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Fogle Pump and Supply acquires Ricard Drilling

 

Al Stover

Fogle Pump and Supply, located at 12019 W. Sunset Highway in Airway Heights, is one of several Fogle branches in the state of Washington.

By AL STOVER

Staff Reporter

Fogle Pump and Supply, which has a branch located at 12019 W. Sunset Highway in Airway Heights, is welcoming a familiar face back into the fold.

Fogle Pump and Supply based out of Colville, Wash., purchased Ricard Drilling back in May, according to a news release. Jon Ricard worked for Fogle from 1997 to 2004 before starting Ricard Drilling. Justin Ricard joined his brother's company shortly after its establishment.

With the acquisition of Ricard Drilling, Fogle will add 11 licensed drillers and over 20 licensed pump/irrigation staff to their company.

The news release also stated that the Ricard brothers would continue working in the field in the well drilling and water system installation side of the business.

In an email, Rod Fogle wrote that he and Ricard had been friendly competitors over the years and that the acquisition includes an employment agreement where the brothers will finish their drilling careers with Fogle. He said the purchase of Ricard Drilling provides his company with more quality "hands on deck" service to not only help the greater Spokane area, but also other areas. He added that the company added a complete machine shop and a full-time irrigation parts and service department to go along with the drilling and pump department in Airway Heights.

Fogle wrote that he looks forward to offering top quality products and service to all of the past and future customers in the region.

Al Stover can be reached at al@cheneyfreepress.com.

 

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