For Immediate Release:
Tractor Supply Company Coming to Lanett Mill Site
LANETT, AL (August 16, 2019) – Lanett Mayor Kyle McCoy announced a big economic development win for the city on Friday. McCoy revealed that Tractor Supply Company would be the first tenant on the newly acquired and cleared Lanett Mill site. Tractor Supply Company is the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, operating over 1,700 stores in 49 states.
A long-time retail target, recruitment of the project intensified over the past several months, resulting in an agreement between the Chambers County Development Authority, City of Lanett, and Hix Snedeker Companies (HSC) to bring Tractor Supply to the city. HSC, based in Daphne, Alabama, will develop the site for Tractor Supply.
“It’s hard to imagine that only a few months ago we made the announcement about the purchase of the Lanett Mill site,” Mayor McCoy remarked. “At that time, we had estimated it would take 10-12 months to have the property marketable, but here we are four months later announcing a new business in the City of Lanett.”
“We’re excited about developing this site for our tenant Tractor Supply Company in Lanett,” HSC Principal Ray Hix said. “In our decision-making process, we were impressed with both the downtown revitalization and the work at the mill site. It’s significant to us and our tenant Tractor Supply Company to be a part of the mill revitalization and the growth coming to Lanett.”
The Lanett Tractor Supply will be located at the intersection of South Gilmer Avenue and South 10th Street on the Lanett Mill site. The proposed store layout includes a 19,097 square foot physical structure, with 15,000 square feet of fenced outdoor display, and over 6,000 square feet of sidewalk display area. Construction is set to begin quickly.
“This would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication by so many people,” McCoy added. “I want to thank the City Council members for their continued support and focus on keeping our promises to the citizens of Lanett to clean up this property. Much appreciation goes to Chris Busby of the CCDA and Tony Chandler of the city who daily have been in correspondence with the developers to get the deal done and for their professionalism in representing our city. Thanks also to Jason Abernathy and his entire crew at the Cemetery Department who have done a remarkable job in such a short period of time of taking what was once an eyesore in our city and turning it into one of the most desirable locations in our county.”
The Chambers County Development Authority in partnership with the City of Lanett and Alabama Municipal Electric Authority purchased the 23-acre Lanett Mill site in April of this year. City crews began clean-up of the long-neglected site almost immediately after the CCDA took control. The CCDA and city have worked together on planning for the site, and the Tractor Supply project is an important first step in development going forward.
Founded in 1938 as a mail order tractor parts business, Tractor Supply Company has grown into one of the country’s largest retailers, supplying basic maintenance products to home, land, pet and animal owners. Catering to a market of farmers, horse owners, ranchers, part-time and hobby farmers, and suburban and rural homeowners, as well as contractors and tradesmen, the company prides itself on focusing on product localization, exclusive brands and legendary customer service that addresses the needs of the Out Here lifestyle. With nearly 30,000 team members, the Company leverages its physical store assets with digital capabilities to offer customers the convenience of purchasing products they need anytime, anywhere and any way they choose at the everyday low prices they deserve. TSC’s products include clothing, equine and pet supplies, tractor/trailer parts and accessories, lawn and garden supplies, sprinkler/irrigation parts, power tools, fencing, welding and pump supplies, riding mowers and more.