DUNNVILLE — Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment is partnering with an Italian farm equipment manufacturer to begin making and distributing some of the Italian company’s products in the United States.
Tarter announced Thursday that it is teaming up with Feraboli Equipment to produce the Cremona, Italy, -based company’s hay tools and other equipment at Tarter’s manufacturing facilities in Liberty and Corrine, Utah.
Feraboli will provide its proprietary technologies and knowledge on selected product lines to Tarter for manufacture here and distribution to Tarter and Feraboli customers throughout the United States.
“This agreement further solidifies Tarter’s position in the growing heavy ag market and further strengthens our position as a leading original equipment manufacturer for our customers here in the United States,” said Vice President Josh Tarter. “We are able to immediately leverage the experience and technology of Feraboli’s proven equipment in the ag industry. This agreement furthers our business, Feraboli’s business, and the business of our heavy ag dealers. We feel like everyone wins with this arrangement.”
In July, Tarter announced a $2-million expansion of Tarter Industries in Liberty, where it currently manufactures 3-point equipment, skid-steer attachments, snow removal equipment, construction equipment and cattle-handling equipment. The project adding 40,000 square feet to the 250,000-square-foot facility was completed in August and 75 new jobs were created as a result.
As the company gears up to produce Faraboli mowers this winter, another 50 workers will be needed, Josh Tarter said this morning. More jobs are likely as additional lines of Feraboli rakes and tedders come into production in Liberty next year.
Feraboli has been in business for 130 years. Tarter began 66 years ago making wooden farm gates and has grown into the nation’s largest maker of farm and ranch equipment, manufacturing more than 1,000 different products ranging from gates and corral panels to heavier equipment such as mowing machines, cranes and trailers. It ships its goods to all 50 states and Canada.
Tarter currently employees about 600 people in its various enterprises in Casey County and an additional 60 people at its manufacturing facility in Corrine, Utah.