Merrill, Ore. -- Today marks the end of an era for Klamath Basin agriculture.
The Floyd A. Boyd company began selling farm machinery in Klamath County in 1940.
Today marks the final day of operation under the Boyd family name.
"I hate to see it happen." Says Jerry Bach, retired employee. "It's a family business."
Floyd's son Don has managed the business since 1963.
Jerry Bach worked for Don for over 20 years...
"Back when my daughter was having medical problems, (he) gave me a pickup, sent me to Sacramento for her medical - just like being family."
The business is being sold to Pape' Machinery.
Pape' will take over the Floyd A. Boyd operations in Merrill, Central Point, Madras, Bend, and Fall River Mills, California starting Monday.
And while the business name will change, Jerry Bach points out that the Boyd family will still be around...
"The Boyds have always been here to support ag. in any way possible."
And the Boyd family has played a key role in helping their community grow.
Over 60 people work for the Floyd A. Boyd company...most all are staying on with the new owner.
Don's son Donnie Boyd will work for Pape', he'll be in charge of equipment rental.