Feds sanction farm equipment dealer

Officials at Middlebury-based Champlain Valley Equipment said they will appeal a recent U.S. Department of Labor decision requiring the farm equipment seller to rehire a fired employee at its Berlin branch and pay him back wages and damages of $147,000. 

CVE to purchase Essex business

Middlebury’s Champlain Valley Equipment this week closed on a deal to buy Essex Equipment’s Kubota Dealership. The transfer wrapped up on Feb. 15.

Farm equipment dealer marks 50 years

MIDDLEBURY — Thirty years ago, the Carpenter family wasn’t sure if their business, Champlain Valley Equipment, would survive. World and national events, and a major recession, were creating tough times for CVE and many other businesses. “At the time, we w … (read more)