PELLA, Iowa – One of the oldest names in U.S. agriculture has announced plans to reintroduce a new tractor line to the U.S. market.
McCormick Tractors International, headquartered in the United Kingdom, and Vermeer Manufacturing Company have formed an alliance to market the McCormick tractor line in the United States.
The new venture – McCormick International USA – will be based near, and supported through, Vermeer’s corporate facilities in Pella, Iowa.
The alliance arrangement calls for Vermeer to handle parts support and whole goods logistics. McCormick International USA will handle marketing, sales and customer service. McCormick Tractors International will be responsible for manufacturing, engineering and new product development.
First offerings. Initially, McCormick will introduce a range of tractors from 64 to 176 hp – identified as the C, CX, MC and MTX Series – which are produced by McCormick at their Doncaster, England (tractor) and St. Dizier, France (transmission) facilities.
McCormick acquired both manufacturing facilities from Case/IH following Case/IH’s merger with New Holland in 1999.
History. The McCormick brand dates back to Cyrus McCormick and the invention of the McCormick Reaper in 1831. The McCormick name first appeared on tractors in 1906 and, for many years, was branded on International Harvester models.
For more information contact McCormick International USA, P. O. Box 81, Pella, IA; 1-866-327-6733; www.mccormickusa.com.
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