Tractor supply company names Gonzales manager

Staff reports

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – J.D. Smith has been named store manager at the Gonzales Tractor Supply Company store that is under construction, according to District Manager Jim Dickison.

Tractor Supply Company is the largest retail farm and ranch supply store chain in the United States.

Smith joined Tractor Supply Company as a manager trainee in Zachary in 2008. Before joining Tractor Supply Company, he worked as a store manager at Circuit City for more than two years.

“We are excited to have J.D. on our leadership team,” said Dickison. “He grew up on a farm, and experience will be a great asset to this store.”

In his new position, Smith will oversee all store operations, including receiving, inventory control and merchandising, as well as customer and team member relations.

The new Gonzales Tractor Supply Company store is at 414 W. Highway 30. The store will open for business in late March.

Tractor Supply Company, listed on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange as TSCO, operates more than 830 stores in 44 states. Tractor Supply Company stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers. The company also serves the maintenance needs of those who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses.

Tractor Supply Company stores are located in the outlying towns in major metropolitan markets and in rural communities. The company offers a comprehensive selection of merchandise for the health, care, growth and containment of horses, livestock and pets; a broad selection of agricultural products; and tools and hardware selected for our customers’ needs.

In addition, the company sells light truck equipment, work clothing for the entire family, and an extensive line of seasonal products including lawn and garden power equipment products.

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