Our History

Keating International SAS was formed in 2012 by Patrick Keating in Lyon FRANCE. But, the inspiration behind its formation was Keating International Inc., which was formed one hundred years earlier in 1912 by Frank Keating (Great-grandfather of Keating International SAS Founder - Patrick Keating) in Atkinson NEBRASKA. Patrick's father - John Keating - instilled the entrepreneurial spirit in him as one of eight children in the Keating family. John took Keating International Inc. to another level as one of the most productive agribusinenesses in the region with his older brother Robert before John retired in 1987.  While Keating International Inc. has ceased to exist in name, the dealership continued  on under the management of another local entrepreneur - Boyd Mitchell - took over the location in 1990 and renamed it Mitchell Equipment - www.mitchellequip.com. John Keating continues to be an inspirate to Patrick and his family at he celebrated his 90th birthday in 2016.

 

 

                       John Keating, former CEO of Keating International Inc., in front of the newly constructed company headquarters in Atkinson Nebraska - 1984.

 

  

                                                         Line-up of tractors in front of the Keating International Inc. headquarters in Atkinson, NEBRASKA - 1979.

 

 

                                             Line-up of tractors at Mitchell Equipment on the former Keating International Inc. location in Atkinson, NEBRASKA - 2016.