A subsidiary of one of the largest construction contractors and manufacturers of hog production equipment in the United States, Georgia Poultry Equipment Company, will open their newest location in Mansfield, later in the month.
The new store, located at 723 E, US-71 in Mansfield, will provide chicken and hog farmers in the area convenience when it comes to purchasing supplies. Georgia Poultry Equipment’s Regional Manager, Dona Flynt, stated that the store will provide everything from advanced automatic poultry feeders to bolts and screws. “We will have just about anything you need for commercial poultry or hog equipment,” stated Flynt.
If items are not in stock, according to Store Manager Jamie Perdue, they will attempt to locate them at other stores before placing an order online. This will provide the quickest turnaround possible for their customers.
The Mansfield location is unique in that the oversized warehouse allows for the construction of feed bins. “Some locations aren’t equipped to build the bins because of their size, but we can do that here,” added Flynt.
Additionally, the store will be offering on-site equipment servicing. For example, if a farmer’s feed motor goes out, the company can send out a technician to make that repair.
Georgia Poultry Equipment, headquartered in Newton Grove, North Carolina, is celebrating 50 years of service. Flynt has been with the company since 2012, and oversees seven stores, Mansfield, Fort Smith, Clarksville, Hindsville, Berryville, Siloam Springs and Wheaton, MO.
When Flynt started with the company, there were 52 stores across the country, and now that number has nearly doubled. Georgia Poultry Equipment has found success with the growing hog and chicken farm industry. They offer both service and convenience. “OK Foods is dominant here, and with Tyson in Waldron, there are a bunch of chicken houses already here, with more going up,” Flynt stated. “This will be very helpful and more convenient for farmers.”
Each member of the staff have extensive, hands-on knowledge of the industry. Both Flynt and Perdue have chicken houses of their own and counter sales clerk, Jeff Boyd, has experience in the service field. Ricky Bryan, outside sales agent, and Mikes Sears, Midwest Regional Sales Manager, introduced the company to the area. Both were happy to have the business come to their hometown.
The store will be open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. You can find out more about the company and view their product catalog online at www.hogslat.com.