The John Deere dealership was badly damaged in a fire on Sunday, July 22.
It took only a few days for the company to map out short-term and long-term plans.
Cervus has purchased the adjacent property, that is currently a lumber yard.
“We will be establishing our parts there for the next 12 months,” says Scott Johnston, general manager of Cervus Saskatchewan. “All of the equipment that was inside the building that burned is being extricated and should be gone by Tuesday (July 31). We have also rented a temporary warehouse within very close proximity to the current facility.”
Johnston says the fire damaged building is being demolished this week. It be replaced by a new, larger facility that is 20 feet wider and 100 feet longer.
“This will allow for four more drive-through bays. It will increase our parts availability and capacity, as well as our service capability for the small grains industry and large ag equipment that we sell in this marketplace,” says Johnson.
The summer of 2019 has been set as the expected opening date for the new facility.
In the meantime, parts support and equipment service will be available out of an alternative on-site building. Cervus Equipment Rosthern is also maintaining its same phone number and regular business hours.