RENN Mill Center Inc. has purchased the manufacturing and distribution rights to the popular Jiffy brand of agriculture equipment, which includes the Jiffy bale shredder, hay rake and harrow drawbar.
“We’ve been wanting to expand our product line for a while now,” says RENN president Doug Hilsabeck. “We’ve been looking for a brand of equipment that fits well with ours, in terms of proven quality and dependability that earns the trust of farmers. Jiffy has been a trusted name in agriculture for many years.”
The company has been preparing for expansion by increasing the size of its manufacturing facility east of Lacombe and investing in automation and robotics, he added.
RENN makes grain-processing equipment for livestock operations and grain-bagging equipment for crop production. It purchased the Jiffy product line from ProAll International Manufacturing Inc., an equipment manufacturer based in Olds, where Jiffy products have been manufactured since 1959. RENN also purchased the Pro-Care line of lawn maintenance equipment from ProAll as part of the deal.
Growing demand for ProAll’s Reimer concrete mixers has required the company to shift focus to the construction and industrial side of its business, and to find a new home for its Pro-Care and Jiffy product lines, said ProAll CEO Larry Koop.
RENN products are sold to farmers in more than 20 countries worldwide, including the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Australia and eastern Europe.