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Stratford centennial
(1891-1991)

Businesses of today,   pp. 222-242


Page 232

1963 - Several parcels of land
were purchased from the railroad.
During the next five years, a new
machinery shop and warehouse were
built. The old Tin Warehouse was
traded with Stratford Builders at that
time.
Introduction to bulk feed was
initiated during this period and modi-
fications were made to the mill and
delivery equipment. Bulk feed tanks
were added to the mill, and abulk feed
tank lease-purchase arrangement for
on the farm delivery was made avail-
able. Our bulk petroleum tanks were
moved to a new location-East on Hwy
153. This move was made because of
safety standard demands.
The former implement building.
1969 - The fertilizer plant was put into operation where all grades of fer-
tilizer were formulated. The fertilizer was in bag or bulk form.
During the next six years, the truck fleet and their hauling units were
up-graded.
1976 - A parcel of land on 3rd street was traded with the Village of
Stratford, for a parcel South of the feed mill. On this site, a new warehouse
was constructed. In 1957, there were 11 employees. In 1976, there were 23
full time employees.
1980 - The Chicago and Northwestern Railroad served notice that it
was going to abandon rail service through Stratford.
1983 - The old office was dismantled and the new office was built on
the same site.
1984 - The Fenwood Feed Mill and Warehouse business was pur-
chased.
1985 - A cluster of 12 more Bulk Feed bins were erected. A complete
feed pelleting system was also installed. This modern pelleting system
consisted of two more legs and a 100 HP California Pelleting Machine.
1987 - A parcel of land East on Hwy 153, was purchased from
Marshfield Savings and Loan. An adjoining parcel was also purchased
from Orville Bombach.
1989 - On this 10 acre site, a new 50 by 100 foot warehouse was built.
The former Schuette Garage which is now the Co-op Service Station.
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1. cat-tio  btinntuice 146
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FARMERS' CO-OP PROD. CO                        _
Stratford, Wis.
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