SMA began in 1964 with the father-son team of Bill Hurt, Sr.
and Bill Hurt, Jr. It was a rather modest start – a smattering of farm parts
on white butcher paper spread across an old, dusty ping pong table. Today,
after more than 50 years of family ownership, SMA calls itself
“America’s Ag Parts Supplier” -- and with good reason.
SMA offers some 15,000 agricultural-related parts to
customers across the United States. We do this from four distribution
centers strategically-located in Jonesboro, Arkansas; Corsicana, Texas;
Des Moines, Iowa; and Fresno, California.
And now, SMA’s broad geographical coverage – and our
deep product line – has gotten even better.
As of December 30, 2016, SMA has acquired TISCO, a
market-leading distributor of some 16,000 high-wear replacement parts
for tractors, combines and other ag machinery and implements. TISCO
distributes the products of some 325 suppliers, and has long been known
as the trusted name in tractor parts.
We believe this acquisition is a great fit for us. Among
the many positives, TISCO has a proud history as a family-owned company from
its founding in 1937, until it was sold in 1999 by the Calmenson family of
Minneapolis to a corporate owner.
Obviously, the biggest positive is that SMA’s customers,
which now include TISCO’s former customers, will benefit from the breadth of
our combined product offering; the efficiency of doing business with a single
supplier; improved service through expanded distribution (SMA is also now
shipping from TISCO’s distribution centers in Cleveland, Ohio and Nashville, Tennessee);
and more intensive field representation.
At SMA, we are committed to a smooth integration to ensure
a seamless customer experience. As we boldly go forward, you can count on us
to do business the SMA Way, which means a focus on service, responsiveness,
and professionalism. We also take pride in our reputation for fair dealing,
which customers and suppliers always appreciate.
It’s all about delivering value and service to our customers, nationwide.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve your needs. We
welcome any comments. You can use the “Customer Feedback” section of our
website or, better yet, call us anytime.