Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa on January 30, 1957 · Page 66
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Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa · Page 66

Oskaloosa, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 30, 1957
Page 66
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52 W«}., Jan. 30, 1957 OSKALOOSA DAILY IMUU Rolscreen Looking Forward To Increased Growth, Development Of New Products PELLA, (Special) -- Rolscreen growing demand for their pro- company of Pella, having just ducts by reaching, not only con- completed another very successful sumers. but leading builders, arch- business year, is looking fonvard itects, and contractors, to increased grov.th and new en- One of their major potential with an eye toward future IB spite of the many recent addition* to the factory, the pres- i ent 150,000 square feet of floor' deavors in 1957, consumers is the church market-- space is proving to be inadequate Manufactures of Pella wood fold- supplying all of their products to 1 fcr this flowing industry. ing doors, Pella casement win- this field, but encountering a j FROM ITS beginning 32 years dows, Pella multi-purpose wm- growing demand for the Pella · ago, Peter BL Kuyper, president dows, PeUa Roiscreens and Pella wood folding door, used primarily and general manager, has been at Venetian blinds, Rolscreen com- as folding partitions in many the helm of the Rolscreen "sh-.D." pany is cons:arr.Lj a-d.ng new and churches. I His primary a»m has been to better improvements 'with addi- Rolscreen company's peak em- provide constant work for his em- tional sales appeal* to their pres- ployment of 551 was reached in ployees, who. from the verv be- ent products, and are coni:r.ualh 1956. Workers frets outlying cities ginning, were instilled with a de- earryir.g on research tor addition- and towns are brought to Pella sire to create the finest possible al items in their immediate build- by company buses, to supplement products so that the demand for ing-specialties f:eld. the employees from Pella proper, those products might continue to Wide acceptance of their manu- Twenty percent of these "un- increase, and thereby create con- factured items, of f.r.est quality, ported" employees are from slant work for everyone. is proof of their outstanding Oskaloosa. ! Proof of the success of such a craftsmanship and the envious po- Rolscreen company is proud of cooperative program lies in the sibon they hold in the biridmg- its fine workers and is constantly faet that Rolscreen company has products trade. building toward better and im- never had general lay-off, but THROUGH THEIR adverus-fig proved working conditions for »ts ^ $1^ provided work for its emp!oy- media in selected magazines, they employees. Additional property ««* throughout the years. Further endeavor to create an ever- was purchased during the past proof o f Rolscreen's interest ta its ---------- ---- employees is the fact that, again j m 1956, generous bonuses and pen- jsion certificates were presented to j employees for an aggregate tctal of $330,000, bringing the grand ! total of extra benefits paid to employees over the past ten years to $1.340.112.86. wlchee are pree^nifea to ployees upon completion of la years of service. Rolscreen company provides six ! 4-year Central college scholarships each year to high schcol graduates with outstanding ability in extracurricular functions, as well as high-scholarship standing. TEX TEARS AGO Mr. Kuyper was capably lomed in business by his son, EL Stuart Kuyper, now j secretary and director of product development of Rolscreen company; and his soa-in-law, Paul V. Farver, treasurer and director of sales of the organization. Distributors for Rolscreen com- ASSEMILY LINE workers ?n the multi-purpose window department at the Rolscreen plant are. from left. Mrs. Larry (Ncrma) Northcutt and Mrs. Delmar (Carol) Miedema. both or Pella. and Ted Allen and Serald WhHlatch, both of Oskaloosa. Among those in the background are Harrison Kelly and Roternary Shaffer, also of Oskaloosa. This department, begun almost a year ago. was recently moved from its cramped quarters into the new edition of the building. (Herald Photo) 4 FEW interesting employment' support of the belief that flawless 23% from 8 to 6 years (totaling figures show that perfect-attend- presets are best produced by on- 56% with service of 3 years and the--cb skiHed workers. Fifteen over); and 42% from 1 to 3 years. percent of a!! employees have been! Silver or gold service pins are ·vzth the company for 10 or more j awarded to employees at every years 21^ for from 5 to 9 years; j five-year service increment, and ance awards were made to 58 employees for the year 1956. Perfect attendance and long-time sen-ice are emphasized at Rolscreen in . i ! pany throughout the United States 'and Canada, total some 160 of- ifices, and plans for the future in! elude establishment of additional I representatives so that Pella pro! ducts may become more convem- ' ently available to all trade areas. ! Installation of Waterworks Tops Keswick Progress j KESWICK, (Special) -- Standing ! out prominently among the marks 1 of progress achieved by the cosn- · munity of Kesivick for the year of 1956 is the work completed dur.rg the year toy. ard insta'lation of a municipal fl-=~er system. Digging of 'he city well has been coirpleted It is located one- half mile- o-th of Kesvviek, near - -- - - m .» I TDe 0OQO1 trenches for the city the laying of the pipe underway for the past two Progress also is noted ta the Improvement of streets and the taf* ing of new sidewalks. A major road improvement of the peat year has been the grading and blacktopping of State Highway 23 from Keswick to Thornburf. The year of 193« saw the end of the Keswick high school aa a result of the modernizing trend of school district reorganization. Hig'i school students of the Ke»- v.icJs community now attend the North High school at Thornburg, under the administration of the Tri-County Community school district. Tr.e Farmers Lumber company has constructed a new offic* building, and is now occuping it. Charles Wmegarden has built a, garage and work shop on his prop- i erty in the west part of town. Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Wilkin* 'purchased the Roy Caskey prop- 'erty during the past year and moved there on Dec. 1 from the Cora Axmear apartments. They have built an addition onto the house and also are modernizing it. REMODELING PROJECT EDDYVILLE. (Special)-- Frank D. B:own. publisher of the Eddyville Tribune, is making steady orogress m the remodeling of the office quarters of his newspaper plant. HONTEZUMA'S dial telephone system was nearly ready to go into operation earlier this month when these technicians were making some final checks. They are Tom Keaton ot Beckley, W. Va., at left; H. K. Stebbins of Santa Cruz. Calif., installation supervisor, in background; Rene De Mars of Spencer, crouching: and Jack Slaughter of Grimes at test machine. (Herald Photo' MAYNARD SEARS of Searsboro was heartily expressing hi appreciation to his fellow townsmen for his new blacksmith shor as this picture was taken. After Sears was burned out last Octo her, the people of Searsboro went together in contributing prac ticaity all of the labor and all of the materials, amounting tc $1,600 worth, for the construction of this new 20x40 blacksmith shop, made of concrete blocks. (Herald Photo) ^rn f^koto arap 0 ku I d by I l ew Located Over The Leader Store In Oskaloosa and 619 Franklin, Pella WE NOW HAVE 2 STUDIOS TO SERVE OUR CUSTOMERS Apponfrrepts Taken Every Day At Either Studio YEARS - YEARS X YEARS OP EXPERIENCE WITH CHILDREN AS WELL AS ADULTS NO SITTING CHARGE AT BOND'S Special Prices For 8th Grade Graduation PHONE 3-3730 Make Your Appointment Now THIS IS A PERMANENT STUDIO make 1957 a year of refreshment! The L'X^t refreshment MAHASKA BOTTLING CO. BOTTLES AND DISTRIBUTES THESE SiX DELICIOUS BEVERAGES IN 14 COUNTIES Ask For Them Today At Your Favorite Retailer's. l\fveran after-thirst THt NEW TANGAUZED SQUIRT IS A SPARKLING MlXtt, TOO! Part of Oska.oosa's Progress..* WE ARE PROUD THAT THIS CITY IS HEADQUARTERS FOR OUR WIDESPREAD OPERATIONS. MAHASKA BOTTLING CO. 217 NORTH E STREET OSKALOOSA, IOWA KWSPAPLRl

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