which owns 57 John Deere Ag and Turf dealerships in the Northeast and South Central U.S., has acquired 14 John Deere Construction and Forestry stores, nine locations from Nortrax, Inc. in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York, and five stores in Massachusetts from Schmidt Equipment Inc. The business operates as United Construction & Forestry, LLC.

“Fernandez Holdings is excited to be able to expand our relationship with John Deere into the Construction and Forestry markets,” said Kirk Fernandez, CEO and Founder of Fernandez Holdings. “We see incredible opportunity in the Northeast to continue to expand the John Deere brand with a strong organization that is committed to delivering best-in-class equipment, service, and support to our customers."

Eric Driscoll, CEO of United Construction & Forestry and United Ag & Turf NE said, “At United, we believe in maintaining a culture of high morale, where hard work and strong performance are rewarded, and we know that this creates an empowered team that is motivated to deliver for our customers. This is an exciting organization to be a part of, and the acquisition of Nortrax and Schmidt Equipment creates tremendous opportunities for everyone in both organizations as well as everyone who will be joining the team as we continue to grow.”

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