New store to bring jobs to Irmo

BRENTWOOD, TN (WIS) - Construction is under way on a new Tractor Supply Company store in Irmo, the company's 19th South Carolina location.

Tractor Supply Company is the largest retail farm and ranch supply store chain in the United States.

The new Irmo Tractor Supply Company store will be at 1003 Dutch Fork Road, and will employ 12 to 17 team members.  The 19,097 square-foot store will include sales floor and support service space.  A fenced exterior space will be built for storage and display of items such as fencing, sprayers and livestock equipment.

Construction began on the new facility on Nov. 17, 2008.  The contractor for the project is Burriss Building Systems of Irmo.  A construction completion date has been tentatively set for June 2009.

Tractor Supply Company, listed on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange as TSCO, operates more than 791 stores in 43 states.  Tractor Supply Company stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers.  The company also serves the maintenance needs of those who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. Tractor Supply Company stores are located in the outlying towns in major metropolitan markets and in rural communities.  The company offers a comprehensive selection of merchandise for the health, care, growth and containment of horses, livestock and pets; a broad selection of agricultural products; and tools and hardware selected for our customers' needs.  In addition, the company sells light truck equipment, work clothing for the entire family, and an extensive line of seasonal products including lawn and garden power equipment products.  For more information on Tractor Supply, access the website at