J.C. Watts First Black John Deere Dealer


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Former Congressman J.C. Watts Jr. has become the first African American owner of a John Deere dealership. In May, J.C. Watts Cos. acquired Mustang Equipment, an independent John Deere dealer with stores in San Antonio and Marble Falls, Texas, for an undisclosed amount. “I grew up in rural America, so John Deere was familiar to me,” says Watts. “Plus, the area in which we’re located has tremendous growth potential. We should be able to expand the business profitably.”