In 2019, when retired farmer Tommy Webb decided to start a new business venture in Pangman with long-time friend Doug Lewgood, they created and opened Red Coat Ag Inc. in the spring of 2020. With both men active in volunteering and supporting local groups for many years, it was also their chance to bring their combined wealth of agriculture experience together and work closely with farmers and livestock producers throughout South Central Saskatchewan.
Associating with Flaman Rentals, one of the top companies in Canada, they wanted to offer quality equipment for rent while also continuing to reach out with services meeting the needs of the ag community they proudly serve.
Born July 14th, 1929, Thomas Webb has lived a challenging, rewarding, long life. He tells it like it is – his life hasn’t been easy. But despite many detours and obstacles, he never wavers from his passion to do and help more. Webb has been a farmer for most of his life, based in Pangman area. It wasn’t until three years ago that he gave up the profession, selling his farm at auction.
Aside from farming, Webb dedicated much of his life to sports. He coached minor hockey for 11 years, and was involved with the Weyburn Red Wings at the same time. In 1980, he took on full ownership of the team until 1987. During that time, the team won the Centennial Cup in 1983-1984, a moment of which Tom is incredibly proud. The team was also inducted into the hall of fame, and were acknowledged by the legislature on May 23rd, 1984.
Ron Rumball, the current Coordinator of Player Personnel of the Weyburn Red Wings, explains that if Webb hadn’t stepped up to lead the team when he did, the team probably wouldn’t exist today. As a way to commemorate Webb, 1984 Centennial Cup team member Dr. John Corrigan awarded him with a Red Wings jersey, which featured Webb’s name and the number 84, representing the year his team won the Centennial Cup.
After a long, challenging, successful life, Webb still didn’t feel like he was done. These days, he still volunteers around the community, and runs Red Coat Ag. His goal is to help farmers become successful and overcome the challenges he faced himself, and show the community the importance of being involved where you can.