Simplot expands services in Midwest

Simplot has acquired Turf Ventures and its stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.

Editor's note: This is updated text on May 30, 2023 from a news item posted May 25, 2023.

Simplot has signed a purchase agreement with Turf Ventures to expand its turf and horticulture services with the acquisition of Turf Ventures locations in Downers Grove, Ill.; Warsaw, Ind.; Erlanger, Ky.; and Export, Pa. Subject to the closing conditions of the purchase agreement, Simplot and Turf Ventures anticipate closing the acquisition in mid-June 2023.

“We are thrilled about this opportunity and look forward to continuing to help customers meet their turf and horticulture goals,” says Barry MacBan, general manager for Simplot Turf & Horticulture. “These locations will broaden our turf and horticulture reach, bringing more opportunity for growth in products, services and technological capabilities for customers.”

These stores will join the Simplot Turf & Horticulture team of 25 locations in 37 states in the United States. A full range of products and solutions will help golf course superintendents, landscapers and nursery managers.

“Joining an organization like Simplot Turf & Horticulture makes perfect sense. They are committed to customers, agronomic expertise, and innovative solutions just like our organization. Now, we will have the full breadth of product lines and nationwide distribution that will really bring our customers the best outcomes for their turf operations,” says Brian Baker, Turf Ventures, LLC owner.