These are exciting times for one local business that has been part of Bozeman and the surrounding area for decades and while the company is in multiple states already, now they're looking to move into Texas.

Murdoch's Ranch and Home Supply announced today that they will be moving into the Lone Star State. In a press release the company stated:

"The company is working on multiple leases on existing buildings and build-to-suits and will be focusing on the territory starting north in Temple, Killeen, and College Station, east to Houston, west to Del Rio, and then south to the US/Mexico border and the Gulf of Mexico. For the immediate future, Murdoch’s will focus on Schertz, Temple, Killeen, College Station, Texas Hill Country, San Antonio, Austin, and cities and towns in that general area."

Murdoch's got their start in Bozeman back in 1994 and certainly isn't a stranger to expansion.  The company currently has 34 stores in Montana, Colorado, Idaho, Nebraska, and Wyoming with 1900 employees.

The press release stated that the Texas stores will carry the same products as the other Murdoch stores, as well as items that are specific to the region. The company also plans to build a new Texas distribution center to better serve the expansion.

The first store will be in the city of San Marcos, which is just southwest of Austin.

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Texas isn't the only place the company is growing.  There are three new stores slated for Montana (Belgrade, Three Forks, and Anaconda) and two new stores in Colorado (Fort Collins, and Johnstown).

Murdoch's has been mentioned multiple times on the extremely popular television series Yellowstone and at one point, there is a scene where two of the characters do a little shopping in the store.

The press release states that the Lone Star State expansion will happen over several years and brings the possibility of dozens of new Murdoch stores in Texas.

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