Tractor Supply opens in Smithfield

Published 10:25 pm Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Isle of Wight-Smithfield-Windsor Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 13 at the new Tractor Supply Company store. Joining in the celebration were (from left) Amy Ring and Rachel Chieppa of Isle of Wight County Economic Development; Isle of Wight County Administrator Douglas Casey; assistant manager Loni Smith; store manager Doug Diven; Tractor Supply district manager Maurice Angel; Russell Parrish, chairman, and Renee Rountree, vice chairman, Isle of Wight-Smithfield-Windsor Chamber of Commerce; and Greg Buenviaje of Charter Business.

The new Smithfield Tractor Supply Company store, located at 13500 Benns Church Blvd. in Smithfield, will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday.

Founded in 1938 as a mail order tractor parts business, Tractor Supply Company owns and operates more than 1,043 stores in 44 states, supplying daily farm and ranch maintenance supplies to a targeted customer base.

The 19,097-square-foot building is the company’s 36th store in Virginia and employs 13 team members.

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It is the leading retail farm and ranch store brand in the nation.

“Tractor Supply Company is a great fit for Smithfield because there aren’t many choices in the area for the products we provide, plus it’s a rural community with numerous farmers and horse owners,” store manager Doug Diven said. “Our friendly and talented team is here to support our customers’ needs and provide the legendary Tractor Supply customer service.”

The store’s products include clothing, equine and pet supplies, tractor/trailer parts and accessories, lawn and garden supplies, sprinkler/irrigation parts, power tools, fencing, welding and pump supplies, riding mowers and more.

Through Sunday, shoppers will receive 10 percent off their first purchase, up to $100, and can enter to win prizes including store gift cards, pet feed, clothing, power tools, a 22-ton log splitter and a chainsaw. Free Tractor Supply Company baseball-style hats will also be given away while supplies last.

On Saturday, the Isle of Wight pageant queens will host a bake sale, while the Smithfield High School band performs. A local Cub Scout group will be present, and there will be a chicken swap and petting zoo.