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Tractor Supply Co. opens Pahrump area’s first retail store

A first of its kind national retail store in Southern Nevada for the working farm and hobby farm, along with animal owners, made its way to the Pahrump area at the end of 2017.

Brentwood, Tennessee-based Tractor Supply Co., which has more than 1,600 stores nationally, in every state except Alaska, completed its 19.097-square-foot store in the fourth quarter of 2017. The store was the first Southern Nevada location.

Mark Slingerland, store manager for the Pahrump location, said the new retail store had everything for the rural farmer just before the store opened its doors at 900 E. Highway 372. The store now sits at the corner of South Bolling Road and Highway 372.

“We carry everything you need for that process,” said Slingerland, as he gave a tour of the space to a reporter from the Pahrump Valley Times in 2017.

The store is lined with several products, including chicken feed, horse products and other things such as tractor tires and a large selection of nuts and bolts.

The store was estimated to create more than a dozen jobs for the Pahrump area after it opened. That added to the roughly 24,000 employees at Tractor Supply, according to a news release in 2017.

This is not the first location in Nevada. In 2013, Tractor Supply entered the state with a store in Carson City. The company built another location in Minden in northern Nevada after that.

Tractor Supply growth

Tractor Supply operates three labels in its mix of 1,853 retail locations: Tractor Supply Co., Del’s Feed & Farm Supply and Petsense, a small-box pet specialty supply retailer.

According to a quarterly Securities and Exchange Commission filing in February, Tractor Supply is projecting to open approximately 80 new stores under the Tractor Supply label across the U.S. in fiscal year 2018, along with 20 new Petsense stores. That report was based on statistics through the end of 2017.

Overall, Tractor Supply’s planned growth is an increase of 5 percent of its current square footage footprint, according to the filing.

Tractor Supply opened 101 new Tractor Supply retail stores and 25 new Petsense stores in fiscal year 2017.

The company had 1,685 Tractor Supply and Del’s Feed stores in operation at the end of 2017 and 168 Petsense retail stores. Those numbers included the closure of 11 Tractor Supply locations in fiscal year 2017. No Petsense stores were closed in that period.

The hours of operation at the Tractor Supply store are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and on Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, contact the local store at 775-727-1500.

Contact reporter Jeffrey Meehan at jmeehan@pvtimes.com

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