1922: Nobles County orders concrete, Sioux City orders crushed stone from Rock County manufacturers

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The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on April 28, 1922:

 

TWO LUVERNE COMPANIES SECURE LARGE CONTRACTS

 

National Concrete Co. Secures $36,000 Tile Order; Quartzite Quarries, Inc., Sells 200 Carloads Crushed Rock

Two of Luverne’s manufacturing concerns, the National concrete Materials Co., and the Quartzite Quarries, Inc., have secured substantial contracts for their products during the past week.

The National Concrete Materials Co., was awarded a $36,000 contract for drainage pipe as a part of a $69,000 drainage system project let last week by the Nobles county board of commissioners.

The Quartzite Quarries, Inc., contract consists of an order secured this week by Manager Harper Shaffer for about two hundred carloads of crushed rock, to be shipped to Omaha, Neb., for use on the roads of Douglas county. An order also was secured for crushed rock to be shipped to Sioux City.

It is expected that operations will be started at the stone crushing plant sometime during the coming week, or not later than May 1.

Donations to the Rock County Historical Society Endowment Fund can be sent to the Rock County Historical Society, P.O. Box 741, Luverne, MN 56156.

Mann welcomes correspondence sent to mannmade@iw.net.

 

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