Cuba City farm equipment dealer closes after 45 years in business | Tri-state News

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CUBA CITY, Wis. — After nearly 45 years of selling implements to and servicing the equipment of area farmers, a longtime Cuba City dealer is closing its doors.

Three Freiburger brothers — Dubuque natives Clint, Larry and Steve — and Pat Williams all had a hand in running Grant Equipment Co. On Friday, the business’s penultimate day of operation, the owners received legislative commendations from two southwest Wisconsin lawmakers in recognition of their service to farmers in the tri-state area.

“The mortality rate for small businesses is incredibly high,” said state Sen. Howard Marklein, who is a certified professional accountant by trade. “There’s a lot of companies that don’t make it a year. The fact that you’ve been here as long as you have is really a testament to the leadership and hard work of all…

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