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Blain's Farm & Fleet
Type Family Owned
Founded 1955 by brothers W.C. (Claude) Blain and N.B. (Bert) Blain
Headquarters Janesville, Wisconsin, USA
Industry Retail
Products Clothing, footwear, housewares, lawn & garden, farm equipment, automotive, sporting goods, hunting fishing, toys.
Website www.farmandfleet.com

Blain's Farm & Fleet is a regional chain of 34 retail stores in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa. The stores sell agricultural supplies and equipment, hunting and fishing equipment, appliances, houseware, automotive goods, apparel, hardware, lawn and garden supplies, paint, pet supplies, sporting goods, and tools.

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History

The company was founded in Janesville, Wisconsin in 1955 by brothers W. C. (William Charles) Blain and N. B. (Bert) Blain. The stores are owned by separate companies in a franchise arrangement, while the distribution is handled by the separate entity, Blain Supply Company.[1] The Blain family still owns the business. The items they sell are similar to those sold by Fleet Farm.

Motto

Blain's Farm and Fleet motto is:

  • "The hardest working people in America find value at Farm and Fleet."

A song containing this motto was recorded in Nashville in 1991 by the Eddie Rabbitt band.[2]

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