Expansion of Southern Tractor Company in Elba
Elba, Ala. (WTVY) --
A big economic development for the city of Elba: an expansion to Southern Tractor Company.
They are moving less than a mile away. Come October 2021, they will have a new $2,000,00 facility in the heart of Elba.
"It's just a blessing honestly to be able to bring more revenue business to the city of Elba," Owner of Southern Tractor Company Blake Streetman said.
This expansion will bring more than just tractors.
"I really am just so excited about being able to bring a farm and garden center, hardware store as well as our tractor dealership," Streetman added.
Elba was not the only place considered for the new home of Southern Tractor Company. Enterprise was another option, but Blake stuck with his roots.
"Elba has not had any new industry new business come recently and you know God really spoke to me and that's why I decided to keep it here in Elba," Streetman finished.
For farmers like Shirley Scofield, businesses like Southern Tractor are vital.
"We've had problems in the past with our tractors needing parts and of course the parts that you need right now they're having to order so it took four weeks to get one part we needed for our John Deere and he was without a tractor for four weeks during growing season and that's just not feasible," local farmer Shirley Scofield said.
Even for those who are small acreage farmers, Southern Tractor will be there for the community’s agricultural needs.
“For people that don’t have thousands of acres this is their answer as far as I’m concerned,” Shirley continued. “If you’re going to buy a tractor you need to be talking to Blake.”
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