Our Philosophy Of Business
To give such peace of mind to our customers that the products and services received from us will exceed their expectations so that they may focus all their energies and attention on their core business. Simply put: to be taken for granted.
Our Core Values And Beliefs
- We state these values fully expecting to be judged accordingly and held accountable to being who we say we are.
- We associate with people of character, expecting and requiring complete honesty and integrity in all that we do.
- We respect the individual and believe that people who are treated with respect and given responsibility respond by giving their best.
- We make commitments with care and then live up to them. We do what we say we are going to do.
- We presume a sense of urgency on any matters related to our customers. We own up to problems, and we are always responsive.
- Clarity in understanding our mission, our customer’s expectations and what we expect from each other is critical to our success.
- We are frugal. We will guard, conserve and preserve the company’s and any customer resources entrusted to us with at least the same vigilance that we would we use on our personal resources.
- We are people of faith and believers in the GOLDEN RULE. In all of our dealings, we will strive to be friendly and courteous as well as fair and compassionate.
History of AGrowStar
- 1948 - Scott and Edith McCoy started buying scrap iron, peas, squash and small grains in downtown Davisboro, GA.
- 1956 - The McCoys moved to the HWY 24 location in Davisboro with a new scale and six bins, totaling 9,000 bushel capacity.
- 1961 - The HWY 231 elevator was constructed; six new bins were erected increasing total capacity to 91,000 bushels.
- 1968 - The company is incorporated as McCoy Farm Service Center, Inc. Sons, Scotty and Mike McCoy, join the family business.
- 1975 - Scotty and Mike take over operations.
- 1987 - Danny Brown purchases Mike’s interest in the company. Also occurring that year was the purchasing of the Rosier facility in Burke County.
- 1990 - MFSC, Inc. expands its business to Jefferson County by acquiring the Wadley operation. The company name becomes McCoy Grain Exchange, Inc.
- 1995 - Scotty and Danny sell McCoy Grain Exchange to Milner Milling, Inc.
- 1997 - The Wrens, Georgia facility is added increasing the number of elevators to four and the total capacity to over one million bushels.
- 2000 - Milner Grain is purchased by Sonny Perdue, and AGrowStar is established.
- 2002 - The Calhoun, Georgia facility is added.
- 2003 - The Bonaire and Fort Valley, Georgia facilities are added, increasing total capacity to nearly 2 million bushels.
- 2011 - The Dawson, Ga. facility is purchased. With offsite storage, the company’s total capacity now exceeds 2.7 million bushels.
- 2012 - The Lynchburg facility in South Carolina is purchased - bringing the licensed warehouse capacity of AGrowStar to over 3 million bushels.
- 2013 - The Kingstree facility in South Carolina is purchased, and the Sylvania, Ga. facility is acquired.