Thursday, January 8, 2015

Southern States building Rock Hill store

Southern States, one of the largest farm suppliers in the Charlotte region, is adding to its local presence with a new store in Rock Hill.

The company plans to complete construction on the location on North Anderson Road in April and hold a grand opening in May.

Rendering of the Rock Hill store
“We are very excited to open our new farm supply store in Rock Hill,” said CEO Thomas Scribner, in a statement. “For 91 years our mission has been to help farmers and rural customers accomplish their goals, and we are very proud to expand that effort to the customers of the Rock Hill area.”

The company operates stores in Gaston, Iredell and Union counties. The company opened its newest location in August, in Union County, and plans to add more stores around Charlotte in the coming years.

Here's how Southern States describes its new store:

"As one of the company’s largest stores to date, the superstore will feature a 12,000 square-foot showroom, along with a 10,000 square-foot outside display that will feature gates, bunk feeders, fencing, and other farm-related products. The showroom will provide a wide range of farm and home supplies, including a large assortment of animal feeds, fertilizer, seed and animal health supplies.

“We want these new stores to be a one-stop shopping destination for farmers and those that like living in rural America,” said Steve Patterson, vice president of marketing and communications.

It will bring 10-15 full and part-time jobs to the area."