Doing the downtown shuffle

Come the first of the year, there will be some rearranging of several Main Street businesses, when AgPro Equipment moves to its new location East of Hettinger.

JAMIE SPAINHOWER/Adams County Record This will be the new location for AgPro Equipment around the beginning of January. Owner Jeff Hallen recently purchased the Hettinger NAPA store to add to his business of a full line ag equipment dealership.
JAMIE SPAINHOWER/Adams County Record
This will be the new location for AgPro Equipment around the beginning of January. Owner Jeff Hallen recently purchased the Hettinger NAPA store to add to his business of a full line ag equipment dealership.

 

By JAMIE SPAINHOWER

Record Editor

 

Come the first of the year, there will be some rearranging of several Main Street businesses, when AgPro Equipment moves to its new location East of Hettinger.

“The building will be 11,500 square feet when completed,” said owner and operator Jeff Hallen.

Currently Hallen buys and sells used ag equipment. He also finances it and has the training and qualifications to do appraisals. The new location will allow him to expand on current services, including service work on trucks, tractors, and ag equipment.

“I do a lot of wholesale brokering with dealers around the U.S.,” he said.

To compliment his new building and expand what is already a firmly established business, Hallen purchased the NAPA store in Hettinger, which will be moved from Main Street out to the new building when it is completed.

“It only made sense to be able to integrate a parts department,” said Hallen. “It will be nice to have direct access to parts.”

Hallen said he anticipates being able to hire three or four more people.

Additionally, his downtown office will be moving to the new location.

Starting in 2007, Hallen said this is by far the biggest expansion along the way. When he sees the need for the services in the community, he tries to the niche, as he did when he brought in the car wash.

In addition to AgPro Equipment and the Hettinger car wash, Hallen rents storage space in his current building at the end of Main Street, and farms south of town.

His wife, Liz, is a realtor and works full time for Dynamic Communities. They have two children, Jackson and Jenna.

Hallen can be reached at 500 Railroad Avenue, or by calling 701.567.7500.

AgPro Equipment, once moved to their new facility will offer used ag equipment, ag equipment service, NAPA auto, truck and ag parts, financing of new and used ag equipment and also appraisals.

In the near future Hallen hopes to expand into new agricultural equipment lines, as well.

“The end game is to have a full line ag dealership,” he said.







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