McKINNEY (June 27, 2014) — Ag-Power, a full-line John Deere Dealership providing sales, parts and service of agricultural, lawn, garden and commercial products, has announced that it will be adding 40 new jobs to the headquarters office in McKinney taking the total company employee count to more than 420.
“We are committed to increasing economic development in McKinney, and we are thrilled to assist Ag-Power in their needs for expansion,” said McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller. “Ag-Power has been an exceptional business partner in our community and plays an important role in McKinney’s economy. McKinney Economic Development Corporation is able to assist Ag-Power expand and continue to grow in our community.”
Founded in 1972, Ag-Power sells agriculture products and new and pre-owned equipment to consumers in Texas and surrounding states. Nationally, Ag-Power is one of the largest volume John Deere suppliers with dealerships in Arkansas, Texas and Missouri. The expansion at Ag-Power’s headquarters in McKinney will add 40 jobs to their existing 101 employees. Jack Radke, owner of Ag-Power, said he is proud to see how much the city has grown over the years and is excited to be a part of the growth.
“We have had a long, rich history with the City of McKinney and we are very pleased to be able to continue growing in McKinney,” Radke said. “McKinney is an outstanding place to do business. The location is perfect and allows me to meet my customer demographic on both a local and national scale efficiently. From McKinney National Airport, I can get to Ag-Power’s Missouri office within two hours.”
Recently, the company has included Honda & Stihl lines to complement the John Deere line. Once, primarily selling mostly large agricultural equipment to the farmers in Collin County, Ag-Power has adjusted to the changing needs of its customers by offering smaller ag equipment as well as lawn and commercial equipment to meet the changing needs. Additionally, Ag-Power offers full aftermarket service to customers.
“Ag-Power is a strong community partner and a great example of a successful and growing McKinney-based business,” said Jim Wehmeier, President-CEO of the McKinney Economic Development Corporation. “Ag-Power has been in McKinney since 1972 and continues to expand in our city. MEDC is committed to assisting existing businesses in addition to recruiting new business to McKinney.”
In addition to the expansion at their existing corporate facility, Ag-Power will have an expanded presence at McKinney National Airport, using it for convenient corporate air travel.
Since 1972, Ag-Power has remained as one of the most progressive dealers of agricultural and consumer equipment in Texas, Arkansas and Missouri. Ag-Power is in a select group of dealerships having earned the prestigious Managers Club award in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 from John Deere Company. Ag-Power also offers a full line of fuel-efficient Honda Power Equipment and powerful, environmentally-responsible STIHL power tools. Visit the company’s website at ag-power.com.
About the McKinney Economic Development Corporation
The McKinney Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) was created in 1993 to support the development, expansion and relocation of new and existing companies. The MEDC is an organization with a mission to work to create an environment in which community-oriented businesses can thrive. The MEDC is actively pursuing investments in Aeronautics /Aviation, corporate headquarters, emerging technology, healthcare and medical device manufacturing, professional services and renewable energy. For more information, visit mckinneyedc.com.