Dave Oxford Jr. opened a Rob-See-Co seed company office in Imperial at 1413 Broadway in the DSK building. (Johnson Publications photo)
Local man opens seed business office in Imperial
Dave Oxford Jr. is the district sales rep for Rob-See-Co. He first began working for the company in December of 2016 from his home. He opened an office for the seed company in the DSK building at 1413 Broadway in Imperial on Oct. 2.
Oxford said he chose Imperial as the location to better serve his customers and dealers.
“The location allows me to be more accessible to customers,” he commented. “The Imperial location is also centrally located to cover my territory.”
Oxford said he has five independent sales reps covering Imperial, Wauneta, Grant, Palisade and Madrid, but his territory is much more extensive.
Rob-See-Co is a seed company with roots that go back more than 125 years and include five generations of the Robinson family. The Robinson farm is located in Waterloo, and Nebraska has always been home for the company.
In October of 2013, they re-established their family business with headquarters in Elkhorn. They grow and sell their own corn and soybeans for seed production, Oxford said.
They are a relatively small company that employs 75 people, but they have a big footprint through direct marketing in 12 different states.
“I became interested in the company because I was intrigued by the commitment of the Robinson family and their business dynamics,” Oxford said.
His goal in the next 12 months is to build a warehouse in Imperial to store corn, soybeans and alfalfa seed. This would potentially create at least two local job positions.
Oxford has lived in Imperial most of his life. He graduated from Chase County High School in 1989 when it was still located at the Wellington site.
He is married to Trish, who works at Chase County Schools. They have three sons, Trevor, 24, Tyler, 21, and Destry, 8. They make their home in Enders.
In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and restoring classic muscle cars.
For more information about Rob-See-Co, Oxford can be contacted at 308-882-0392 or on the website robseeco.com.