TABER: Ground was broken Wednesday morning on a state-of-the-art Western Tractor dealership in Taber.
The facility will provide some of the newest agricultural technology and services from John Deere, as well as an on site training facility for staff and customers.
Western Tractor President and General Manager Steven Dyck explained that some of the new tractors and other equipment coming out has as many as 88 computers onboard, meaning both their staff and the people buying them may appreciate a chance to see just how everything works.
Dyck added that the computer systems will also be able to communicate remotely with a call centre located in the Taber facility, meaning staff there will be able to work on issues from their computer, or at the very least give technicians a better idea of what they're dealing with when sending them into the field.
During the ground breaking Dyck also talked about why they decided to build the high-end facility in Taber. He stated that they decided it was the right locations because of the size and sophistication of local producers.
Dyck noted that should the weather cooperate, they're hoping to have the facility up and running by Christmas.