Valley Irrigation celebrates 18 years in Georgia facility, expands its distribution center
Apr. 23, 2019
Valley Irrigation, The Leader in Precision Irrigation, is celebrating 18 years in Tifton, Georgia, and recently announced their expansion into a larger distribution center to serve the eastern United States.
"We were the first irrigation company to start a remote warehouse to serve dealers in the area, first opening our doors in 2001," says Kenneth Bracht, Senior Director of Global Aftermarket Parts. "We've grown and expanded our offering since that time, which prompted our move to a much larger distribution center."
The new distribution center is fully operational and ready for the spring season, so dealers that depend on the Tifton DC can give growers unsurpassed service and can be assured they have access to the largest supply of irrigation parts.
The Tifton Valley distribution center supports Valley dealers in 15 states, with the largest parts inventory for both Valley and non-Valley irrigation machines, delivering necessary parts to dealers within 24 to 48 hours. It's that kind of dedication that helped hundreds of growers who dealt with lost or damaged irrigation machines during Hurricane Michael last October.
"We pride ourselves on ensuring our dealers have what it takes to get their growers up and running as fast as possible," stated Derick Snow, Eastern Regional Distribution Center Manager. "After the hurricane hit, our ability to move parts immediately to our dealers, who had feet on the ground, enabled them to begin fixing pivots, giving growers the service they expect from Valley."
The new distribution center houses more than products. Valley is the industry leader in technology, so not only do they stock parts for pivots, linears and corners, they have everything growers could possibly need for AgSense remote telemetry, ICON smart control panels, Valley GPS and Valley Scheduling, an advanced irrigation management software.
Plus, the Tifton facility offers dealer service and technician training, and has a full team of water management experts in place to help dealers with complicated pumping and water delivery designs. They also support the very latest industry innovations stemming from the Valley partnership with Prospera Technologies. This partnership is working toward autonomous crop management technology, which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to transform center pivots into total crop management machines.
"Tifton has been a hub to keep our Eastern growers up and running. We are very proud to be part of the Tifton community - and the entire area - for more than 18 years and counting," says Bracht.
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