Ag supply company expands

Ag supply company expands

Posted: Monday, January 23, 2012 8:02 pm

Jimmy Sanders Inc., the Mid-South’s largest locally and family-owned agricultural input supply company has expanded its retail operations with a new location in McKenzie.
The facility officially opened on January 10 and will provide seed, fertilizer and chemicals to local farmers, as well as precision agriculture services through Sanders’ award-winning OptiGro® program.
Through a secure, web-based platform, OptiGro® processes, stores and analyzes data across several million acres and assists growers in maximizing their return on input investment for each cropping season.
Sanders originally entered the Carroll County area in November 2010 in Huntingdon. The company has rapidly expanded, investing in a 1,000-ton dry fertilizer storage facility and a 15,000-square-foot warehouse in McKenzie.
The McKenzie facility is located at 331 Hill Road and will be managed by Brad Haynes.
Sales responsibilities will be carried out by Gary Parker, Corren Tippitt and Joseph Moore.
Lawson Johns will oversee all fertilizer operations, as well as warehouse inventory management.
Krystal Bell will handle all administrative and financial duties, along with regional training needs.
Ken Kehrer will be in charge of equipment and on-site maintenance.
“Sanders is a great American company which focuses on the profitability of its customers. We are truly excited to expand the Sanders name in Carroll and surrounding counties in West Tennessee,” Haynes said. “It’s nice to work for a company that puts its customers first and truly takes care of its employees. We have assembled an exceptional team that is dedicated to serving our agricultural community.”
Jimmy Sanders, Inc., was established in 1953 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Miss. The company currently services Mid-South growers with 71 locations across Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas.

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