A Carthage-based company has expanded by opening a new location in Meridian.
Malone Tractor has been in business here for about six weeks. Thursday, local leaders and the EMBDC cut a ribbon to celebrate. Since the closing of another business, Meridian has been without a John Deere dealer.
"We feel like if people have enough confidence in us to buy our product, which we think is the best that's on the market, then we certainly feel like that we afford them the service that they deserve," said Eddie Ray Malone. "Our service department right now is really strong and in the next six to seven months will be second to none."
Malone employs 15 people in Carthage and hopes to add to the six now working in Meridian.