On November 26, 1952, two brothers, Marlin and Merville Messick broke ground and erected a new building along Route 230, three miles north of Elizabethtown, Pa., in Lancaster County.
Not long after, the company officially opened on February 1, 1953; Marlin was the shop manager, and Merville handled both the sales and parts departments.
Two years later a full-time salesman and one additional mechanic were hired, and in 1962 an addition was built onto the existing building, housing a showroom and additional parts area.
By 1976, the highly successful Messick enterprise again was bursting at the seams and a new 21-acre site was purchased at the current location along Route 283 at the Rheems Exit, Elizabethtown. The new facility provided 7,200 sq. ft. of shop space, and 6,000 sq. ft. of showroom display area. The Elizabethtown location underwent several expansions in the following years adding parts storage, shop space and warehousing.
A New Spacious Facility
In 1996, Messicks opened another facility located along Route 30 in Abbottstown, York County, Pa. This facility was expanded in 1999, giving Messick’s more than 43,000 sq. ft. of showroom, warehouse, and shop space.
Kubota Causes Even More Growth
In early 2005, Messick’s expanded the Elizabethtown location to overtake an adjacent car dealership. The new Outdoor Power building provided much needed space for office staff as well as space to display tractors and other equipment from Kubota's growing product line.
Messick's presence greatly expanded when in 2011 the company acquired three neighboring dealerships: Lancaster Tractor and Equipment, Sweigard Bros New Holland of Halifax, Pa/. and Peterman Power of Carlisle, Pa. This gave Messick's a fourth Kubota location, as well as access to the eXmark and simplicity lines.
Renovating Elizabethtown Facility
A major renovation of the Elizabethtown facility occurred in 2013. Construction was completed on a 40,000 -q,-ft. shop, which allowed serving of multiple pieces of large equipment. The former shop space was renovated and houses nearly a mile of parts bins with second floor offices. The added capacity enables Elizabethtown to act as a hub for the other locations with resources distributed daily via a route truck.
Messick's Acquires Two More Businesses
In 2014, Messicks acquired O.C. Rice of Biglerville and R&W Equipment of Carlisle. The former Peterman location was merged into R&W’s much larger facilities. Further investments where made at all stores to provide the best customer experience possible.
Messick’s is a dealer for more than 250 brands of equipment in the agricultural, construction, and lawn and garden industries including Case IH, New Holland, Miller Pro, Kubota, Woods, Apache, Newton Crouch, Cub Cadet and Stihl.
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