Valmont opens Super Distribution Center in McCook

Friday, November 1, 2002
A new Super Distribution Center in McCook is one of four serving Valmont irrigation customers around the nation.

Valmont Irrigation has announced the opening of its fourth parts distribution center in the United States, this one in McCook near its new state-of-the-art irrigation manufacturing facility.

The distribution center is designed to provide easier access to parts for area Valley dealers, according to Bill Loughman, Vice President of Product Support Groups and Retail for Valmont Irrigation.

This center will serve as a Super Distribution Center, carrying more inventory than at the other three distributions centers, which are located in American Falls, Idaho, Lubbock, Texas and Tifton, Ga. The addition of distribution centers has allowed Valley Irrigation dealers quicker access to parts they need, if they are not on hand at their dealerships. This translates to a direct benefit for growers who need parts, especially during irrigation season, when time is of the essence in getting back up and running.

"Valley distribution centers have allowed local Valley dealers better access to a company parts manager that lives 'in market' and understands the unique needs of the region," Loughman said.

"Customizing the distribution center's stock enables Valmont to maintain the highest level of complete, and on-time shipments in the industry, while streamlining inventory levels," he said.

The distribution center in McCook will not only serve the standard function of providing parts to dealers within a 200 mile radius, but will also support needs around the country. Parts loaded at the distribution center can "hitch a ride" with Valley pivots coming from the factory, bound for other locations around the country. By locating the distribution center on the premises of the McCook factory, parts orders can be tied to irrigation equipment orders, offering unsurpassed turnaround time to Valley dealers, Loughman said.

The McCook distribution center will maintain close to one million dollars in inventory and offer local delivery services as well.

Valmont Irrigation is the global leader in mechanized irrigation technology and the world's leading manufacturer of mechanized irrigation equipment.

Since founding the industry in 1954, Valley products have been enhancing food production while conserving and protecting natural resources.

Valmont has sold more than 125,000 Valley center pivots, linear and corner machines worldwide, irrigating roughly 10 million acres in more than 100 countries.

For additional information about the Valmont's Distribution Centers, growers can contact their local Valley dealer, call Valmont Irrigation at (800) 825-6668 or visit Valmont on the Internet at www.valmont.com.

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