Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa on January 30, 1957 · Page 15
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January 30, 1957

Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa · Page 15

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READING ROOM SJU SCH081 OF JOUWALB* DAILY VOL 70 NO. 128 107 ftAtS Of _ OSKALOOSA. IOWA-WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 30. 1957 FOUNDED JULY 2. 1850 * Site of New Allen Co. Plant **·»· ****** '**·*** *»·»*- -*·*·»* ~ *··**·*·* ***** **»···*·*· ****** ·**» mmmm Presbyterian church builds educational wing One of Allen's Truck Cabs Industrialization Is Becoming A Reality The year 1956 goes down in the books as the year that Oskaloosa rediscovered herself and took an important step toward industrialization. The Allen Industrial Products Co. of Creek, Mich., decided to set up a new factory in Oskaloosa after officials of the company had taken a critical look at Oskaloosa and liked what they found. Actually, nearly everything of importance that took place in Oskaloosa during the year revolves around the re-establishment of community pride and desire, coupled with a determination to tell the world that Oskaloosa is Good Today and will be Better To- morrow, Three Oskaloosa industries made significant moves in the direction of plant expansion. Both the Iowa Valve Co. of James B. Clow Sons and the Continental Manufacturing Co. purchased land for new factory facilities. Ideal Manufacturing Co. is erecting a shelter over the rear dock and installing a traveling crane to speed up handling of steel. BEST EXPRESSION of the new Oskaloosa attitude was the successful Mothers' Crusade for Better Schools when Oskaloosa voted 73.8 percent for the -31.050,000 program to provide more elementary school facilities, a new senior high school and to convert the present high school into a junior high. Ranking with the school election victory and an influence in voting more schools was the successful campaign in Oskaloosa and Mahaska county to match dollars with Iowa Quakers in building ar.d equipping the new 5250,000 William Penn college gymnasium. The new college gym not only placed Penn a step closer to North Central association accrediting but Trade possible the planning of a new senior high school for Oskaloosa without costly six-c'.ator gym facilities. That item alone gave incentive to popular acceptance of the local school program. RANKING with the advances in educa- tional progress here was the community wide industrial education program with all Oskaloosa participating. The campaign was carried on largely through the Herald and radio. It pointed up industrial progress to date and covered the- advantages Oskaloosa ha? to offer new manufacturing. Industrial promotion has brought first results with the announcement that Allen Industrial Products, Inc., of Battle Creek, Mich., will locate a new branch plant in Oskaloosa. A new building will b« erected on the chamber of commerce land south of the Ideal Manufacturing Co.. plant to house the concern. The Allen Company plans to st^ri pro- duction here in June, with two shifts of 25 men each employed at the start and the force increased as conditions warrant. Plant expansion in a year or two is a probability. The Allen company makes cabs for industrial highway and plant trucks, makes several types of hydraulic and gravity shovels, industrial trucks, snow plows for various types of trucks, summer spun glass canopies for industrial and agricultural trucks, and other products. Y 0 U N K E R BROS., INC., of Des Moines has negotiated contracts for the new Younkers store in Oskaloosa at 116-118 High DEVELOPMENT . . . (Continued on page 2) o WDUSTMAL EXPANSION i NEWSPAPER

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