Wendy and Walt Deacon
Photo courtesy of Deacon Equipment Co.

Deacon Equipment announces business closure

The Pennsylvania company says a liquidation sales event has been scheduled for May 23-25.

Deacon Equipment Co. (DEC), a forestry, sawmill and recycling equipment dealer based in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, has announced it’s closing its doors after more than 27 years in business. Owners Walt and Wendy Deacon gave no firm closing date, but it is expected the shop will close by Oct. 31.  

"We attribute our success to the hard work and talents of our sales, parts, service, and support staff and a very loyal customer base," Wendy Deacon says.   

Deacon primarily sells grinding and shearing equipment  from Morbark, however it also sells equipment like skid steers from Fecon, Boxer and Rayco.   

The company says Walt Deacon's affiliation with Morbark began in 1981 when he held management positions at the company's headquarters in Winn, Michigan. His responsibilities continued to grow with the company, and in 1986 Walt became the president of a new subsidiary company, Morbark Pennsylvania Inc. After Morbark Pennsylvania closed in 1995, Walt started DEC, selling Morbark parts. By 1997, DEC became a full Morbark industrial equipment dealer and added the tree care line in 2005.   

"We will begin the liquidation process immediately so my wife and I can spend more time with our six children and eight grandchildren while also taking time for travel," Deacon says.   

The company announced that it has scheduled a sales event for May 23-25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its Bloomsburg facility located at 22 Wedgetown Road. The sale will feature a 10 percent discount on all nonwear parts, additional discounts on many parts, and free apparel gifts for all attendees while supplies last. All sales will be final and must be paid for at purchase.