Construction is underway to transform the old Lowes building at 630 South Main St. in Jefferson into a Tractor Supply Co.
“I’m delighted with any type of business we can get; especially a well-known business like Tractor Supply Co.,” said Jefferson Alderman Charles Caudill. He also said the county should benefit from its sales tax revenue and employment of local workers.
According to a press release from Tractor Supply Co., the Jefferson Tractor Supply Co. will employ 12 to 17 full- and part-time team members. No information was available by press time on when applications will be taken.
Operating in N.C. since 1994, Tractor Supply Co. is the largest retail farm and ranch supply store in the United States, reads a press release from the company. This new location will be the company’s 54th location in North Carolina. It has 1,130 stores in 45 states.
Along with selling farm equipment, Tractor Supply Co. sells pet food brands like Purina and Nutrena, as well as work clothing and light truck equipment.
“Tractor Supply looks forward to being a member of the Jefferson community,” said District Manager Mike Brown in the press release. “Jefferson is a great fit due to the part-time and hobby farmers, and horse owners in the area.”
Information was not available by press time about renovations of the building or when the company expects to open the store.