More information coming out about Mechan International's purchase of the Ag West outlets in Manitoba.

The deal is officially set to close on May 1st.

Tthe Dutch company says it will retain the current leadership team and employees and will continue to operate under the AgWest brand in their current locations.

AgWest has three locations in Elie, Brandon, and Neepawa with satellite locations providing parts and service in Swan River, Morden, and Russell.

Since the original announcement last week, Mechan has also signed a purchase agreement to acquire the CLAAS dealer license in Manitoba, which will allow Ag West to carrying the CLAAS line of equipment.