Signs were posted last week on the building vacated by SuperFresh in Milford that Tractor Supply was coming soon, and company officials confirmed that they were remodeling the empty building, located in the Milford Village Shopping Center, and that they hope to open in September.
“Milford is a great fit for our company due to the farmer’s and horse owners in the area,” said Alex Strange, District Manager for Tractor Supply. “We look forward to being part of the Milford community.” City officials agree that Tractor Supply is an excellent addition to the town.
“They have talked about this for a very long time, and we look forward to the inventory they offer that is unique from other merchants in town,” said Richard Carmean, City Manager. “We are also pleased to have a new business coming into the building vacated by SuperFresh. It is always better to have more retail options.” According to Tractor Supply, Omni Construction began remodeling of the location on July 1, 2013.
Tractor Supply offers a selection of merchandise that focuses on the care, growth and health of horses, as well as other livestock and pets. They offer Purina and Nutrena pet food brands. The company also sells work clothing, equipment and seasonal products.
Charles E. Schmidt Jr. founded the company as a mail-order tractor supply company in Chicago, Illinois, and by 1939 it had grown into a Minot, North Dakota retail store. The company today boasts that it is the largest retail farm and ranch store in the country, serving full-time and part-time farmers, as well as ranchers, hobby farmers, contractors and rural homeowners.
“Whether you are caring for a backyard or a ‘back 40’, we have what you need to get the job done,” according to officials at Tractor Supply.