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Sanders Continues Its Growth in the West Tennessee Region

Thursday, January 12, 2012 - Cleveland, MS

Jimmy Sanders, Inc., the Mid-South's largest locally and family-owned agricultural input supply company has expanded its retail operations with a new location in McKenzie, Tennessee. Officially opening on January 10, 2012, this facility will provide seed, fertilizer and chemicals to local farmers, as well as precision agriculture services through Sanders’ award-winning OptiGro® program. Through a secure, web-based platform, OptiGro® processes, stores and analyzes data across several million acres and assists growers in maximizing their return on input investment for each cropping season.

Sanders originally entered the Carroll County, TN area in November 2010, in Huntingdon. Having received such a warm reception from the local growers in the community, rapid expansion became a necessity. Sanders is further demonstrating its commitment to serving growers in this area by investing in a 1,000 ton dry fertilizer storage facility and a 15,000 sq.ft. warehouse in McKenzie. The new location puts Sanders closer to its customers and provides four lane highways to expedite deliveries to the field.

The McKenzie facility, located at 331 Hill Road, will be managed by Brad Haynes. Sales responsibilities will be carried out by Gary Parker, Corren Tippitt, and Joseph Moore. Lawson Johns will oversee all fertilizer operations, as well as warehouse inventory management. Krystal Bell will handle all administrative / financial duties, along with regional training needs. Ken Kehrer will be in charge of equipment and on-site maintenance.

“Sanders is a great American company which focuses on the profitability of its customers. We are truly excited to expand the Sanders name in Carroll and surrounding counties in West Tennessee,” stated Haynes. “It’s nice to work for a company that puts its customers first and truly takes care of its employees. We have assembled an exceptional team that is dedicated to serving our agricultural community.”

Jimmy Sanders, Inc., established in 1953, is headquartered in Cleveland, Mississippi and currently services Mid-South growers with 71 locations across Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas.