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Re: OT:Gurney's

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] OT:Gurney's
  • From: Arnold Koekkoek <koekkoek@mtcnet.net>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 09:16:37 -0500

Gurney's used to be a great, family-owned company in Yankton, S.D.  I went there annually for over 20 years.  Then they were bought out by a conglomerate, ITT, more recently re-sold to local ownership, and a year or so ago were bought by Foster & Gallagher, which closed down the over-100 year old operation in Yankton and moved the once-respected company to a location in Grand Rapids, MI, next to another of F & G's companies, the infamous Michigan Bulb Co.   The history of Henry Fields more or less parallels that of Gurney's.   Now it seems the whole shebang has gone down the tubes.  It's a shame this is the fate of companies like these.  I can't help wondering if in all these corporate shenanigans there are a few people profiteering like mad.

Arnold & Carol Koekkoek
38 7th Street, NE
Sioux Center, IA 51250
e-mail  koekkoek@mtcnet.net

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