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Kellogg South Plant, c. 1955

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dc.contributor.author Krum, Kermit
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-04T17:11:30Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-04T17:11:30Z
dc.date.issued 1955
dc.identifier.other 2000003950
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.willardlibrary.org/xmlui/handle/123456789/403
dc.description The Kellogg Co.'s legendary South Plant on Porter Street went into operation in 1909, about a year after construction commenced. It is where, Battle Creek Enquirer reporter Lynda Rea wrote for the Aug. 15, 1999 edition, "W.K. Kellogg turned a midlife dream into a name and and a city known around the world as the place that makes breakfasts." It was also where millions of people came over the years to tour the factory — 7,000 lined up for the last tour before Kellogg discontinued them in 1986. This photo appears to have been taken shortly after $7 million expansion in 1955, when 2,000 employees and their families toured the facility. At its peak in 1973, the plant employed 4,000 people. The Kellogg Co. closed the world's largest cereal plant in 1999, eliminating 550 jobs. en_US
dc.description.abstract An undated aerial photograph of the Kellogg South Plant on Porter Street, probably in late 1950s. en_US
dc.subject Kellogg Co. en_US
dc.subject cereal industry en_US
dc.title Kellogg South Plant, c. 1955 en_US
dc.type Image en_US

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