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Gertens Family of Businesses Announces Acquisition of UFC Farm Supply, Maple Plain

Jan 21, 2021

Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota (January 21, 2021) – Gertens Family of Businesses, a leading Garden Center, Greenhouse, Nursery, Landscape Supply, Commercial Turf Supply, Feed Store and Feed Mill in the Twin Cities, announced today they are acquiring UFC Farm Supply in Maple Plain, a division of United Farmers Coop.
Gertens is a third generation, family run business and currently operates Spike’s Feed, Seed and Pet Supply stores throughout the western Twin Cities, E J Houle’s in Stillwater and Forest Lake, a feed mill in Delano and Gertens Garden Center in Inver Grove Heights.

Gertens will remain committed to offering the highest quality feed, seed, lawn, garden and pet supplies with exceptional service and to retain those long-term relationships with customers and staff. UFC Farm Supply will remain open and all employees will be offered a position after the transaction has been finalized, which is expected to happen in February.

“In today’s every changing retail space, offering unparalleled customer service and top of the line products is crucial to success. While we compete with big box stores, we are a third generation, family run business. Those values drive every decision we make. We look forward to serving the Maple Plain and surrounding communities with the great customer service and products our business is known for”, said Gino Pitera, Partner of Gertens Family of Businesses.

Mitch Altermatt, CEO and General Manager of United Farmers Coop said, “Through the years the store has been very successful which is a true testament to our hardworking and loyal employees. The Gerten’s family shares in our tradition of excellence in both product lines and customer service making them a great fit for customers, employees and the Maple Plain community”.


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