All States Ag Parts To Open New Location in De Soto, IA
All States Ag Parts, one of the nation's leading used, new and rebuilt ag parts suppliers, announced they will be opening their new retail location in De Soto, IA on January 2, 2012. All States Ag Parts now operates 8 locations throughout the midwest supplying farmers, repair shops and equipment dealers with new, used and rebuilt tractor parts and combine parts.
"Our new facility greatly expands the parts selection available. We have almost 10 times the warehouse space we previously had and are stocking thousands of commonly needed parts. These parts are available for same day pick-up, making it very convenient for area farmers", said Chad Bagby, New Parts Division Manager for All States Ag Parts.
"In addition to the thousands of parts we have in stock, we have over 100,000 new after-market parts that are available with 1 to 2 day delivery", Bagby said. "The new distribution center in De Soto is already fully stocked and has been shipping orders world-wide since August. We're excited about being able to open the retail side of business and make the parts available to local farmers too".
De Soto, IA is located approximately 15 miles west of the Des Moines metro area along Interstate 80. The new facility is an expansion and relocation of the operations that were previously handled in Urbandale, IA. In addition to a retail sales area and parts warehouse, the De Soto facility is also the company's headquarters for internet and catalog sales. The relocation brings a total of 20 jobs to De Soto.
"In De Soto we will have a staff of 7 full-time parts experts handling our internet and catalog sales. This has been a tremendous growth area for our company. We ship parts throughout the world", said Jeff Griggs, chief operations officer for All States Ag Parts. In addition to warehouse and catalog sales staff, we have corporate marketing, purchasing, IT and operations staff located in De Soto".
"Our new location is literally a stone's throw from I-80", said Terry Burkart, marketing director for All States Ag Parts, "we have great visibility and easy access for farmers and will be providing them with a tremendous selection of parts not previously available in central Iowa. With our new buildings in De Soto, we have over 4,000 sq. ft of office and showroom space and 18,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space. We also have an additional 8 acres of land for future growth".
"One area for immediate expansion in De Soto is the addition of a rebuild shop for carburetors, distributors and other small parts", said Griggs.
The new rebuild shop will combine with All States Ag Parts other rebuilding operations to offer a full complement of rebuilt ag parts including cylinder heads, crankshafts, transmissions, hydraulic pumps, scv's, clutches, water pumps, straw choppers, final drives and more. Each of these parts is covered by an industry-leading 1-year warranty and is rebuilt by trained technicians.
"A salvage yard is not currently in the plans for De Soto", said John Dyke, the owner of All States Ag Parts, "but our seven other locations each include salvage yards ranging in size up to 50 acres. The De Soto operation will have quick-access to the used parts from these yards with most parts available in a day or two".
All States Ag Parts' salvage yards provide an economical and environmentally friendly means of replacing parts. All States stocks used parts for all makes and models of tractors, combines, hay equipment, planters, skid steers and more. Each used part is thoroughly inspected and comes with a 1-year warranty.
The new Desoto, Ia store can be reached by calling 866-609-1260. The showroom is located at 10 Ellefson Drive, just north of Interstate 80. All States Ag Parts can be found on the internet at www.TractorPartsASAP.com