Orchard & Vineyard Supply on March 2 bought Salem-based Clearwater Irrigation Supply, an agricultural irrigation company that has served the Willamette Valley since 2015.
The Salem operation will remain open and retain all current employees, said Kevin Kern, ecommerce developer and marketing manager for OVS.
OVS supplies growers with trellising, training, harvest, pruning, agronomy, irrigation and water pumping products and services. The company is headquartered in McMinnville and serves Oregon, Washington, California and new York, a press release said.
Andrey Kaya, who founded Clearwater in Salem, will continue leading the business under OVS, according to the statement.
"I hope with this acquisition that we can do even better for our customers now moving forward," Kaya told Salem Reporter.
On selling to a national company, he said, "The opportunity presented itself, and they have a footprint and a presence already here. And so that that kind of made me the decision easier in a sense."
Kaya said they provide commercial and agricultural irrigation design, service and supplies.
“Clearwater has an excellent reputation in the Willamette Valley, and we are extremely excited to add Andrey and his team to the OVS family. We look forward to continuing to provide Clearwater’s clients with the same high quality level of service they expect, as well as giving them access to the wide variety of products and services OVS has to offer,” said Corey Coad, OVS President of Agriculture Supplies, in the press release.