Darrell Goodwin (L) of McLennon County visits with Brian DeDecker in the new parts department capabilities.
The Associated Supply Company Inc. (ASCO) celebrated the grand opening of its new Belton, Texas, location Feb. 9. More than 350 people attended the event with the Chamber of Commerce from Belton and nearby Temple, Texas, on hand.
The ceremonies, led by ASCO Central Texas Area Manager Rinny Johnson, included reading a verse from the Bible, a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance with the Belton High School Marine ROTC as color guard.
A selection of ASCO Belton employees spoke during the grand opening and representatives from the other 11 ASCO branch facilities were recognized. A plaque with a set of keys was presented to the city of Belton for purchasing the first machine from the facility, a Case 580 Super N wide track sold by John Pooler.
The 11,000 sq. ft. Belton facility, which will serve the Belton, Temple, Waco, Killeen and Fort Hood area, sits on seven acres of land, with seven full-sized service bays. MW Builders of Temple, Texas, was the contractor for the facility.
Parts Manager Chris Martinez and Service Manager Alan Payne will help Branch Manager Spencer Ridgway make sure the Belton facility is a success.