From the beginning, Tony Duclos, Sr., founder of what is now American Business Group, knew the true value of a “customer-driven” organization. In 1936, he created the South St. Paul Feed & Oil Company. Strategically located between the livestock yards and local rail transit lines, this predecessor to American AGCO, Inc. provided just what the agricultural community needed: a convenient and affordable distribution and supply center.
Over the next 25 years, South St. Paul Feed & Oil provided ever-increasing service to both retail customers and wholesale dealers. Although “oil” was dropped from the company name in 1961, products and services steadily grew. Even during a time when many wholesalers were going out of business, South St. Paul Feed continued to increase products and services in order to help its customers. Believing then, as today, “our customers’ success… is our success.”