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Salford buys tillage equipment maker AerWay

Southwestern Ontario vertical tillage and pasture equipment maker AerWay has become part of another well-known Ontario ag equipment manufacturer. Salford Group announced in December it has bought the AerWay advanced aeration products line from the Canadian trailer systems arm of German truck, bus and trailer axle and suspension manufacturer SAF-Holland. AerWay, which operates a manufacturing […] Read more

Salford to buy applicator maker Valmar

Prairie manufacturing firm Valmar Airflo, known for its farm-, commercial- and research-grade granular applicator systems, is under new ownership. Valmar, set up in 1977 at Elie, Man. by farm mechanic, crop duster and inventor Charlie Balmer, has been sold to Ontario seeding and tillage equipment firm Salford Group for an undisclosed sum. Valmar will continue […] Read more


Salford buys U.S. spreader manufacturer

Ontario seeding, tillage and application equipment maker Salford Group is taking a share of the spreader market by buying U.S. manufacturer BBI Spreaders. Salford announced last week it had closed a deal effective Oct. 2 to buy the company, based at Cornelia, Georgia, about 70 km north of Athens. Financial terms of the deal weren’t […] Read more