Dempster Mill Purchase plant in Florence Ala 1893
The Dempster Mill Manufacturing company of Beatrice has effected the purchase of a large .plant at Florence, Ala., which they will commence operating operating at once, as a branch of their Beatrice Beatrice concern. They will employ there about forty people. It will be in charge of Mr. A. P. Smith, formerly connected with the NationalPump company of Mound City, 111. ' Although this south ern branch is owned by the Beatrice company it will be known as the Flor ence Pump and Lumber company.