Blain’s Farm and Fleet to be closed Thanksgiving Day

Freeman Staff

Nov. 16, 2015

JANESVILLE — As more stores announce early Black Friday deals, on Monday Blain’s Farm and Fleet said its stores will be closed Thanksgiving Day.

“Our company wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for strong family values and traditions,” said CEO and owner Jane Blain Gilbertson in a statement. “So it goes without saying that we will close our doors on holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. These are special days meant to be spent with family and friends and I want to give that opportunity to the 4,000 associates who work hard year round for our company.”

Blain’s Farm and Fleet is a second-generation, family owned company, founded by brothers Claude and Bert Blain in 1955. There are 36 Blain’s Farm and Fleet locations throughout Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. Locally, it has stores in Waukesha, Watertown and Oak Creek.

Blain’s Farm and Fleet will open its stores’ doors at 6 a.m. Friday, Nov. 27 with early bird specials and sales.