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 – is about to get even better.
As you may know, SMA is in the process of acquiring 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 through four distribution centers throughout the
United States. TISCO has long been known as the trusted name in
We believe this acquisition—to be completed in mid-December,
2016 -- is a great fit for us. Among the many positives, TISCO has a proud
history as a focused, 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 (including
those of TISCO) will benefit from the breadth of our combined product offering;
the efficiency of doing business with a single supplier; improved service
through expanded distribution; and more intensive field representation.
Throughout this process, 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
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.