In the history of any major industry, one name usually stands out as the driving force behind its very existence. In electric fencing, that name is DARE. Since 1946, Dare has been manufacturing the highest quality products and providing the ultimate in customer service. We invite you to discover the Dare heritage and join us as we lift the electric fencing industry to even greater heights.
For more than 50 years, Gunk®, the industry leader and most trusted name in cleaning and degreasing, has provided optimized solutions to tackle the toughest grease, grime, and gunk throughout the garage.
Little Giant® has been a market leader for over 70 years. Products made under the Little Giant® brand have a reputation for being tough and durable. They help hobby farmers, ranchers, and breeders get the job done right. Little Giant® got its start in 1941 with three automatic poultry founts, and today represents six product categories and over 900 products. It is one of the most recognized and respected brands in the hobby farm market, providing a steady and reliable helping hand to our valued customers. Miller Manufacturing Company is a market-leading manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of farm, ranch, and pet products which are sold under the brand names of Little Giant®, Hot-Shot®, Springer Magrath®, Double-Tuf®, Pet Lodge™, and API®.
PEAK’s parent company, Old World Industries, is an independent, family-owned business that has been a leader in the development and distribution of high-quality automotive products for over four decades.
For 22 years, Powerfields has been a trusted partner to retailers all over the United States. Located in Caldwell, Idaho, Powerfields delivers value to its customers through high-quality products and fair prices. Powerfields designs, manufactures and delivers a diverse selection of products for the farm and ranch retail industry. Product lines include premium poly tape, poly wire, hot rope, hot braid, high-tensile wire, energizers, and portable electric netting. Powerfields also provides a focused assortment of high-quality companion products that are essential for proper installation and performance such as insulators, hardware, and tools.
At the time, farmers in Virginia were unable to buy seed guaranteed to grow in the Commonwealth. Despite scientific findings of the correlation between the quality of seeds and the quality of crops they produced, commercial seed handlers continued to sell poor-quality seed. In 1923, about 150 farmers met in Richmond, Virginia, to take steps to remedy the situation. These 150 farmers, calling their cooperative Virginia Seed Service (VSS), found that pooling their resources enabled them to procure seeds better suited to Virginia's growing conditions. In the early 1930s, VSS looked beyond Virginia and changed its name to Southern States Cooperative. Southern States and ten other regional co-ops formed a national seed-breeding research organization, FFR. It remains the largest such operation anywhere in the world.
Today, as one of the nation's largest farmer cooperatives, Southern States recognizes its past and looks forward to an exciting future.
Our history follows the history of America as it developed from a collection of rural villages where nearly everyone farmed at least a small plot of land through the industrial revolution and the growth of corporate America. True Temper was there every step of the way. When you work on something, you want to work hard and smart. Your tools need to do the same. Dirt, leaves, snow...whatever your job, True Temper makes the tool to handle it, the result of our unparalleled focus on quality and innovation. Choose True Temper, the strong and smart choice.
During the 1850s, the steel industry flourished throughout the United States, creating a high demand for ash timber, which is the wood used for tool handles because of its weight, strength, and size. A lot of steel goods companies opened in response to this demand. And after a century and a half of mergers and consolidation, the most enduring company, founded in Columbus, Ohio in 1890, has spawned--the company we know today as UnionTools. In 2006, UnionTools joined the Ames family of companies and continues to market quality tools.
As you enter the front door, an old brass cowbell announces your arrival. You are greeted by a friendly voice as you take in the history that is prominently displayed around the store. No, this isn't a scene from the 50's, it is your actual experience when you visit Animals and Gardens Unlimited.