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Harper Industries Acquires Butler Beds

Creates North American distribution for value flatbed brand

May 22, 2019


Harper Industries Acquires Butler Beds

HARPER, Kan. – Harper Industries, Inc. has successfully completed the acquisition of Butler Beds, a manufacturer based in Bixby, Okla., focused on durable, economical bale beds. The move by Harper further strengthens the family’s diversified portfolio in the areas of agriculture, turf management and truck equipment.

“We are proud to welcome Butler Beds to the Harper family,” said Tim Penner, Harper Industries President. “I commend Rob Cook on his success of establishing a well-known brand in the market during his ownership. Both businesses have shared the same passion for providing product that is desired in the market. Butler is a great fit as we continue to foster Harper’s growth initiatives.”

The acquisition will create opportunity to expand Butler’s distribution across North America utilizing Harper’s footprint. James Guy, Ag Sales Manager, will oversee Butler sales, creating an emphasis on dealer development.

“Hay handling remains a staple of the company’s business” Guy said. “We are pleased that Harper and Butler Beds can provide these solutions at a reasonable price the market has come to expect.”

As part of the acquisition, manufacturing processes will move from Bixby to Harper. Butler Beds will remain an independent division within Harper Industries.

About Harper Industries

Harper Industries, Inc. is a diverse, values-based manufacturing company building quality products in the fields of agriculture, hydraulics, landscaping and sports turf management under the DewEze, Butler and Harper brand names. Call 620-896-7381 for more information on their full line of equipment or visit www.butlerbeds.com.