Wednesday, November 26, 2008

CWGG Withrow

This information comes from a 1970s Central Washington Grain Growers brochure, showing off their grain facilities.

Withrow receives an average of about 850,00 bushels per year and it the company’s third largest station making a solid contribution to the stability of the cooperative. Farm storage delivered throughout the year keeps this station in operation constantly. The company agent lives in Withrow and is an additional contribution to this close knit community. Withrow handled over a record million bushels in the 1975-76 year.

A fire in April of 1975 destroyed the machinery in the east concrete elevator. The fire failed to damage the building structurally and new equipment was installed. Alert local citizens and good fire fighting equipment prevented what could have been a serious blow to the cooperative.

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