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Ralston Purina plant, 1970

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dc.contributor.author Krum, Kermit
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-04T19:26:52Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-04T19:26:52Z
dc.date.issued 1970
dc.identifier.other 2000003958
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.willardlibrary.org/xmlui/handle/123456789/411
dc.description The Ralston Purina Co. plant at 150 S. McCamly St., employed more than 325 people with an estimated payroll of $3 million, when this photo was taken in 1970. The plant produced both Chex cereals and Purina Pet Foods. Ross H. Coller, in his June 1, 1959, Enquirer and News history column, wrote that "Ralston Purina became part of 'Foodtown U.S.A.' through its purchase in April 1927 of Battle Creek's Armor Grain Co. plant, long known as the Mapl-Flake Mills." The factory continued to operate under the Ralston name until 2013, when it was acquired by ConAgra. In 2016, it was one of 32 facilities acquired by TreeHouse Foods. en_US
dc.description.abstract Photograph of the Ralston Purina Co. factory at 150 S. McCamly St., Battle Creek, circa 1970. en_US
dc.subject Food industry en_US
dc.subject Manufacturing en_US
dc.title Ralston Purina plant, 1970 en_US
dc.type Image en_US

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