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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. the Finest, _ istest, Cleanest Thresher More now than ever bef re 0 *, Rrd PivU Special is the Fine.. Fn'tcs,, C1C::, :t. The Thresher ever built fe. A 2rictliur.!A.A Crnic. Red IFINEST iver Fines - be.u.e it oil, r... 1 ,el .... Lic l' ..e.. Special Htt RollerB Lne Armco Ingot Iron, Bridee Tru.' Co:,ci't, . for 1929 Nev Model Feedct., Hart H r. \\G; .'iir . F' zcn l ir He-h Wheels. Thresers FASTEST 22.36 Fastest-because Double Bel, r, itar ' oitt Rcckword 8 Fibre Pulleys, driving shtai utt.itir, in H-tt Rolier 3Ox52 Beatings Alemite-Zerk L.1r -pd, I en every p.'r% runiutng t the sincorlc.n itvc w(t by th B; Contbines Cylinder to do clean thrslting Iet, toi kEep the 5 sm. Imachine threshing at copacit). Prutee Type CLEANEST Tractors Cleanest-because it is built arcund 6w farno-as 4 Threshermen, the big Cyluder. the Min Bekind the 4 SiZ*5 Gun, the Steel Winged Beater, and the Beating N & S Shakers, the greateat cormbination evr devised for Corn getting the grain from the straw with clear-hng mills Picker-I that deliver it clear, bright. merchantable. See us for Husker 1 complete information. NICHOLSkSHEPARD 1. cat-tio btinntuice 146 Sold By FARMERS' CO-OP PROD. CO _ Stratford, Wis. Ad from Stratford Journal, 1929 I More than ever..
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