Salford grows to meet increasing demand
By Top Crop Manager
Jan. 19, 2010, Salford, Ont. – Local politicians today joined the Salford Farm Machinery team at an open house celebrating the company’s new plant expansion.
Jan. 19, 2010, Salford, Ont. – Local politicians today joined the Salford Farm Machinery team at an open house celebrating the company’s new plant expansion. Oxford MP Dave MacKenzie, Oxford MPP Ernie Hardeman and Southwest Oxford Mayor Jim Hayes gathered in the news addition along with representatives from the Ontario Federation of Agriculture.
Salford has grown steadily over more than 30 years to serve growers across Canada, the Unites States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil. The company operates a plant in Iowa as well as the Salford plant, but remains firmly rooted in the local community.
“This truly is a local success story,” Hayes says. “This is a rural Ontario business that’s become a multi-national player without losing touch with its origins.”
“Salford has always been proud to serve growers here in Ontario where we got our start,” says General Manager Geof Gray. “This addition is the result of the relationships we’ve built and the support we continue to receive from our customers.”
Hardeman knows Salford’s history as well and is delighted by its recent growth. “It has been incredible to watch this company grow from a small, local business to a global player that’s still true to its values,” he says. “Salford employs many of my constituents and my friends, and today is a proud day for the entire riding.”
The 19,000 sq. ft. expansion will be used for assembly, research and development and distribution, particularly for the company's incredibly successful line-up of seeding equipment, which includes air drills, seeders, and
"This expansion is a major step forward that will allow us to meet growing demand across North America and the world,” says Gray.
Salford Farm Machinery Ltd. manufactures the Salford line of primary tillage, secondary tillage, seeding and fertilizing equipment at its plant located in Salford, Ont. Salford also manufactures attachment options designed to combine strength and accuracy with the flexibility to perform on conventional, min-till, no-till and organic operations.
Salford Farm Machinery Ltd., opened its doors in 1978. Since then, the company has grown to employ more than 100 people in its Salford, Ont., plant and Osceola, Iowa, serving markets in Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Brazil.
Salford’s plant expansion adds 19,000 square feet that will be used for assembly, research and development and distribution.
The expansion will help Salford meet demand for its incredibly successful line-up of seeding equipment, which includes air drills, seeders, and air carts.
The company is currently expanding into new and growing markets in Western Canada, the Southern United States, Bulgaria, Hungary and the Ukraine.