PITTSBURG — Changes are coming soon to a longtime Pittsburg business. O’Malley Implement, owned by Phil O’Malley, will be purchased by Heritage Tractor later this summer.

“I’ve been a dealer for 48 years,” O’Malley said “I’m 78 years old. It’s time to retire.”

According to O’Malley, the details of the purchase are still being hammered out, but he’s not concerned about the hand over.

“We are on very good terms with the purchaser. We had a few offers, but we choose this company because we felt they would treat our employees the best,” said O’Malley.

O’Malley explained that his current employees will keep their jobs, and customers should only notice a change in the logo on the signage.

O’Malley Implement opened in 1970. It is a full service John Deere dealership, offering sales of new and used equipment, as well as computerized farming options. O’Malley also offers additional brands such as Stihl, and Kuhn products.

According to a release from Heritage Tractor, their company is a full service John Deere dealership with 18 locations across the four states, including Topeka, and Rolla, Missouri.

Heritage began outside of Baldwin City, and has been in business since 1998.

The release further explains that Heritage Tractor feels the acquisition of O’Malley Implements will allow them to increase their inventory for customers.

“The collaboration of our 18 locations will benefit each and every one of our customers,” said owner and CEO of Heritage Tractor, Ken Wagner. “More locations will increase Heritage Tractor’s parts and service capacity and a present a larger inventory of new and used equipment.