Mount Angel, Oregon, May 15, 2014
Wilco, Northwest’s #1 Agricultural Supply Cooperative, is well underway with the construction of a new 35,000 sq. ft. store in Bend, OR, to replace its existing 3,000 sq. ft. store.
The new store will be located at the intersection of Highway 20 and 27th street, replacing the Regal Cinema Theatre. Wilco purchased the existing store business, “Round Butte Seed” in March of 2013. The current store is located at 63353 Nels Anderson Road, Bend, Oregon 97701. This small store will be closed when the new location opens so Wilco can better serve customers with a full-sized store that offers a complete assortment of products and services.
The store features a 5,000 sq. ft. covered greenhouse, 5,000 sq. ft. for Work Wear and Lifestyle Clothing, 15,000 sq. ft. warehouse with full service Load Out, Pet Grooming Salon and an additional 15,000 sq. ft. to expand all other departments; those include Lawn & Garden, Livestock Equipment and Supplies, Pet Food and Pet Supplies, and convenience Hardware & Paint.
Wilco has been a member owned farm supply cooperative since 1967 and currently operates 22 locations. In addition to the 15 farm stores, Wilco services full-time farms through professional services and products at their 7 agronomy centers and offers bulk fuel and lubricant delivery. All three business units combine for annual sales over 220 million dollars. The company has steadily and profitably grown throughout Oregon and Washington to provide convenience, quality services and the products their customers expect.
The new store in Bend is expected to open later this year and will add 20 employees to the existing team. The expanded store gives customers a new option to supplying backyards and barnyards in Central Oregon.