Two family-owned, full-service John Deere dealer groups headquartered in Mexico, Missouri, and Waterloo, Illinois, announced plans to merge their businesses today.

Sydenstricker Implement Co. and Wm. Nobbe & Co. have partnered to form Sydenstricker-Nobbe Partners and anticipate officially beginning joint operation of 26 Missouri and Illinois dealerships in January 2020.

“For 187 collective years, the Sydenstricker and Nobbe families have served local communities in Missouri and Illinois, sharing similar values and a strong commitment to our employees and customers,” said Eddie Sydenstricker. “To support the growth in our industry, it was a natural step for two multi-generational family businesses from neighboring states to partner.”

Added Tom Nobbe: “We are proud of our legacies and decades of commitment to our local customers and are excited to have the opportunity to join forces and continue as a family-owned business for years to come. Our name may be changing, but our customer service and dedication to employees, customers and local communities remain as strong as ever.”

See complete story in the October 9 edition of the Herald.