November 30, 2020

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Fostoria…circa 1905

fostoria elev with horsesThe Fostoria Cooperative Elevator was formed in 1905, 10 years prior to the founding of West Bend Elevator Company.

Though the exact date of the photograph is not know, it is safe to assume it wasn’t too far removed from the formative years of the company.

In August of 1980, a tornado ripped through Fostoria, damaging many trees, buildings and bin sites, including the elevator.

With a tremendous effort of the employee team, repairs were made to the grain storage facility in time for harvest.

Fostoria Cooperative Elevator merged with MaxYield Cooperative in 2005. The transformation of this location continues, with another grain storage expansion underway in 2015.

 

 

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