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    Kum & Go Takes Over Great Falls M&H Location

    Owned by CENEX, the company will operate the high-volume location using both brands.

    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Krause Gentle, operator of about 450 Kum & Go convenience stores, acquired and is transitioning M&H convenience store in Great Falls to its brand, The Great Falls Tribune reported.

    "We were very excited about it," said Paul Kluding, Kum & Go corporate communications manager. "It's a very high-volume location."

    The store is owned by Cenex, but operated by Kum & Go, so both Cenex and Kum & Go signage will go up, Kluding said, and this past Tuesday was the first official day the store was open as a Kum & Go, said Rick Crane, general manager.

    While customers can expect some changes to the store, the company will try to maintain some of the aspects that made M&H unique and popular, Kluding said in the report. And the company will also make some upgrades to the store.

    The location currently has 10 workers and is looking to hire two more, Kluding said. M&H employees were invited to apply to Kum & Go, although they had to go through an interview process and a background check, Kluding said.

    But former employees who were kept will not receive a pay cut as a result of the ownership change, he said.

    The deal to buy M&H was in the works for a few years, and Kluding didn't know which company initiated it, the report stated.

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