James River Equipment Ribbon Cutting

NEWTON, NC (June 27, 2019)—Newton welcomed James River Equipment to the city during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, June 21.

James River Equipment is now open at 2616 Northwest Blvd.

James River Equipment is a full-service John Deere equipment and tractor dealership dedicated to the needs of agriculture, construction, forestry, commercial and residential customers in North Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina. The staff has more than 130 years of combined John Deere experience. Services include equipment sales, parts, service and rentals. With 40 locations and more than 100 field service vehicles, they are dedicated to keeping their customers up and running. The Newton location features a full line of residential and commercial mowing equipment, as well as compact tractors and farming equipment.

“We’re really excited to be here in Newton,” said James River Equipment President Mark Romer, whose great grandfather started the business in 1926. “We want to make a good impression, because we know we thrive and grow by making a good impression on the community.”

Development of James River Equipment’s new Newton facility was supported by a $60,000 Building Reuse Program grant from the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA). The grant assisted with the redevelopment of a 15,000-square-foot building, which was formerly occupied by Slimline Industries. James River Equipment created 12 jobs and invested $307,984 in the project. The RIA’s Building Reuse Program provides grants to local governments to renovate vacant buildings, renovate and/or expand buildings occupied by existing North Carolina companies, and renovate, expand or construct health care facilities that will lead to the creation of new jobs in specified counties.

“I am proud to welcome James River Equipment to our city,” Newton Mayor Anne P. Jordan said. “I thank them for choosing to open this new location here in Newton and for their investment in our future.”

James River Equipment is open 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. The dealership is currently hiring service technicians. For more information, visit www.jamesriverequipment.com or call 828-322-4300.