The Albany Herald (Ga.) reports Flint Ag & Turf hosted an open house on Oct. 29, to celebrate the dealership's grand opening.

According to the Albany Herald:

"Flint Holdings CFO Tony Sammons said, 'This is really about our customers and about providing a good, professional work environment for our employees. They both deserve that kind of facility. We think it’s properly sized and in a good location for our technicians to repair equipment and includes a retail facility that equals the quality of John Deere products.'

"The Lee County Flint Ag & Turf location also has become more of a retail hub for parts needed by the seven other Flint Ag & Turf dealerships in the region.

"'It’s pretty exciting to come from where we did to this,' Flint Ag & Turf General Parts Manager Don Bowman, who has worked with Flint Holdings for 40 years, said. 'It’s a much simpler process for our dealerships (to order needed parts), and because we now have the space we’ve increased our parts inventory by as much as a half-million dollars.'

The new facility actually opened to the public on Aug. 24, the same day that Flint Holdings announced the 8-store John Deere dealership would change its name from Albany Tractor Co. to Flint Equipment Co.