Moving day for State Farm

Out with the old…volunteers carry office equipment from the Fourth St. building that has been home to State Farm in Tracy for more than a half century.

By Seth Schmidt

Thanks to a platoon of volunteer movers, the relocation of the Tracy State Farm office from Fourth to Third streets went off without a hitch Friday morning. Desks, chairs, file cabinets, coffee makers, computers and credenzas—you name it—almost anything not nailed down was loaded onto the back of pickups and trailers, and hauled to a newly-remodeled office at 131 Third St.  The Tracy Lions and a Dale Johnson Construction crew did much of the heavy lifting.  State Farm owner Mark Priegnitz, and staff members Beth Lanoue and Deb Saxton, directed the operations. 

After a weekend of organizing, the State Farm office began full operations Monday morning on Third St., with all phone and Internet services switched over.

The new downtown location is in the former John’s Drug building, which had stood empty since late 2017, following the construction of a new Lewis Family Drug building on west Morgan. Mark Seager, owner of the Third St. building, plans to have a new storefront constructed this spring.

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