This makes Foley the Caterpillar dealer for all but one Kansas county and 40 counties in northwest Missouri, which includes the Kansas City market.
In October, Have You Heard? reported the pending sale.
About two years ago, Foley Equipment closed on its purchase of Topeka’s Martin Tractor, which expanded its reach from 49 Kansas counties to 99.
“Two in this short of a time frame is pretty quick,” Foley president Ann Konecny said at the time. “We try to be a company that is prepared to take advantage of market opportunities that are a good strategic fit for us.”
She said the Dean Machinery purchase makes sense in part because of its proximity.
“We think certainly with our operations in northeast Kansas . . . the metro area spills into our territory already,” Konecny said. “This gives us additional critical mass.”