The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 18, 1965 · Page 16
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 16

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 18, 1965
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Weidenhoff Corp. Will Be Open House Host, Monday 16-Algofta, (la.) Upp«r DM Moln« Thunday, F»b. 18, t96S CHRISTENSEN'S IN ALGONA IT "*•.-•» — *— "— "*»-*• •—— during K. T. Peirce, president of the Weideiilioff Corporation, has announced that the plant will hold an open house for public visits to the plant on Monday, Feb. 22. Hours will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Buses will be available free to the public and will leave from the Kirk's Shoe Store corner for all tours. The buses are being furnished by courtesy of the Algona Industrial Development Corporation and the Chamber of Commerce. Guided tours will allow the public to visit all departments of the plant and view the recent expansion. The service clubs have been invited to attend special tours on their regularly-scheduled meeting days. An aerial view of the plant taken recently is shown above. The company will begin its tenth year as a subsidiary of Snap-on Tools of Kenosha, Wis., having been incorporated in April of 195G. Operations here were initiated on May 1, 195G. Weidenhoff has completed its 4th expansion in the almost ten years it has existed here. Starting with 42,000 square feet, expansions were made in 1957, 19GO, 1903, and the largest one in 19G4-G5, which brought the total number of square feet to 116,000. The general contractor on the last expansion was the Cowan Corporation. Pratt Electric was the electrical contractor, and Secory Heating of Clear Lake the heating and air- conditioning contractor. Employment in the local plant has increased from 18 in 1956 to a present total of 234 employees. The total payroll is one million dollars. Twenty-two area towns are represented in the payroll. In addition to Algona, employees are from Bancroft, Wesley, Burt, Corwith, Emmetsburg, Britt, Sexton, Lone Rock, Whittemore, LuVerne, Ottosen, Plover, Livermore, Bode, Gilmore City, Buffalo Center, Cylinder, Irving-ton, Havelock, and Fenton. Employees at Weidenhoff have established their own credit union, which is very active. It is managed ami controlled exclusively by the employees. Snap-on also pioneered in safety apparel and has developed a strong program. Safety glasses are mandatory in each plant, wherein all of the factory employees wear them during working hours. Many of the employees in Algona wear safety shoes, which are optional. Manufactured exclusively in the Algona plant is the Oscilloscope, an automotive testing equipment. Special containers for specific Snap-on manufactured items are also manufactured at Weidenhoif, as well as tool chests and roll cabinets for larger equipment. The plant ships out up to 5 serni-tiailer loads per day to the 37 branches in the United States, and to Canada and Mexico. Snap-on pioneered, starting about 25 years ago, an apprentice-training for post high school students, wherein the workers receive skilled training. This p:o;;r.!in is available in the Al- Itbins manufactured at Weiden- Jioll, as .veil as the other plants associated with Snap-on, will be entered in the Internatlijrjal Trades Exposition to be held in Milan, Italy, in April. Many of the 215 items manufactured at Weidenhoff have already been shipped from Algona to Italy. In addition to president K. T. Peirce, other local officers are Ed Adams, vice-president, with Elmer Walter as comptroller- treasurer, and Miles Sloniker as assistant secretary. The Weidenhoff Board of Directors consists of president of Snap-on Victor M. Cain, secretary of Snap-on Robert Grover, Rogers Palmer, T. N. Glen, Ray Knudsen, all of Kenosha, and K. T. Peirce of Algona. Algona will be host to a meeting of the board of directors and other executives here on June 23. home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hix and family and Mr. and Mrs. Timer Harms and family were Sunday evening visitors. Mrs. George Hix is feeling better at this time. Mrs. Sarah Trenary, Paul and Lorena, were Monday visitors in the Tom Trenary home. "The bigger a man's head gets, the easier it is to fill his shoes". I Real Estate Transfers I • PORTLAND •y Mra. Victor Pitch Mr.'and Mrs. Howard Sparks entertained at a Sunday dinner in their home Sunday in honor of Mrs. Sparks' father, Guy Dimond's 70th birthday. Guests were the honoree, MrV«nd"Mrs. Guy Dimond of Britt, Mrs. Ruth Sparks and Dean Sparks of Wesley, and Daryl Sparks of Britt. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wood t went to Fort Dodge, Monday evening to visit a friend, Mrs. Henry Eisenbarth, LuVerne, who is in the Mercy hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Jay Steven arrived home Saturday evening after spending two weeks in Excelsior Springs, Mo., where Jay took some treatments. Mr. and Mrs. P. W, Marlow and Douglas were Sunday supper guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Marlow, Lone Rock. David Marlow returned home with them after visiting there a couple of days. Richard Dugan, Maryville, Mo., spent the weekend in the Harold Becker home. Mr. and Mrs. Billy Christensen and family were Sunday supper guests in the parental Harvey Flnley home at Armstrong. Mrs. Hazel Carroll and Robert visited Mrs. Carroll's mother, Mrs. Fannie Albright, Algona, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Duncan and family and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Duncan of Fenton, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith, Ramona and David, and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Becker of Burt were guests at an oyster stew in the Tom Trenary home Friday evening. Mrs. Merrill Hagedorn and family and her mother, Mrs. Edith Trenary of Ledyard, were Sunday visitors in the Tom Trenary home. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Trenary, Richard Dugan and Trudy Alt of Algona, were dinner guests in the Harold Becker home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Trenary were Sunday afternoon visitors. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Andreasen went to Clear Lake, Friday evening, where they helped friends of Mrs. Andreasen celebrate a wedding anniversary. Mrs. Victor Fitch, Korene and Judy, visited in the George Hix Banwart, Paul P., sgl. to The Apostolic Church of Garfield Twp. 1-27-65 Beg. at pt. on NE corner of (see rec) 7-9430. Beenken, Mat tie, sgl., Herbert R. t Marvella, Gilbert M. & Juanlta;' Leonard C. <& LaVbnne V.; Orville W. & Norma E. to Orville W. Beenken 1-26-65 SE 1/4 12-99-29. Borgmeyer, Margaret Ann Scholtes & Robert to Kossuth Co. Conservation Board 1-29-65 All of that pt. of NW 1/4 desc. as rec.; 23-96-29. Carroll, Helen Sue & John R. to D. C. Hutchison 2-1-65 Undiv. 1/4 int. in W 1/3 0. P.lot4blk29; Algona. Clausen, Viola E. & Carl J. to Edna M. Sunde 1-27-65 Undiv. 3/4 int. in of Subdiv. entitled blks Lots 3 & 4 blk 16, 17, 18 & 19; Fenton. Elder, Charles D., Guard, to Orlan W. Ott et ux 1-29-65 That pt. of NE 1/4 SW 1/4 & Lots 2, 3 & 4 see rec.; 30-95-28. Elder, Charles D., Exec, to Binnie A. Reid 1-29-65 That pt. of NE 1/4 SW 1/4 & Lots 2, 3 & 4 See rec.; 30-95-28. Hutchison, Helen M., sgl. to D. C. Hutchison 2-1-65 Undiv. 1/4 int. in W 1/3 0. P. lot 4 blk 29; Algona. Hutchison, Helen M., Ted M. & Susan S. & Thomas R. et al to D. C. Hutchison 2-1-65 Un- div. 1/4 int. in W 1/3 of 0. P. lot 4 blk 29; Algona. Hutchison, Lucille & D. C. to Helen M., sgl. Hutchison, Ted M.; Thomas R.; & Helen Sue Carroll 2-1-65 Undiv. 1/2 int. In W 2/5 0. P. lot 5 & 6 blk 20; Algona. Isebrand, Senus ' & Edith to Senus Isebrand 1-27-65 That pt. of NW 1/4 desc. as see tec,; 9-97-27; Also Town Index.'"'' Isebrand, Senus & EdM to Sehus 1 IsebraWd' et ux 1-27-65 E. 33' lots 1 & 2 blk 15; Brunjj Add. (Also Land Index) lot 6 Titonka. " " Quinn, Natalie M. & John b Koss. Co. Conservation Board 1-29-65 AH of that pt. of NW 1/4 (desc. as see rec.) 2396-29. :?' Trauger, Robert J. & Evelyn P. to U. B. Peffer; Undiv. 2/3 int. & Elizabeth Leeck,'Un- div. 1/3 int. 1-28-65 E 1/3 Lot 7 blk 226 W 1/3 Call's Add. lot 8 blk 226; Algona. - < Yungeberg, Dale & Rachael J. to Andrew. J. Gotten 1-2965 W 1/2 NW frl 1/4 495-30. Brown, Florence M., sgl. to Harold W. Turner, et ux 2-565 All of Wellendorf s First Add. Lot 2 blk 1 exc. a tract beg. see rec.; Wellendorf's First Add. lot 1 blk 1 WeUendorf's First Add. lot 7 blk 1 exc, S. 40' of E. 100' Wellendorfs First Add. lot 3 blk 1; Algona. Butcher, Samuel A. to Hazel Butcher 2-2-65 E 1/2 SE 1/4 & SW 1/4 SE 1/4 5-99-30. Carroll, Helen Sue & John R. to Lucille Hutchison 5/7 int.; D. C. Hutchison 2/7 int. 2-165 Undiv, 1/4 W 1/2 28-9728; NE 1/4 NE 1/4 2997-28 & E 1/2 SE 1/4 exc, see rec.; 20-97-28. • E Ills, Zula T. to Jack P. Reece, et ux 2-8-65 N 1/2 NE 1/4 20-100-30. Hamilton, Gertrude, Widow to Luke C. Hamilton, et ux 2-565 SW 1/4 27-98-29. Hantelman, Martin & Delphine to Wm. Bruhn et ux 24-65 Hantelman's 2nd Add. lot 10 blk 1; Fenton. Hutchison, D. C. & Lucille to Helen M. Hutchison 2-1-65 Undiv 1/2 int. in Lot 3 Fisher's Estate 14-95-29. Hutchison, D. C. & Lucille to Helen M. Hutchison (life) Helen Sue Carroll Ted M. Hutchison; Thomas R. Hutchison 2-1-65 Undiv. 1/2 int. N 1/2 NE 1/4 21-95-29. 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