Kelley Manufacturing Co. recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new parts department building on June 21, 2018, in Tifton, Georgia. The new 40,800 square foot warehouse is estimated to cost $2.2 million and provide thirty plus construction jobs. The new building will employ 6 to 7 fulltime warehouse employees and 7 field service employees.
“The company is 100 percent employee owned. There are 200 plus jobs here but they are not just normal jobs,” says Bennie Branch, KMC president. “The employees have a stake in the company as well. It is a source of pride for me as well.”
KMC is expanding the parts department to meet the increased volume of parts for the 73 different implements produced. KMC has been making farm equipment for the farmers of the world since 1966 and their peanut harvest equipment is available in 22 countries around the world.