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In 1935, Martin M. Weaver was looking for a better way to make a living than growing tobacco and started a farm equipment business in an old mill fixing and selling used farm machinery. Then in 1936, he signed a contract to sell Massey Harris equipment.

Today, his great grandson Eugene Hurst is president of the 2-store AGCO dealership in Pennsylvania. In all, nine members of the fourth generation are involved in the business and there are 13 shareholders (not all of them family members).

In addition to the two stores in Pennsylvania, MM Weaver also provides Claas parts to customers in Virginia, working with a farmer in Harrisonburg, Va., who lets them keep a trailer on his property and will get customers parts for them, and then they are invoiced from one of the Pennsylvania stores. Hurst says they’re currently looking for a more permanent location to grow that business to include wholegoods and service.

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