Hastings Tribune

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                         Business Outlook
                           Industry   Feb. 5, 2010
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                                                                                                                                                            — Dutton-Lainson                     — Engines remain the
                                                                                                                                                            attracts global cus-                 driving force behind
                                                                                                                                                            tomers from its                      Industrial Irrigation.
                                                                                                                                                            Hastings base.




                                    2
                                                                                                                                                            — One of the first businesses ever to set up in Hastings,
                                                                                                                                                            Borley Moving and Storage will be celebrating its 135th
                                                                                                                                                            anniversary this year.




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                                                                                                                                                            — T-L Irrigation handles agriculture crisis to remain one
                                                                                                                                                            of the few center pivot manufactorers still in the busi-
                                                                                                                                                            ness.




Committee
sets sights on
entrepreneurs
                ERIK BUDERUS
            ebuderus@hastingstribune.com
   Craig Eckert, chairman of the Chamber retail
oversight committee, and its other members
have learned quite a few things about the retail
side of business since the nearly 20-member com-
mittee began meeting more than three years ago.
   They’ve learned about the process it takes to
bring a major chain to town. They’ve learned what
some of the shopping habits of Adams County cit-
izens are and what those citizens want in Hastings.
And, among other things, they’ve learned there’s a
lot of ambition and ideas in Hastings.
   That, Eckert says, is what the committee is pri-
marily focused on now.
   In late 2005, the Hastings Area Chamber of
Commerce asked the Hastings Utilities Board of
Public Works for $50,000 a year to start a cam-
paign to focus on retaining business in Hastings
and recruiting others to open shop here.
   Three years later, the oversight committee com-
pleted a survey, hiring David & Associates of
Hastings to conduct a
phone survey of coun-
ty residents. The survey             “
was to determine the It’s certainly pos-
                                                                                                                                                                                         BRENT McCOWN/Tribune

shopping habits and sible that we can                  Businessmen Yoshio Kato (facing away) and Mitsuaki Suda, both with Nishiyama Corp. in Japan, meet with Bruckman Rubber Co. Vice
the types of businesses                                President Mike Tebbe, President Jack Schreiner (middle right) and Roger Aspen Jan. 14 at Bruckman Rubber.
that consumers within
                                  have an
                             Applebee’s type
the county wanted to
see in Hastings.            experience with-
   Dave Buchholz of out having that
David and Associates, name above the
                                                       Diversity, experience define success
presented the results of             door.                       BRUCKMAN RUBBER
the survey during the
Chamber’s        annual              ”                       KEEPS MOVING FORWARD
meeting at the Adams              - Dave
County Fairgrounds in                                              JOHN HUTHMACHER
2008 and to the                 Buchholz,                          johnh@hastingstribune.com




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Tribune for publication            Retail                        or nearly 50 years, Bruckman Rubber
in the 2008 edition of          Oversight                        has been a major supplier of custom
Business Outlook.                                                molding of rubber products, com-
   From that time to          Committee                          pression, injection and transfer mold-
now, Eckert says the                                             ing.
committee has worked hard at satisfying the               Founded in 1961 by Chuck Bruckman, and
needs of consumers and residents as indicated by       his wife, Ricky, the Hastings company has
that survey.                                           braved many a challenge through the years
   “When you take a survey like this and you try       on its way to becoming one of the industry’s
to put in an action plan, you don’t get a set of       most diverse suppliers. Creating more than
instructions with it. So, we’re trying to make a       2,500 different parts for businesses around the
functioning body that, at some point, you can          world, the company is well known for its abil-
look back and say, there are tangible results to       ity to bond rubber to metal and substrates.
this thing,” Eckert said.                                 A former employee of another local mold-
   While Eckert and Buchholz say the committee         ing company, Midwest Molding, Chuck decid-
remains focused on recruiting, that focus has          ed to start his own business when Midwest
shifted somewhat to finding individuals interest-      began to show signs of faltering. When that
ed in opening a shop or restaurant in Hastings         business eventually folded, Bruckman’s com-                                                                                       BRENT McCOWN/Tribune
rather than the large chains.                          pany was positioned to fill the void, enabling
                                                       it to thrive and grow early on.                     Bob Mavigliano guides rubber as it comes out of the mixer Jan. 14 at Bruckman Rubber.
   There’s several reasons for this thought
process, Buchholz said.                                   Still owned by the Bruckman family, the          off a handful of its employees in 2009                 thanks to a fast response by local firefighters,
   “There’s two prongs to what the committee is        business now is managed by Jack Schreiner,          because of a drop-off in orders received.              the company was able to rebound without a
all about,” he said. “One is recruitment of new        who holds the titles of president and chief            “It was like falling off a cliff,” Schreiner        work stoppage.
businesses to town. And the other is retention of      executive officer. Schreiner, the company’s         said. “Work dried up in a hurry.”                         “We were lucky,” Tebbe said. “The wind was
what we’ve got. We’re starting to realize that         third CEO, replaced predecessor Bill Woods             With business at the company’s tool and             coming out of the north and the fire started
Hastings is probably down the list a bit in terms of   in 2000. A native of Nebraska City, he has          dye shop now beginning to pick up, Schreiner           outside of the building. It’s an old building
                                                       worked for the company since 1977.                  said he is optimistic economic recovery is             with brick fire walls, and that saved us.
top communities for some of the top brand name
                                                          “It’s been a great company,” Schreiner said.     imminent. In the meantime, he’ll rely the                 “We lost most of our raw materials and
chain restaurants. The question we’ve asked our-
                                                       “The Bruckman family are just tremendous            company’s diversity to keep things moving              some finished product, so the next day we
selves and the question the report proposed was,
                                                       people. I can’t even begin to describe what a       until the economic storm has run its course.           started calling our suppliers and getting
‘Where’s the opportunity in this town?’                great company this is to work for.”                    “We’re a very strong company that’s been            materials coming in. Working around the
   “We believe, strongly, that the opportunity for        Based on longevity, Schreiner’s enthusiasm for   around for nearly 50 years, so we know how
this town — yes, we want to continue to chase                                                                                                                     clock, we were able to get things out again.”
                                                       the company apparently is shared by its other       to react to difficulties and know that it’s just
the brand names — is to be the place that has                                                                                                                        Fallout from the recession posed an even
                                                       employees, as well. One such company veteran        part of the business cycle,” he said. “We’ve
things that nobody else has, to be the destination                                                                                                                greater challenge to production in 2009,
                                                       is vice president Mike Tebbe, who has logged        prepared well for it. As far as we’re con-
where people want to go for something rather                                                                                                                      Tebbe said. That said, he is confident the
                                                       more than four decades with the company.            cerned, what’s happening around the world
than a cookie cutter of Grand Island or Kearney.”                                                                                                                 company will bounce back even stronger in
                                                          “We have years and years of experience           and the U.S. is important, but we can’t con-
   There has been progress with this approach,                                                                                                                    2010 and beyond.
Eckert and Buchholz said.                              with our personnel who work here,” Tebbe            trol those things.
                                                       said. “And we need to have that experience             “We can only control what we can in our                “We feel that we can go into the future
   Recently, niche shops such as Climate, a cloth-                                                                                                                because we’re diversified,” he said. “We’re
ing store, and Winestyles, a specialty wine shop,      because we run over 2,500 different parts. It’s     own business. We don’t have all our eggs in
                                                       the experience of our people that’s going to        one basket. We manufacture parts for dozens            not tied to any one thing or industry.
have opened downtown. The Courtyard, a fam-
                                                       bring us into the future.”                          of different industries. That’s one of the rea-           “And not everybody can jump into the
ily-oriented, sit-down restaurant has opened at
the Imperial Mall.                                        “We have a loyal staff and we try very hard      sons we’re still in business after all these years.”   rubber business. You’ve got to know what
   Kitty’s Roadhouse will be opening soon under        to keep our core people intact,” Schreiner said.       Employee loyalty and upper management               you’re doing. We’ve gone from a company
new management, complete with a new look                  As with many global businesses, Bruckman         leadership have enabled the company to ride            making parts that anybody could make to
and a focus on new clientele. Rivals, a sports bar     has experienced a drop-off in business since        out numerous challenges over the years,                specializing in parts that not everyone can
near Menards and the softball complex, is slated       November 2008. Coming off its best year             Tebbe said. A plant fire in July 2000 threat-          make. That’s why we’re still here.”
to open soon, as well.                                 ever in 2008, the company was forced to lay         ened to bring the business to a standstill, but                      Please see BRUCKMAN/page S10
                Please see COMMITTEE/page S10
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                                                                                                                                                        135 YEAR
                                                                                                                                                        Anniversary
                                                                                                                                         One of Hastings’
                                                                                                                                         originals celebrating
                                                                                                                                         milestone birthday
                                                                                                                                            RYNE STEFANKIEWICZ                the last name Borley.
                                                                                                                                            ebuderus@hastingstribune.com         “It was a privilege to take over
                                                                                                                                            In 1873, Jack Borley came to      the company from Harry,”
                                                                                                                                         Hastings by train. When he got       Bauder said.
                                                                                                                                         off the train, he had one prob-         Even though the company
                                                                                                                                         lem: He had no way to move his       got its start transferring goods
                                                                                                                                         belongings anywhere. With that       between railroad depots and
                                                                                                                                         in mind, Borley Moving and           personal goods, today the com-
                                                                                                                                         Storage was formed in 1875.          pany focuses on transferring
                                                                                                                                            The company located at 138        large equipment and machinery
                                                                                                                                         S. Lincoln Ave. is celebrating its   and truckload freight.
                                                                                                                                         135th anniversary in Hastings.          The company discontinued
                                                                                                                                            When the company was in its       its household services at the
                                                                                                                    AMY ROH/Tribune      infant stages, it specialized in
                                                                                                                                                                              same time it terminated its affil-
                                                                                                                                         transferring goods between rail-
     William Hermes is president of Dutton-Lainson Co.                                                                                   road depots, using horse-pulled      iation with Mayflower in 2008.
                                                                                                                                         carts. The company also trans-          The company’s new focus has
                                                                                                                                                                              been of service to the community.

     Using the global market
                                                                                                                                         ferred personal property.
                                                                                                                                            While the business doesn’t           One item of note the compa-
                                                                                                                                         rely on horse-pulled carts any-      ny helped transport recently
                                                                                                                                         more, that’s not the only            was Hastings College’s bronze
                                                                                                                                         change that’s happened with          bronco statue “The Spirit”
                                                                                                                                         the business in the past 135         which sits near the entrance to
            DUTTON-LAINSON                                                                                                               years.                               the parking lot to the Osborne
        UTILIZES ITS RESOURCES                                                                                                              Harry A. Borley managed the       Family Sports Complex. The
                                                                                                                                         company as a fourth-generation       statue was transported to
                   SHAY BURK                                                                                                             owner from 1945-83. And in           Hastings from Colorado. The
              sburk@hastingstribune.com                                                                                                  1983, current owner Dennis           business also helped the college




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               or nearly 125 years, the                                                                                                  Bauder took the reigns. Bauder       move into the new Morrison-
               Dutton-Lainson Co. has perse-                                                                                             is the first owner of the 135-       Reeves Science Center.
               vered through good and bad                                                                                                year-old company to not have             Please see BORLEY/page S10
               economic times and even the
               Great Depression.
        “We’ve been in business a little over
     120 years and learned over those years
     that things fluctuate. You make certain
                                                                                                                                         Outlook explores
     decisions to help you focus on the
     next 120 years. We’re more focused on
                                                                                                                                         business, retail
     the next 120 than the last 120, but
     they give us unique perspective on
     how to go forward,” said Dean Poppe,
                                                                                                                                         from the ground up
     the company’s personnel director.
                                                                                                                                                                              ness at all.



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        Dutton-Lainson was started as a                                                                                                                 ne doesn’t have to
     small harness and horse collar shop in                                                                                                             be a particularly        If nobody needed anyone to
     1886 by William Dutton and a few                                                                                                                   keen observer to      build them a home, there’d be
     friends. Harry Lainson joined the com-                                                                                                             come to the real-     no construction or contractors.
     pany in 1920 and a few years later the                                                                               Tribune file                   ization that there    If everybody grew and made
     Dutton-Lainson Company was born.                                                                                                    are citizens in Hastings who are     their own food, there’d be no
                                                 Dutton-Lainson employees work at the factory in this September 1957 file photo.
        Over the years, the company has                                                                                                                                       need for grocers. If we all made
                                                 the company hard.                           stand the longevity,” he said. “By doing    unhappy with some of the
     used its resources and looked to the                                                                                                                                     our own clothes, there’d be no
     outside world to keep the business eco-        “Overseas, we had a huge market                                                      retail services offered in
                                                                                             that, we’re keeping those people so                                              need for clothing stores or tai-
     nomically viable.                           that almost shut down. Then they                                                        Hastings.
                                                                                             when we get those busy times, we have                                            lors. And on and on.
        In fact, during World War II, the        weren’t making big orders. They                                                            Whether
                                                                                             the people we need and we’re not going                                              You get the idea. That’s the
     company received two Army-Navy E            wouldn’t order for four or five                                                         residents
                                                                                             to have go back and find people.”                                                basic building block for busi-
     awards for excellence for producing         months,” he said. “The good thing is                                                    believe there’s
                                                                                                Hermes said there’s no doubt the         a shortage of                        ness.
     materials needed for the war effort.        we didn’t really lose any customers.”       employees appreciate when the               family restau-                          Someone recognizes a need
        Today, the company produces a vari-         Fortunately, Hermes said the foreign
     ety of products under different names                                                   employer keeps them on because of           rants or places                      and finds a way to satisfy that
                                                 markets are slowly coming back.
     that are shipped around the world.             Coming on as the company’s new           their skills even when times are tough.     to shop for                          need.
        “Our diversification across the busi-    president in 2009 was quite a challenge        Poppe said there is a mutual respect     clothes or if                           In this year’s edition of
     ness spectrum is a strength,” Poppe said.   for Hermes as it was one of the most        between the employees and staff that        Hastings is                          Business Outlook, the Tribune
        That diversification is through the      difficult years in the company’s history.   makes for a great team at Dutton-Lainson.                            Erik        is exploring that fundamental
                                                                                                                                         lacking in some Buderus
     manufacturing, wholesale distribution          For two months last year, employees         “Our people have consistently shown                                           business idea by taking a closer
                                                                                                                                         other type of
     and printing facets of the company.         in the company’s manufacturing divi-        a strong work ethic and dedicated                                                look at several local businesses
                                                                                                                                         business, resi-
        William Hermes, the president of         sion painted, cleaned and did everything    themselves to success of company,” he                                            and understanding how they
                                                                                                                                         dents are rather expressive with
     Dutton-Lainson, said the company            in the plant other than creating product.   said. “And in reverse, we have great                                             came to be.
                                                                                                                                         their opinions.
     also benefits from the fact that it sells      “We put our people to work paint-        respect for that. There’s that mutual                                               How did Hastings industrial
                                                                                                                                            This is not a unique problem      icons such as Bruckman
     to customers across the country and         ing, cleaning,” Hermes said. “I mean        respect for customers and each other.”      that exists only in Hastings.        Rubber, Dutton-Lainson,
     around the globe.                           our plant hasn’t looked this good in           As a way to keep more employees on
                                                 years. You know what though, they                                                          And, believe it or not, people    Industrial Irrigation and T-L
        However, Dutton-Lainson’s largest                                                    through the difficult times, Hermes
     market for sales is Florida where           had a job through it all.”                                                              are listening.                       Irrigation grow to be as strong
                                                    In fact, while many Fortune 500          said employees were given extended             Individuals, committees and       as they are today? How have
     wenches are in high demand for all of
     the boats and boat trailers.                companies were laying off workers,          holiday weekends and unpaid furlough        organizations interested in          they survived through the
        While the international market has       Dutton-Lainson kept on about 90 per-        days during those times to cut costs.       improving the community are          years? Where are the roots of
     been an asset for the company, which        cent of its workforce through the hard-        The employees were notified ahead        listening. Investors are listen-     the business? How can these
     refused to move overseas like its com-      est times in 2009.                          of time to work out issues with their       ing. Entrepreneurs and people        businesses be used as models
     petitors, Hermes said the global finan-        “We held more people than we prob-       families.                                   with ideas are listening.            for new businesses looking to
     cial situation over the past year has hit   ably should have, but we also under-         Please see DUTTON-LAINSON/page S8             After all, were it not for        become successful?
                                                                                                                                         needs, there would be no busi-          Please see BUDERUS/page S8


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                                                                                                                                                                                            105 YEAR

      Integrity, quality secrets to success                                                                                                                                                 Anniversary


        ENGINES THE DRIVING
                                                                                                                                                                                     Tribune
      FORCE BEHIND INDUSTRIAL
        IRRIGATION SERVICES
                                                                                                                                                                                     hasn’t
                CHARIS UBBEN
            cubben@hastingstribune.com
                                                                                                                                                                                     missed a
                                                                                                                                                                                     publication
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              or nearly 55 years, Industrial-
              Irrigation Services has focused
              its efforts on one product:
              Engines. “If you want to trace
              it back that far, it goes back to                                                                                                                                             Hastings Tribune
     the late 1800s, to Charles (C.H.) Jones                                                                                                                                            In 105 years, the Hastings
     in the implement and buggy busi-                                                                                                                                                Tribune has survived storms,
     ness,” said Justin Osborne, president                                                                                                                                           fires, competitors and facelifts.
     of Industrial-Irrigation and son of                                                                                                                                             Despite all that, the Tribune has
     Jack Osborne.                                                                                                                                                                   never missed publication in all
        “Really, the big change came in                                                                                                                                              of its years as a daily newspaper.
     the ’50s, when Industrial-Irrigation                                                                                                                                               The most recent threat to that
     Services, as it exists today, was incor-                                                                                                                                        feat was the blizzard that hit the
     porated and basically became an                                                                                                                                                 Hastings area during the 2009
     engine house,” Justin said. “When                                                                                                                                               Christmas holiday. White-out
     somebody asks, ‘Explain in one or                                                                                                                                               conditions, snowdrifts and closed
     two words what you are,’ we’re an                                                                                                                                               roads made it impractical for
     engine house. We sell engines and                                                                                                                                               employees to travel to work
     engine-related products.”                                                                                                                                                       Christmas night, which was a
        Charles Osborne, father to Jack,                                                                                                                                             Friday, to publish the Saturday
     joined the A.H. Jones Co. full-time                                                                                                                                             morning edition. Instead, the
     after graduating from Hastings                                                                                                                                                  press deadline was moved to 10
     College in 1930. A.H. Jones was the                                                                                                                                             a.m. Saturday so that the Tribune
     son of C.H. Jones and an uncle to                                                                                                                                               could hit newsstands before noon.
     Charles Osborne.                                                                                                                                                                   The Tribune’s early history
        The A.H. Jones Co. was an automo-                                                                                                                                            began when Adam Breede
     bile dealership. Charles established                                                                                                                                            bought the Independent-Tribune
     Industrial-Irrigation as a division of                                                                                                                    AMY ROH/Tribune       for $1,750 when he was 21 years
     A.H. Jones Co. in 1955, starting on          Justin Osborne is president of Industrial-Irrigation Services.                                                                     old. He changed the name to the
     the lower floor of the A.H. Jones                                                                                                                                               Hastings Tribune and published
     building on Third Street, on the site        service manager.                            been with John Deere,” Justin said.           Despite the hurdles, Industrial-         it once a week. In 1905, Breede
     where Heritage Bank now is located.             Industrial-Irrigation also sells a          A second hurdle, and one the com-       Irrigation enjoys continued success.        turned the weekly into a daily.
        Charles ran the A.H. Jones Co.            variety of engine-related parts and         pany continues to encounter, is the        When asked why that is, Justin                 During       Breede’s     time,
     alone, from 1954-65, following the           components, Justin said, and is a           regulation of engine emissions by          pointed toward company values of            Hastings had 13 newspapers: 10
     death of A.H. In 1965, he sold the           dealer of HIPOWER generators.               the Environmental Protection               integrity and honesty.                      weeklies and three dailies.
     automobile business and built the               The company employs about 30             Agency. These regulations have been           “It was always valued, but I think       Despite the competition, the
     first part of the buildings where            people, with employment numbers             in place for years, but are tiered to      now more than ever those traits are         Hastings Tribune survived.
     Industrial-Irrigation Services now is        fluctuating annually during irrigation      become gradually more stringent.           appreciated by the customer. They’re           An avid outdoorsman, Breede
     located at 221 E. J St.                      season. It runs a branch office in          Industrial-Irrigation must go to great     important because it seems that our         went on a hunting trip to Africa
        Jack joined the company full-time in      Garden City, Kan., with one employ-         expense, in both time and equip-           society has kind of gotten away from        and contracted black fever. In
     1970, and Justin did the same in 1998.       ee. That office sells parts and is a dis-   ment investments, to meet them,            that,” he said. “In business, I see peo-    1928, Breede died of complica-
        Industrial-Irrigation buys engines        tribution point for some dealers in         Justin said.                               ple appreciate that more and more.”         tions from the disease.
     from General Motors, John Deere and          Kansas, Justin said.                           “We’re constantly going toward             “And that’s upheld by everybody             Ownership of the paper passed
     others, then customizes those engines           Industrial-Irrigation has encountered    the technology side of things. Our         here,” Justin added. “All of our            on to Breede’s brother and sister,
     for a range of uses. Its three main mar-     obstacles over the years. When the          engine builds are becoming more            employees have that same mentality,         David Breede and Louise Engle.
     kets are agriculture, industrial equip-      company lost its distribution of the        and more complicated than they             same approach. Fairness, honesty. It’s      They sold it to Fay Seaton and his
     ment and the oil and gas industry.           Perkins Diesel Engines line in 1989, the    were just 10 years ago,” said Brown,       important for our reputation and our        sons in 1937. Fred Seaton
         These engines run on a variety of        loss could have badly hurt the compa-       a 14-year employee of Industrial           future success, too.”                       became the publisher.
     fuels and operate in a wide range of         ny. But six months later, Jack secured a    Irrigation. “Government regulations           Ongoing customer service and                Even before its 50th birthday,
     contexts, Justin said. The company           John Deere distributorship. Industrial-     no longer permit us to put out an          attention to quality of the product         the Tribune was almost destroyed
     has put out an average of 150-200            Irrigation now sells John Deere engines     engine that just runs. We have to          also are important pieces to the            twice. In 1930, the deadliest tor-
     General Motors units and probably            to a four-county area.                      make sure that it’s fuel-efficient, non-   Industrial-Irrigation success, Brown        nado in Hastings’ history crip-
     50 John Deere units every month,                “That was important for our suc-         polluting, have to document every-         said.                                       pled wire services and damaged
     said Mike Brown, production and              cess. The last 20 plus years now, we’ve     thing behind it.”                               Please see INDUSTRIAL/page S12         the Tribune building.
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Hastings Equity Grain
Bin still going strong
   RYNE STEFANKIEWICZ
   ebuderus@hastingstribune.com                   100 YEAR
   In 1910, a group of 15 busi-                   Anniversary
ness men and farmers founded
the Hastings Equity Grain Bin             was the highest point for the
Manufacturing Co. The compa-              company,” Langford said.
ny produced steel grain bins and          “When we moved, we also pur-
other tanks for a variety of uses.        chased new equipment.”
   The company has now been                  The company has since
producing steel products in               expanded beyond steel produc-
Hastings for 100 years.                   tion, though. Hastings Equity
   The manufacturing company              Grain Bin Manufacturing Co.
was originally located at 301 W.          added plastic molding to its pro-
Second St., but by the end of the         duction in 2006. The addition of
first year, the owners voted to           this service allowed the compa-
move to 120 E. Second St. where           ny to make plastic stock tanks
there was more trackage and eas-          and other products.
ier access to the railroad lines.            When the company added plas-
   By 1915, the company began
                                          tic to its production, it purchased a
offering steel scalding tanks,
smoke houses, garbage cans,               machine to do so, but that wasn’t
artesian well casings and auto-           good enough for Langford.
mobile garages.                              “We’re big enough that we
   The company’s early fortunes           can build some of our own
ran dry in May 1930 when a tor-           machines or add to ones that
nado hit the area. Most of the            we purchase, specializing them
products on display and the               for our needs,” Langford said.
business’s buildings were                    The machines allow the com-
destroyed along with machin-              pany to make its own plastic
ery needed for the season.                molds, too.
   In 1953, the production of                With around 30 employees,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         AMY ROH/Tribune
grain bins was discontinued;              the company’s size allows it to
however, by this time, the com-           do nearly every aspect of busi-                                                       Dave Thom (left) and Jim Thom are pictured at T-L Irrigation Jan. 14.
pany had expanded into the                ness in-house. Everything from
                                          making the machines that make
livestock feeding industry.
   Today, the company’s original
stocktanks are still the largest
product line, current president
                                          the custom molds to shipping
                                          the finished products is done in-
                                          house. The company owns its
                                          own fleet of semi-trailer trucks
                                                                                                                                One of the few left standing
Bill Langford said.
                                          and pays its own drivers.
   The company, located at
1900 Summit Ave., now pro-                   “If we can do it better and                                                           T-L IRRIGATION HANDLES
duces its products in a 150,000           cheaper ourselves, we are going                                                                   AGRICULTURE CRISIS
square-foot building.                     to do it,” Langford said. “We
   “(Moving to the new facility)          outsource very little.”                                                                                TONY HERRMAN
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                                                                                                                                         ollowing the agricultural pros-
College sophomore                                                                                                                        perity of the 1970s, many busi-
                                                                                                                                         nesses in the industry were ill

Tribune’s winter intern                                                                                                                  prepared to handle the agricul-
                                                                                                                                         ture crisis of the 1980s.
                                                                                                                                   Not T-L Irrigation. The Hastings
                                                                                                                                company, which has sold center pivot
     HASTINGS TRIBUNE                     minor is Spanish.                                                                     irrigation systems — the yellow T-L
   ebuderus@hastingstribune.com              Stefankiewicz currently serves                                                     sign attached — to farms across the
   Ryne Stefankiewicz served as           at the editor-in-chief of the                                                         world, weathered that storm to
an intern at the Hastings                 Hastings College Collegian, the                                                       become one of just a handful of com-
Tribune for the month of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tribune file
                                          campus newspaper. Previously,                                                         panies still in the center pivot business.
January.                                  Stefankiewicz served as a copy edi-                                                      “I think we were just financially sta-                                                              T-L Irrigation’s first building is pictured in this September 1955 file photo.
   As the intern, Stefankiewicz           tor, news editor and sports editor                                                    ble,” said Doug Soderquist, T-L head                                                                   45 or more pivot companies that                                                                                                                                         “We probably grew slower than we
was responsi-                             for The Collegian. He also served                                                     engineer who began working full-time                                                                   sprung up that were building pivots.”                                                                                                                                 could have during those times, we did-
ble for writing                           as a beat director for HC Media.                                                      with the company in 1973. “During                                                                         The companies that weren’t finan-                                                                                                                                  n’t extend ourselves as much as we
the anniver-                                 He has also worked for KFKX                                                        the ’70s there was a real boom in irri-                                                                cially secure had a lot of trouble mak-                                                                                                                               could have, and when it did slow
sary stories for                                                                                                                gation and there was probably up to
                                          and HCTV6, the school’s cam-                                                                                                                                                                 ing it through that storm.                                                                                                                                                            Please see T-L/page S12
the Business
                                          pus radio and TV stations. He is
Outlook sec-
tion        and                           a member of the Society of
updating the                              Collegiate Journalists.
                                             Stafankiewicz is a graduate of


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Tribune’s busi-
ness directory,                           Elkhorn High School in Omaha
among other Stefankiewicz                 and the son of Susan Swenson
duties neces-                             and Scott Stefankiewicz.
sary for the completion of the               Although he has no definite
                                          future plans, Stefankiewicz’s
special section.
   A sophomore at Hastings                goal is to work for a metropoli-                                                                ings                       r      k      h
                                                                                                                                    Ha s t , N E ha s ind u s t ia l pa r s w it a va ila b le a c r ge
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College, he is majoring in media
production with an emphasis in            He plans to graduate from                                                                                  r
                                                                                                                                       a nd ind u s t ia l b u ild ings fo ryo u rex pa ns io n need s .
print journalism. Stefankiewicz’s         Hastings College in May 2012.
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MLMH                                                          1st Stop
                                         ◆ Address: 520 S. Burlington
                                         ◆ Owner/Manager: Pester Marketing/ Tara Nielson,
                                                                                                                    Ace Concrete Inc.
                                                                                                         ◆ Address: 614 S. Cedar Ave.
                                                                                                                     Ace Rent to Own
                                                                                                                                                                      ◆ Phone: 402-463-1100
                                                                                                                                                                      ◆ Founded: 1973
                                                                                                                                                                      ◆ Services: Animal feed — bird and pet feed
                                                                                                                                                                            Adams County Feed LLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ◆ Fax: 402-463-7351
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.agp.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ◆ Founded: 1995
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ◆ Services: Ag processing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       American-Marsh Pumps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ◆ Address: 2599 S. Cornhusker Hwy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Amerifax Cattle Association Inc.

continues                              manager
                                         ◆ Phone: 402-462-9002
                                         ◆ Fax: 402-462-9002
                                         ◆ Services: Gas station, convenience store
                                                  281 Truck and Trailer
                                                                                                         ◆ Address: 1040 W. Second St.
                                                                                                         ◆ Owner/Manager: Evelyn Pano
                                                                                                         ◆ Employees: 3
                                                                                                         ◆ Phone: 402-462-4700
                                                                                                                                                                      ◆ Address: 219 S. Woodland Ave. Ste. 9
                                                                                                                                                                             Adams County Offices
                                                                                                                                                                      ◆ Address: 500 W. Fourth St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            AGP Grain Marketing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ◆ Address: 2315 W. Hwy 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ◆ Owner/Manager: Ag Processing Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ◆ Employees: 36
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ◆ Address: 400 N. Minnesota Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ◆ Address: 2727 W. Second St., No. 435, Landmark


to grow
                                                                                                         ◆ Fax: 402-462-6424                                          ◆ Owner/Manager: Larry Woodman, board chairman                                                ◆ Phone: 402-463-2446                                      Center
                                         ◆ Address: 9135 Osborne Drive W.                                ◆ E-mail/Web site: acerenttoown.com                          ◆ Employees: 140                                                                              ◆ Fax: 402-463-2007                                          ◆ Phone: 402-462-2944
                                         ◆ Owner/Manager: Eric Belgum and Christine Belgum               ◆ Founded: 2006                                              ◆ Phone: 402-461-7107                                                                         ◆ E-mail/Web site: bovery@agp.com                            ◆ Fax: 402-462-2611
                                         ◆ Employees: 7                                                  ◆ Services: Rent, or rent to own: furniture, appliances,     ◆ Fax: 402-461-7185                                                                           ◆ Founded: 1959                                              ◆ E-mail/Web site: Leslie.A.Stramel@AMPF.com
                                         ◆ Phone: 402-463-8737                                         TVs, just about anything and everything                        ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.adamscounty.org                                                        ◆Services: Grain storage, merchandising, seed, fertiliz-     ◆ Founded: 1993
                                         ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.281trucktrailer.com                                                                                   ◆ Founded: 1872                                                                           er, chemical application                                         ◆ Services: Financial planning products and services
   RYNE STEFANKIEWICZ                    ◆ Founded: 2006                                                      Ackerman Septic Service                                 ◆ Services: County Government
      ebuderus@hastings.edu              ◆ Services: Truck/trailer parts and service                     ◆ Address: 1695 N. Adams Central Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ahlman Janitorial Service                                   Ameritas Financial Services
   Sometimes when tragedy                                                                                ◆ Owner/Manager: Willie Ackerman                             Adams County Senior Services                                                                 ◆ Owner/Manager: Todd Steiner                                  ◆ Address: 2727 W. Second St., Ste. 420
                                                           2K Electric                                   ◆ Employees: 2                                                                                                                                            ◆ Employees: 2                                                 ◆ Owner/Manager: Duane Biede
                                                                                                                                                                      ◆ Address: 509 S. Bellevue Ave.
strikes, something magical can            ◆ Address: 415 N. Third Ave.                                   ◆ Phone: 402-463-2554                                        ◆ Owner/Manager: Coleen Sedlacek                                                             ◆ Phone: 402-462-9428                                          ◆ Employees: 2
                                          ◆ Owner/Manager: Bill Krueger/Kelly Adelson                    ◆ Founded: 1983                                              ◆ Employees: 8                                                                               ◆ E-mail/Web site: ahalmanjanitorial@gmail.com                 ◆ Phone: 402-463-1913
happen. That was the case for             ◆ Employees: 2                                                 ◆ Services: Empty septic tanks                               ◆ Phone: 402-463-4439                                                                        ◆ Founded: 1962                                                ◆ Fax: 402-463-2143
William and Alice Lanning.                ◆ Phone: 402-469-6887                                                                                                       ◆ Fax: 402-463-6971                                                                          ◆ Services: Commercial janitorial services; carpet             ◆ E-mail/Web site: speedybiede@hotmail.com
                                          ◆ Founded: 2005                                                               Acme Printing                                 ◆ E-mail/Web site:                                                                        cleaning; stripping and waxing tile floors                        ◆ Founded: 1982
   The Lanning’s daughter,                ◆ Services: Residential, farm and commerical electri-          ◆ Address: 109 N. Burlington Ave.                          www.adamscountyseniorservices.com                                                                       Airgas North Central                                  ◆ Services: Life, health, disability insurance; mutual
Mary, had gone away to South           cal company                                                       ◆ Owner/Manager: Milo F. Kocourek                            ◆ Founded: 1975                                                                                                                                          funds; retirement planning, long term care; group and indi-
                                                                                                         ◆ Employees: 3                                               ◆ Services: Congregate meals, caregiver support, in-                                         ◆ Address: 101 E. J St.                                     vidual insurance, medicare policies
Hampton College to pursue a                       3-Points Tire Service                                  ◆ Phone: 402-462-2317
                                         ◆ Address: 1112 S. Elm Ave.                                     ◆ Fax: 402-462-2313
                                                                                                                                                                    home services                                                                                             Albers Auto Repair                                         Amigo’s/King's Classic
career in social work. While             ◆ Owner/Manager: Roy and Terry Haines                           ◆ E-mail/Web site: milo@acmeprintshop.com                       Adams Land Title Company                                                                  ◆ Address: 701 E. South St.                                    ◆ Address: 607 S. Burlington Ave.
home for the holidays in 1909,           ◆ Employees: 2                                                  ◆ Founded: 1946                                               ◆ Address: 422 N. Hastings Ave., Ste. 102                                                    All Magic Home Brew Supply                                    ◆ Owner/Manager: Brian Meyer
                                         ◆ Phone: 402-463-4748                                           ◆ Services: Commercial Printing                               ◆ Owner/Manager: Michael W. Kassebaum                                                                                                                      ◆ Employees: 25
she became ill with what is now          ◆ Founded: 1978                                                                                                               ◆ Employees: 4                                                                              ◆ Address: 306 S. Hastings Ave.                                ◆ Phone: 402-463-5923
                                         ◆ Services: Tires, retail and wholesale                                          Action Cab                                                                                                                                                                                              ◆ Fax: 402-463-7694
known as pneumonia.                                                                                                                                                    ◆ Phone: 402-463-4198                                                                              Allen Custom Cabinets                                   ◆ Founded: 1986
                                                     A Perfect Gift LLC                                  ◆ Address: 142 E. Sixth St.                                   ◆ Fax: 402-463-6480
   The illness took Mary’s life in                                                                       ◆ Owner/Manager: John Bartu, owner; Jackie                    ◆ E-mail/Web site: adamslt@windstream.net                                                   ◆ Address: 1510 N. Kansas Ave.                                 ◆ Services: Fast food restaurant featuring Mexican
                                         ◆ Address: 710 W. 16th St.                                    Knehans, manager                                                ◆ Founded: 1979                                                                             ◆ Owner/Manager: Lane Allen                                 cuisine, hamburgers, cheese Frenchees, malts and shakes
January 1910.                            ◆ Owner/Manager: Jocelyn Weber                                  ◆ Employees: 6                                                                                                                                            ◆ Phone: 402-463-3826
                                                                                                                                                                       ◆ Services: Title insurance, abstracting, escrow clos-                                                                                                       Ampride Convenience Store
   William and Alice dedicated           ◆ Employees: 6                                                  ◆ Phone: 402-831-8294                                      ings, 1031 exchanges                                                                           ◆ Founded: 1984
                                         ◆ Phone: 402-462-6060                                           ◆ Fax: 308-381-2300                                                                                                                                       ◆ Services: Custom cabinets of all types/ woodwork-           ◆ Address: 1410 W. J St.
the next five years of their lives       ◆ Fax: 402-462-6061                                             ◆ Founded: 2002                                                      Adler Auction Service                                                             ing                                                              ◆ Owner/Manager: Bob Matthies
traveling the world, researching         ◆ E-mail/Web site: a-perfect-gift@hotmail.com                   ◆ Services: Transportation in Hastings vicinity and to       ◆ Address: 5770 West D.L.D. Road                                                                         Allen’s Superstore                                ◆ Employees: 15
                                         ◆ Services: Floral and gifts; specializing in unique floral   Grand Island and Kearney                                       ◆ Owner/Manager: Ora Adler                                                                                                                                 ◆ Phone: 402-461-3714
and constructing a hospital in         designs, weddings, funerals and special occasions                                                                              ◆ Phone: 402-463-3377/ cell- 402-984-5781
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ◆ Address: 1115 W. Second St.                                 ◆ Fax: 402-463-7263
                                                                                                        Adams Area Chiropractic Office                                                                                                                             ◆ Owner/Manager: Bryant, Erik and Kristen Allen               ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.cpicoop.com
the memory of their daughter.                       A-1 Exeterminating                                                                                                ◆ E-mail: adlerauction@inebraska.com                                                         ◆ Employees: 170                                              ◆ Founded: 1996
                                                                                                         ◆ Address: 1619 W. 12th St.                                  ◆ Web site: www.adlerauction.com                                                             ◆ Phone: 402-463-5633
   The couple opened the doors           ◆ Address: 321 S. Hastings Ave.                                                                                              ◆ Founded: 1989                                                                                                                                            ◆ Services: Convenience store; auto/truck fueling
                                                                                                          Adams Central Public Schools                                                                                                                             ◆ Fax: 402-463-5665
to Mary Lanning Memorial                                                                                                                                              ◆ Services: Auction service                                                                  ◆ Founded: 1958                                                  Ampride Convenience Store
                                                        A-1 Fiberglass                                   ◆ Address: 1090 S. Adams Central Ave.                                                                                                                     ◆ Services: Department store and supermarket
Hospital on Jan. 15, 1915, near-         ◆ Address: 4495 S. Gunpowder Circle                             ◆ Owner/Manager: Shawn Scott                               Advance America Cash Advance                                                                                                                                 ◆ Address: 1414 N. Burlington Ave.
                                                                                                         ◆ Employees: 121                                              ◆ Address: 211 S. Burlington Ave.                                                           Allied Merchandising/Cash-Wa                                  ◆ Owner/Manager: Roger Flohrs
ly five years to the day of the        A-One Concrete and Construction                                   ◆ Phone: 402-463-3285                                         ◆ Owner/Manager: Charity Garza                                                                                                                            ◆ Employees: 15
                                                                                                         ◆ Fax: 402-463-6344
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Candy Co.                                           ◆ Phone: 402-461-4911
death of their only child.               ◆Address: 4515 W. Assumption Rd.                                                                                              ◆ Employees: 2                                                                                                                                            ◆ Fax: 402-463-7263
                                         ◆ Owner/Manager: Shawn Meyer                                    ◆ E-mail/Web site: sscott@esu9.org                            ◆ Phone: 402-463-8649                                                                      ◆ Address: 737 West First St.
   This year, the hospital is cele-      ◆ Employees: 4                                                  ◆ Founded: 1966                                               ◆ Fax: 402-463-7581                                                                        ◆ Owner/Manager: Jim Pederson                                  ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.cpicoop.com
                                                                                                         ◆ Services: Public education                                                                                                                             ◆ Employees: 13                                                ◆ Founded: 1997
brating its 95th anniversary in          ◆ Phone: 402-462-3332                                                                                                         ◆ Services: Payday cash advance, money gram serv-                                                                                                         ◆ Services: Convenience store, auto fueling and food
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ◆ Phone: 402-462-6311
                                         ◆ Fax: 402-462-2722                                                Adams County Agricultural                               ices, prepaid netspend cards, gift cards, bill pay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ◆ Fax: 402-462-4458
Hastings. The hospital hasn’t            ◆ Founded: 1997
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               court
                                         ◆ Services: Concrete contractors; construction.                            Society                                                  Advance Services Inc.                                                                ◆ Founded: 1946                                                                     Amtrak
stopped growing since opening                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ◆ Services: Wholesale candy; paper goods; janitorial
                                       remodels, decorative concrete stamping and coloring               ◆ Address: 947 S. Baltimore Ave.                             ◆ Address: 213 S. Burlington Ave.                                                         supplies; distributed grocery items, fruits and vegtables,       ◆ Address: 501 W. First St.
its doors.                                                                                               ◆ Owner/Manager: Sandy Himmelberg                            ◆ Owner/Manager: Brian D. Gallagher                                                                                                                        ◆ Owner/Manager: Greg Giespert, manager
                                              A&N Plastic Molding Inc.                                                                                                ◆ Employees: 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and over 10,000 items
   Within two years of the hospi-                                                                        ◆ Employees: 7
                                                                                                                                                                      ◆ Phone: 402-463-6685                                                                          Allstate Insurance Company                                  ◆ Employees: 2
                                          ◆ Address: 1114 Garfield Ave.                                  ◆ Phone: 402-462-3247                                                                                                                                                                                                   ◆ Phone: 402-462-5703
tal’s opening, Alice passed away,         ◆ Owner/Manager: Arlo Stark                                    ◆ Fax: 402-462-4731                                          ◆ Fax: 402-463-4241                                                                          ◆ Address: 2727 W. Second St., No. 223                        ◆ Founded: 1971
                                          ◆ Employees: 4                                                 ◆ Services: Adams County Fair; building rentals;             ◆ E-mail/Web site: briang@advanceservices.com                                                ◆ Owner/Manager: Greg Schultz                                 ◆ Services: Passenger railroad
and in her memory, William                ◆ Phone: 402-463-1749                                                                                                       ◆ Founded: 1996
                                                                                                       Oregon Trail Rodeo production; camping facilities; high                                                                                                     ◆ Phone: 402-463-3636                                              Anderson Chiropractic:
opened the Alice T. Lanning               ◆ Fax: 402-463-1749                                          school rodeo finals                                            ◆ Services: Staffing: full-time, part-time, and temporary                                    ◆ Fax: 402-463-3611
                                          ◆ Founded: 1980                                                                                                                                                                                                          ◆ E-mail/Web site: gregschultz@allstate.com                      A Creating Wellness Center
Maternity Wing in 1917.                   ◆ Services: Injection molding; tool and die; mold mak-       Adams County Chiropractic Clinic                                       Advanced Realty, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ◆ Founded: 1977
   “This was a time when a lot of      ing; sonic welding                                                                                                              ◆ Address: 1239 N. Burlington Ave. Ste. 109                                                 ◆ Services: Insurance/ Financial Services                       ◆ Address: 223 E. 14th St., No. 50, Crosier Park
                                                                                                         ◆ Address: 406 N. Minnesota Ave.
                                                   Abbott Laboratories                                   ◆ Owner/Manager: John A. Cerveny                              ◆ Owner/Manager: Kathy Tessman                                                                                                                          Professional Center
people didn’t have their babies                                                                          ◆ Employees: 6                                                ◆ Employees: 7                                                                                  Almquist and Bumgardner                                     ◆ Owner/Manager: Corey R. Anderson
                                         ◆ Address: 2430 N. Elm Ave.                                                                                                   ◆ Phone: 402-463-3555                                                                             Counseling Services                                       ◆ Employees: 2
in a hospital,” MLMH director            ◆ Owner/Manager: John M. Northrop
                                                                                                         ◆ Phone: 402-463-5111                                         ◆ Fax: 402-463-6322                                                                                                                                         ◆ Phone: 402-462-9999
                                                                                                         ◆ Fax: 402-463-5111                                           ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.advancedrealty.com                                                   ◆ Address: 103 N. Minnesota Ave.                                ◆ Fax: 402-462-9545
of public relations and commu-           ◆ Phone: 402-463-0355                                           ◆ E-mail/Web site: johncerveny@windstream.net                 ◆ Services:Residential, commercial, acreages/farms,                                                                                                         ◆ E-mail/Web site: drcoreyanderson@mac.com
nications Lisa Brandt said.                            Above Par Cars                                    ◆ Founded: 1987                                            relocation, new construction, lots/land
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      American Family Insurance                                    ◆ Founded: 2000
                                                                                                         ◆ Services: Chiropractic and Acupuncture                                                                                                                  ◆ Address: 2727 W. Second St., No. 101                          ◆ Services: Chiropractic, active release technique, pur-
“Having a hospital with a                ◆ Address: 911 West J St.                                                                                                        AFC Prepaid Technologies
                                                                                                             Adams County Convention                                                                                                                               ◆ Owner/Manager: Jeff O'Donnell                             pose nutrition products, sound assisted soft tissue mobi-
maternity wing was quite revo-                 Absolute Crop Insurance                                                                                                 ◆ Address: 1924 W. A St.                                                                    ◆ Phone: 402-463-2722                                       lization, hydromassage, creating wellness center
                                         ◆ Address: 1239 N. Burlington Ave.                                     and Visitors Bureau                                    ◆ Owner/Manager: Harold Scheierman                                                          ◆ Fax: 402-463-3657
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Anderson Glass
lutionary at the time.”                                                                                  ◆ Address: 100 N. Shore Drive                                 ◆ Employees: 4                                                                              ◆ Founded: 1982
   Aside from providing health                            Access Title                                   ◆ Owner/Manager: Kaleena Fong                                 ◆ Phone: 402-461-4226                                                                       ◆ Services: Insurance                                         ◆ Address: 1719 W. Seventh St.
                                         ◆ Address: 1239 N. Burlington Ave. Ste. 204                     ◆ Employees: 3                                                ◆ Fax: 402-461-4391                                                                            American Family Insurance                                    Anderson, Jeff CPA CFP PFS
care, one of the primary goals the                                                                       ◆ Phone: 402-461-2370                                         ◆ E-mail/Web site: afc@afcentral.com
hospital had when it first opened                     Ace Automotive                                     ◆ Fax: 402-461-7273                                           ◆ Founded: 1994                                                                            ◆ Address: 704 East Side Blvd.                                 ◆ Address: 2215 W. 12th St.
                                                                                                                                                                       ◆ Services: Wholesale telecommunications, point of                                         ◆ Owner/Manager: Gary Peters
was also to provide education.            ◆ Address: 223 S. Hastings Ave.                                ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.visithastingsnebraska.com                                                                                                         ◆ Employees: 4                                                   Anderson, Robert M.D., P.C.
                                          ◆ Owner/Manager: Elmer and Jodi Harpold                        ◆ Services: Tourism marketing                              sale activation (POSA) systems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ◆ Phone: 402-462-4807                                          ◆ Address: 2115 N. Kansas Ave., No. 205
When the hospital opened its              ◆ Employees: 3
                                                                                                           Adams County Farm Bureau                                                                   AFLAC                                                       ◆ Fax: 402-461-4807                                            ◆ Owner/Manager: Robert L. Anderson, M.D.
                                          ◆ Phone: 402-463-3329                                                                                                                                                                                                   ◆ E-mail/Web site: gpeters@amfam.com
doors, along with it came the             ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.aceautomotive.biz                       ◆ Address: 1902 W. Second St.                                ◆ Address: 1130 W. Second St.                                                               ◆ Founded: 1983
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ◆ Phone: 402-463-3634
                                          ◆ Founded: 1997                                                                                                             ◆ Phone: 402-462-4111                                                                                                                                      ◆ Fax: 402-463-0033
Mary Lanning School of Nursing.                                                                                   Adams County Feed                                                                                                                               ◆ Services: Insurance — auto, home, life, health, busi-        ◆ Founded: 1982
                                          ◆ Services: Automotive repair, diagnostics, engine                                                                                             Ag Processing                                                          ness, farm and financial services                                ◆ Services: General surgery
That education still continues on      repair, shocks, brakes, tune-ups, transmissions, fuel injec-                and Grain Co. Inc.                                 ◆ Address: 2801 E. Seventh St.                                                              American Red Cross-Mid Rivers                                               Andy’s Plumbing
the hospital’s campus, but in the      tions
                                                                                                                                                                      ◆ Owner/Manager: Mark Sandeen
                                                                                                         ◆ Address: 201 S. Lincoln Ave.                                                                                                                                       Unit
last 15 years, the school has                        Ace Cash Express                                    ◆ Owner/Manager: Robert Asmus, owner; Elmer                  ◆ Employees: 175                                                                                                                                           ◆ Address: 2215 W. 12th St.
                                         ◆ Address: 3714 Cimarron Ave. Ste. 230                        Heeren, manager                                                ◆ Phone: 402-460-4459                                                                        ◆ Address: 415 N. Kansas Ave.                                           Please see 2010/page S6
teamed up with Creighton
University to offer the same
bachelor of nursing program.
   “The school benefits the hos-
                                                                                rs.
pital in providing nursing stu-
dents and nurses for the hospi-                     Serv ing Hastings for 64
                                                                             yea
                                                                                                               • Commitment • Hard Work •
                                                  1946-2010
tal,” Brandt said.                              dly
                                          P rou
   Its most recent project is the
Century Project.
   “The Century Project is our
largest, most ambitious project
                                                                                                                      • Strength •                                                                                                                                                                 Our hard work and
yet,” Brandt said.
   The project is a three-year-
plus construction project,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   commitment to this
which is still in progress.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   community is why we’re
Ground was broken on the proj-
ect in 2008.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       strong. We’re your
   The project was started with
the intention of coinciding                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               neighborhood credit union,
with the hospital’s 100th
anniversary in 2015.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          offering members a host of
   The project added to the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    financial services. Join
north and south parts of the
hospital. The project on the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               today and benefit from the
south side is complete. The
south renovations included
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       strength of our
additional offices and expanded                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           membership.
the surgical services department.                       Serving the financial needs of people who live or work in the Hastings Area.


                                                                       HASTINGS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
   The northside project is a
seven-story addition, and its
anticipated opening is later this
year, Brandt said. Upon comple-                                                                                                                                              Your savings federally insured to at least
tion, the northside additions                                                                                                                                                $250,000 & backed by the full faith and
                                                                                                                                                                             credit of the United States Government.

will provided a new entrance to                                                                                             707 N. Marian Rd.                                                 NCUA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                We do business in accordance with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the Federal Fair Housing Law and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Equal Credit Opportunity Act.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      www.hastingsfcu.org
                                                                                                                                                                              National Credit Union Administration, a U.S. Government Agency

     Please see MLMH/page S10




                                                                                                                                                                                                               The                                                    500 West South Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      P.O. Box 929
                                                                                                                                                                              PLUMBING                                                                                Hastings, NE 68902-0929
                                                                                                                                                                                         SHOWROOM                                                                     402-463-5555 • Fax: 402-463-6055
                   Serving the Greater Midwest Since 1946




       STRUCTURAL STEEL &                                                               PIPE &
        REBAR FABRICATION                                                               STEEL
            DIVISION                                                                   DIVISION
              405 W. South Street                                             405 W. South Street
                  P.O. Box 929                                                    P.O. Box 929                                                                                                                Division of Kully Pipe & Steel Supply, Inc.
           Hastings, NE 68902-0929                                         Hastings, NE 68902-0929                                                                        Showroom Hours Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
             Office: 402-463-8000                                            Office: 402-463-5678
               Fax: 402-463-5049                                               Fax: 402-463-5670                                                                                                                           Evening & Saturday by Appointment
           Toll Free: 1-800-695-8559                                       Toll Free: 1-800-755-8559                                                                                                                                             WATS 1-888-295-8559
S6                                                                              Business Outlook                                                                                                                                                                                                    HASTINGS TRIBUNE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Friday, Feb. 5, 2010



Big G evolves with times                                                                                        2010: Business directory
   RYNE STEFANKIEWICZ
   ebuderus@hastingstribune.com                   80 YEAR
   Back in 1930, the Fleet Foote                  Anniversary                    Continued from page S5                                          ◆ Fax: 402-463-6688
                                                                                                                                                 ◆ Founded: 1998
                                                                                                                                                                                                                ◆ Owner/Manager: Midstates Development, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                ◆ Employees: 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Beck Law Office, P Attorneys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                .C.,
Oil station, located at the inter-                                                         Animal Clinic                                         ◆ Services: Employment agency                                  ◆ Phone: 712-258-3251                                           ◆ Address: 410 W. Fourth St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                ◆ Fax: 402-463-5651                                             ◆ Owner/Manager: Mark A. Beck
                                                                                    ◆ Address: 2905 U.S. Highway 6                                       Aunt Ruby Candle Co.
section of Second and Colorado           store opened at that same inter-           ◆ Owner/Manager: Drs. Patrick Wahlmeier, Douglas                                                                            ◆ E-mail: parkautumn@rocketmail.com                             ◆ Employees: 2
                                                                                                                                                  ◆ Address: 107 W. J St.                                       ◆ Founded: 1979                                                 ◆ Phone: 402-463-4500
streets was an icon for com-             section, but on the southwest           Schwenka, Tim Overmiller, Bradley Jones
                                                                                                                                                  ◆ Owner/Manager: Jerry and Caroline Goebel                    ◆ Services: Senior and disabled housing                         ◆ Fax: 402-463-4574
                                                                                    ◆ Employees: 25                                                                                                                                                                             ◆ Founded: 1993
merce in Hastings.                       corner. This store would eventu-           ◆ Phone: 402-463-9805                                         ◆ Phone: 402-463-2433                                               B and R Body Shop, LLC
                                                                                                                                                  ◆ Fax: 402-463-2433                                                                                                           ◆ Services: Law practice; estate planning; probate;
   Today, the business that has          ally become known as Big G                 ◆ Fax: 402-463-9807                                                                                                                                                                      wills, estates, living trusts; real estate and tax law
                                                                                    ◆ E-mail/Web site: info@animal-clin-                          ◆ Founded: 1999                                                ◆ Address: 808 S. Lincoln Ave.
since evolved and adapted from           Ace.                                    ic.net/www.animal-clinic.net                                     ◆ Services: Highly-scented jar candles and acces-              ◆ Owner/Manager: Rob Lipker                                             Becker Leasing, LLC
                                                                                    ◆ Founded: 1960                                            sories, crafts, antiques and collectibles, grunge candles,        ◆ Employees: 2
that service station is still an            The business continued to               ◆ Services: Veterinary services,animal hospital and        fragrance sticks                                                  ◆ Phone: 402-463-4422                                         ◆ Address: 1501 S. Burlington Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ◆ Fax: 402-463-4422                                           ◆ Owner/Manager: Brian Becker
icon in Hastings.                        grow and expand, opening a              24-hour emergency care, boarding                                       Aurora Co-op Hastings                                    ◆ E-mail: bandrbodyshop@yahoo.com                             ◆ Phone: 402-461-4454
   Big G Ace, 3202 Osborne               commercial division inside the                    Anstine Fire Equip Co.                                ◆ Address: 4955 E. South St.                                    ◆ Founded: 1980                                               ◆ Fax: 402-461-4146
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ◆Services: Auto body repair and refinishing, glass            ◆ E-mail/Web site: btmv@alltel.net
Drive West, will be celebrating          hardware store in 1987. One               ◆ Address: 1130 N. Colorado Ave.                                         Auto Glass Center                                                                                                  ◆ Founded: 1998
                                                                                                                                                                                                              replacement and welding, frame straightening, door latch
its 80th anniversary this year,          year later, Robert F. Foote                          Antiques N Things                                   ◆ Address: 131 N. Burlington Ave.                           replacement, hail damage repair                                  ◆ Services: Real estate leasing
                                                                                    ◆ Address: 1518 N. Lincoln Ave.                               ◆ Owner/Manager: Jeff Fitzke                                             Back Alley Bakery                                       Becker Transportation Inc.
but the business has come a              returned to help his father and                                                                          ◆ Employees: 5
                                                                                    ◆ Owner/Manager: Marilyn Gerritsen                                                                                                                                                         ◆ Address: 1501 S. Burlington Ave.
long way since its days as a serv-       grandfather in the family busi-            ◆ Phone: 402-462-8574                                         ◆ Phone: 402-461-3909 or 1-800-779-3909                       ◆ Address: 609 W. Second St.
                                                                                                                                                  ◆ Fax: 402-461-4365                                                                                                          ◆ Owner/Manager: Brian Becker
ice station.                             ness.                                      ◆ Founded: 2008                                                                                                                 Baker, Larry MD, DDS, PC                                   ◆ Employees: 40
                                                                                    ◆ Services: Selling antiques and collectibles, glass,         ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.autoglasscenter.com
                                                                                                                                                  ◆ Founded: 1992                                               ◆ Address: 501 W. Ninth St.                                    ◆ Phone: 402-461-4454
   In 1956, the oil station shift-          Then, in 2002, the company           dolls, furniture, toys, miscellaneous
                                                                                                                                                  ◆ Services: Auto glass replacement and rockchip                                                                              ◆ Fax: 402-461-4146
ed its focus toward supplying            completed its latest major                             Anytime Fitness                                repairs, pickup sliders and machinery glass, mobile serv-                Balanced Books, LLC                                    ◆ E-mail/Web site: btmv@alltel.net
                                                                                                                                               ice, set up with all insurance companies                         ◆ Address: 1239 N. Burlington Ave. Ste. 103                    ◆ Founded: 1980
farmers in central Nebraska and          expansion and moved to its cur-            ◆ Address: 3601 Cimarron Plz. No. 105
                                                                                                                                                                                                                ◆ Owner/Manger: Jan Harding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ◆ Services: Transportation
                                                                                    ◆ Owner/Manager: Stu Nabower                                           Auto Glass Experts
northern Kansas with equip-              rent location, which allowed for           ◆ Employees: 2                                                                                                              ◆ Employees: 3                                                       Becker Warehouse, Inc.
                                                                                    ◆ Phone: 402-462-5225                                         ◆ Address: 405 W. J St.                                       ◆ Phone: 402-462-5544
ment and supplies, as General            the business to expand into the            ◆ Fax: 402-462-5226                                           ◆ Owner/Manager: Jeff Fritzke/Brent Vorderstrasse             ◆ Fax: 402-462-5544                                            ◆ Address: 1501 S. Burlington Ave.
                                                                                                                                                  ◆ Employees: 2                                                ◆ E-mail: balancedbooksLLC@hotmail.com                         ◆ Owner/Manager: Brian Becker
Supply.                                  lumber industry.                           ◆ E-mail/Web site: hastingsne@anytimefitness.com                                                                                                                                           ◆ Employees: 6
                                                                                    ◆ Services: 24-hour gym, personal training services,          ◆ Phone: 402-463-0025                                         ◆ Founded: 2003
   Three years later, the business          The new facility is approxi-                                                                          ◆ Fax: 402-463-0029                                           ◆ Services: Bookkeeping, payroll prep, property man-           ◆ Phone: 402-461-4440
                                                                                 tanning                                                                                                                                                                                       ◆ Fax: 402-461-4146
moved to the northeast corner            mately 90,000 square feet, mak-                                                                          ◆ Founded: 2009                                             agment
                                                                                                 Applause Video                                   ◆ Services: Autoglass, windshields, doors, backglass,                                                                        ◆ E-mail/Web site: btmv@alltel.net
of Second and Kansas streets             ing it the largest Ace Hardware                                                                       pickup sliders, rockchip repair, window regulators and                   Baltimore Hair Studio                                  ◆ Founded: 1990
                                                                                   ◆ Address: 314 N. Burlington Ave.                                                                                                                                                           ◆ Services: Warehousing, pallet refurbishing
and was called Big G. Two years          in the U.S.                               ◆ Owner/Manager: Gary Truitt                                motors, machinery glass, insurance claims and semi               ◆ Address: 319 N. Baltimore
                                                                                   ◆ Employees: 13                                             windshields                                                      ◆ Owner/Manager: Latisha Morrow                                      Beltone Hearing Service
later, in 1961, a second Big G                  Please see BIG G/page S8           ◆ Phone: 402-461-4000                                                      Auto Glass Pros                                   ◆ Employees: 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ◆ Address: 2119 W. 12th St.
                                                                                   ◆ Fax: 402-461-4019                                                                                                          ◆ Phone: 402-831-2572
                                                                                                                                                 ◆ Address: 1308 W. J St.                                       ◆ Services: Haircare                                           ◆ Owner/Manager: Robyn Flammang
                                                                                   ◆ E-mail/Web site: gtruitt1@windstream.net                                                                                                                                                  ◆ Employees: 2
                                                                                   ◆ Founded: 1987                                               ◆ Owner/Manager: Jack Hani

Hogan’s expands services                                                           ◆ Services: Retail: movie and video game rentals; sell
                                                                                 movies; buy and sell used video games; disc repair center
                                                                                    Arbor Education and Training-
                                                                                                                                                 ◆ Employees: 6
                                                                                                                                                 ◆ Phone: 402-463-7767
                                                                                                                                                 ◆ Fax: 402-463-7808
                                                                                                                                                 ◆ E-mail: autoglasspros@windstream.net
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Bank of Doniphan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ◆ Address: 800 N. Burlington
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ◆ Owner/Manager: Steve Anderson/Craig Marble
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ◆ Employees: 25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ◆ Phone: 402-463-5300
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ◆ Founded: 1955
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ◆ Services: Hearing aid sales and service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Belville-Vondrak Eye Care
                                                                                               CSA                                               ◆ Founded: 2008                                                 ◆ Phone: Doniphan 402-845-6565 or 402-462-6565,                            and Surgery
   RYNE STEFANKIEWICZ
   ebuderus@hastingstribune.com                   50 YEAR                          ◆ Address: 2727 West 2nd Street, Suite 338
                                                                                                                                                 ◆ Services: Glass replacement and/or repair
                                                                                                                                                       Auto Repair and Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hastings 402-462-6595
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ◆ Fax: Doniphan 402-845-2220, Hastings 402-463-               ◆ Address: 1414 W. 12th Street
   In 1960, Hastings had one                      Anniversary                      ◆ Owner/Manager: Shawna Alloway
                                                                                   ◆ Employees: 15                                               ◆ Address: 305 S. Denver Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              7282
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ◆ Founded: 1965
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ◆ Owner/Manager: J. Kevin Belville, M.D.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ◆ Employees: 11
                                                                                   ◆ Phone: 402-984-8036                                                                                                         ◆ Services: Banking, financial services, insurance and        ◆ Phone: 402-462-9191
small sporting goods store,                                                        ◆ E-mail/Web site: shawnaalloway@arboret.com                    Auto Trim Designs and Signs                                investments                                                      ◆ Fax: 402-462-9192
offering hunting, fishing and            its 50th anniversary in Hastings,         ◆ Founded: 1985                                                 ◆ Address: 1005 W. South St.                                                                                                ◆ Founded: 1995
                                                                                   ◆ Services: Contracted service provider to the                  ◆ Owner/Manager: Dan and Chris Huffman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Barista’s Daily Grind                                 ◆ Services: Medical/surgical (LASIK procedures)
some athletic goods. Sensing             where it has had three different        Department of Heatlh and Human Services. Providing job            ◆ Employees: 3                                               ◆ Address: 2204 N. Kansas Ave.                                Beman’ s Appliance Service Inc.
that the community had a                 incarnations.                           seeking skills training, coaching, employment retention           ◆ Phone: 402-462-4013                                        ◆ Owner/Manager: Susan Overmiller                               ◆ Address: 729 E. Park St.
                                                                                 and advancement to referrals from AHHS.                           ◆ Fax: 402-462-4704                                          ◆ Employees: 13
greater need for athletic goods,            While the other stores closed,                                                                         ◆ E-mail: autotrimandsigns@windstream.net                    ◆ Phone: 402-463-6656
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ◆ Owner/Manager: Steve Beman
                                         the Hastings’ location has man-                                 Arby’s                                    ◆ Founded: 1998                                              ◆ Founded: 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ◆ Employees: 7
Dick Oberg opened Hogan’s                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ◆ Phone: 402-462-2311
                                                                                   ◆ Address: 401 S. Burlington Ave.                               ◆ Services: Automobile accessories, signs, banners,          ◆ Services: Coffee house                                        ◆ Founded: 1982
Sporting Goods and Toys.                 aged to expand to more offer-             ◆ Owner/Manager: MTG Inc, owner; Kimberly Karabel,          lettering, window tint                                                                                                           ◆ Services: Major appliances, refrigeration, heating
                                         ings — trophies and engravings,         manager                                                                                                                                   Barrel Bar Lounge
   The store discontinued selling                                                  ◆ Employees: 20                                                                 Auto Value                                                                                                and air conditioning repair; retail parts sales; Ionics water
                                                                                                                                                                                                                ◆ Address: 1200 E. South St.                                 softner/conditioner, reverse osmosis sales, Carrier heating
toys when larger supermarkets            and in 1996 the store added its           ◆ Phone: 402-462-4555                                         ◆ Address: 218 N. Lexington Ave.                               ◆ Owner/Manager: Jim Sibert                                  and air conditioning sales
entered the area, store manager          own screen printing section,              ◆ Founded: 1983                                               ◆ Owner/Manager: Gary Wendt                                    ◆ Employees: 20
                                                                                   ◆ Services: Sandwiches                                        ◆ Employees: 8                                                 ◆ Phone: 402-463-9158                                                 Ben Engel Construction
Bob Stickels said, and the store         too.                                                     Ariston Salon                                  ◆ Phone: 402-463-5641                                          ◆ Founded: 1963                                                ◆ Address; 606 W. 35th St.
                                            “The screen printing has been                                                                        ◆ E-mail: hastings@specialtysalesomaha.com                     ◆ Services: Restaurant, lounge                                 ◆ Owner/Manager: Ben Engel
dropped the toys in its name.                                                      ◆ Address: 614 E. Second St.                                  ◆ Founded: 1976                                                                                                               ◆ Employees: 4
   The Hogan name was derived            a good part of out business since                                                                       ◆ Services: Wholesale and retail auto parts; paint and            Batesville Casket Company                                   ◆ Phone: 402-984-0305
                                                                                            Artcraft Drywall Co.                               body supplies                                                    ◆ Address: 132 Highland Dr.                                    ◆ Fax: 402-463-6205
from a store Dick’s brother, Bob         we added it,” Stickels said. “We          ◆ Address: 765 E. Grand                                                                                                                                                                     ◆ Web site: www.benengelhomes.com
                                         have done trophies and engrav-                                                                              Automotive Marketing Inc.                                               Bath Bliss Gifts                                  ◆ Founded: 2000
Oberg, owned in Fort Dodge,                                                       Artisan Painters and Decorators                                                                                                                                                              ◆ Services: Home building, concrete work, design and
                                                                                                                                                 ◆ Address: 430 N. Minnesota                                    ◆ Address: 536 W. Second St.
Iowa, named Hot Hogan’s                  ings since the beginning. We’re           ◆ Owner: William Barkell                                                                                                     ◆ Owner/Manager: Tammy Orthman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             house plans, landscaping
                                         the only trophy and engraving                                                                                     Autotechs/SS Audio                                   ◆ Phone: 402-461-4939                                             Benchmark 2000 Surveying
Sporting Goods.                                                                    ◆ Phone: 402-462-8756
                                                                                                                                                                                                                ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.bathblissgifts.net
                                                                                                                                                  ◆ Address: 2224 W. Second St.                                                                                                ◆ Address: 3211 Village Drive
   Hogan’s Sporting Goods                business in the area.”                       Askey, Douglas J., D.C., P.C.                               ◆ Owner/Manager: Kenneth Barrera                              ◆ Founded: 2007                                                ◆ Owner/Manager: Roger Parks
stores once had locations in                The sporting goods store has           ◆ Address: 422 N. Hastings, Ave., No. 105                      ◆ Employees: 3                                                 Bauer & Howard Dental Care,                                   ◆ Phone: 402-463-2361
                                                                                   ◆ Owner/Manager: Douglas Askey                                 ◆ Phone: 402-463-0422                                                                                                        ◆ Founded: 1999
Kearney, Grand Island, Omaha             also played a role in the com-            ◆ Phone: 402-462-2727                                          ◆ Fax: 402-463-0449                                                       LLP
                                         munity’s youth sports. The                ◆ Fax: 402-462-2953                                            ◆ E-mail/Web site: autotechs@alltel.net                                                                                          Benchmark IV Real Estate
and Des Moines, Iowa. But                                                                                                                         ◆ Founded: 1999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                ◆ Address: 2115 N. Kansas Ave., No. 202,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ◆ Address: 2727 W. Second St. Ste. 336
                                                                                   ◆ Founded: 1998                                                                                                              ◆ Owner/Manager: Jeffrey A. Howard and Charles D.
today the only one remaining             midget football program in                ◆ Services: Chiropractic physician                             ◆ Services: Automotive repair, mobile audio, video and      Bauer owners; Patty Bassett, manager                             ◆ Owner/Manager: Linda Chartier; CRS, owner
                                         Hastings stores its equipment in                                                                      navigation, satellite radio and car remote starters and          ◆ Employees: 10                                                ◆ Phone: 402-463-2361
open is in Hastings.                                                                     Associated Staffing Inc.                                                                                                                                                              ◆ Fax: 402-463-2399
                                                                                                                                               alarms. Various auto aftermarket products such as under-         ◆ Phone: 402-462-6410                                          ◆ Web site: www.benchmarkiv.com
   This year, Hogan’s Sporting           the company’s basement. The               ◆ Address: 1023 W. Second St.                               glow lighting                                                    ◆ Fax: 402-462-4463                                            ◆ Founded: 1997
Goods, located at 743 W.                 midget football program also              ◆ Owner/Manager: Brian McMahon/Melissa Worthing                    Autumn Park Apartments                                    ◆ E-mail/Web site: handb@inebraska.com                         ◆ Services: Real estate sales/brokerage
                                                                                   ◆ Employees: 2                                                                                                               ◆ Founded: 1977
Second St., will be celebrating             Please see HOGAN’S/page S8             ◆ Phone: 402-462-5116                                         ◆ Address: 411 S. Elm Ave.                                     ◆ Services: Dentistry                                                    Please see 2010/page S7




                                                                                                                                     First St. Paul’s                                                       First Congregational United Church of Christ
                                            First                                                                                                                                                                     2810 West 7th St.                                   Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

                                        Presbyterian                                                                                Lutheran Church                                                         (Corner of 7th St. & Marian Rd.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Hastings, Nebraska 68901
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sunday School: 9:00 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Worship: Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                501 N. Burlington Ave., Hastings, NE 68901                                      Telephone: 402-462-4136
                                          Church                                                                                           Phone: (402) 463-1329
                                                                                                                                           www.firststpauls.org
                                                                                                                                                                                                             email: fcucchn2810@windstream.net
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Sunday School Classes for all
                                                                                                                                                                                                             ages preschool through adult.
     621 North Lincoln Avenue, Hastings, NE 68901                                                           Pastor Joel Remmers, Senior Pastor                                                                  Child and Infant Care
                                                                                                           Pastor Adam White, Associate Pastor
                    (402) 462-5147                                                                                                                                                                             provided during worship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       service.
                                                                                Traditional Worship Services: Saturday - 6:00 p.m., Sunday - 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
                  Rev. Dr. William Nottage-Tacey                                                with Communion on the first weekend of each month                                                            Active Women’s Fellowship.
                      Rev. John H. G. Curtiss                                                 Contemporary Worship Service: Sunday - 10:30 a.m.
                                                                                                with Communion on the third Sunday of each month                                                               Active Jr./Sr. High Youth
             Sunday Worship Services 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.                                     (Worship Broadcast: 1230 AM Radio - Sun. 11:00 a.m.)                                                                       Group.
                                                                                             (Telecast: Channel 12 - Sun. 2:30 p.m.; Wed. 2:00 p.m.)
                      Church School 9:45 a.m.                                                                                                                                                                Kid Konnection-A Minsitry
                                                                                                      Educational Ministries for All Ages:                                                                        for Children K-6.
         “Proclaiming the love of Christ in the heart of Hastings since 1873”               Sundays – 9:30 a.m. and Wednesdays – 5:15 – 8:00 p.m.
                           www.fpchastings.org                                            – Also offering the “Stephen’s Ministry” Caring Program–                                                            “An Inclusive Family of Faith Reaching Out in Christ’s Love”



    Lakeside Community Church                                                                                                                          Sunday Worship 9:00a
                                                                                                                                                      SS & Bible Class 10:30a
                                           700 West 22nd Street                                                                               Wed. Family Night Supper 5:30p
                                            Hastings, NE 68901                                                                                     Wednesday Worship 6:30p
                                               402-463-6776                                                    LCMS                         Wednesday Midweek Classes 7:15p
                                    Senior Pastor, David L. Speicher
                                   Associate Pastor, Melinda J. Runcie
                 Sunday Bible Classes 9:30 a.m.                                 906 N. California Ave.
         Sunday KidZone Family Worship 9:30 a.m.                                Hastings, NE 68901
         Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:30 a.m.                              462-9023
         Ministries for all ages - Wednesdays 5:00-8:00 p.m.
                     www.lcchastings.com
              “Our Church can be your home.”                                    Pastor Marcus Mackay                                         www.peacelutheranhastings.org



                                           North Shore
                                         Assembly of God                                                                                                                                                                                         Lutheran Church
                                           100 W. 33rd, Hastings, NE 68901
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              of the Good Shepherd
                                                      462-5742                                                                                                                                                                                       1338 N. Saunders • 463-2087
                                                                                       316 N. Lexington Ave., Hastings, NE
                   Senior Pastor Tony Anderson
                                                                                     402-462-6365• www.hastingsberean.org
      SUNDAY:                                   WEDNESDAY:                                       Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sunday Worship at 9 a.m.
      Sunday School - 9:45 a.m.                 Family Night - 7:00 p.m.                        Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m                                                                                                Sunday School at 10:15 a.m.
      Worship Service - 10:45 a.m.              at the church                          Wednesday Awana/Youth Group at 6:45 p.m.                                                                                         Broadcast Sunday 6:30 p.m.
      Children’s Service - 10 :45 a.m.          Pulse Youth Service -                       Life Groups Throughout The Week                                                                                         Wednesday 10:30 a.m., on Channel 12
                                                7:00 p.m. at 405 West 2nd St.
                                                                                                                                       or
                                                                                                                      Paul K n ott,Seni Pastor;                                                                        Rev. Steven Peeler, Pastor
        1st & 3rd Sunday evening of the month - Life Groups meet.                                                      f       der,      ate
                                                                                                                    Jef Schn ei Associ Pastor
HASTINGS TRIBUNE
Friday, Feb. 5, 2010                                                                                                                   Business Outlook                                                                                                                                                                           S7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          75 YEAR
                                          2010: Business directory                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Anniversary
Continued from page S6                                              ◆ Phone: 402-462-2242                                                   ◆ Owner/Manager: Marianne Stineman                                           Brokerage Specialists Inc.
   Bernard Pavelka Trucking Inc.
   ◆ Address: 1215 E. J St.
   ◆ Owner/Manager: Dwight D. Dunsworth and Tom Pavelka
                                                                    ◆ Services: Sandwich delicatessen
                                                                                          Big G Ace
                                                                     ◆ Address: 3203 Osborne Drive West
                                                                                                                                            ◆ Phone: 402-462-5762
                                                                                                                                            ◆ Founded: 1991
                                                                                                                                                            Bohrer’s Floors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ◆ Owner/Manager: Todd E. Hoins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ◆ Employees: 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ◆ Phone: 402-751-2602
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ◆ E-mail: thoins@championsclub.us
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Cornhusker Press
   ◆ Employees: 27
   ◆ Phone: 402-462-4650
   ◆ Fax: 402-462-2711
   ◆ E-mail/Web site: ddd@navix.com
                                                                     ◆ Owner/Manager: Robert F. Foote and Amy White
                                                                     ◆ Employees: 72
                                                                     ◆ Phone: 402-462-5181
                                                                     ◆ Fax: 402-462-2125
                                                                     ◆ Founded: 1930
                                                                                                                                            ◆ Address: 827 W. First St.
                                                                                                                                            ◆ Owner/Manager: Bud Bohrer
                                                                                                                                                       Bonici Brothers Pizza
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ◆ Founded: 1985
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ◆ Services: Insurance and investments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Brown’s Shoe Fit Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               expanding business
   ◆ Founded: 1976                                                                                                                          ◆ Address: 1414 N. Burlington Ave.
                                                                     ◆ Services: Hardware, home improvement, lumber, UPS sta-                                                                                     ◆ Address: 600 W. Second St.
   ◆ Services: Transportation of refrigerated and dry freight;                                                                                     Borley Moving & Storage                                        ◆ Owner/Manager: Denoy Smith
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              RYNE STEFANKIEWICZ
repair and maintenance of trucks and trailers. Associate dealer   tion, paint color matching, screen and glass repair, key duplicat-
                                                                  ing, carhartt clothing                                                 ◆ Address: 138 S. Lincoln Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ◆ Employees: 3                                                             ebuderus@hastingstribune.com
for International trucks. Heavy duty alignment. Work on all                                                                                                                                                       ◆ Phone: 402-462-9311
makes of vehicles, RV's, buses, firetrucks and construction               Bill Hamburger Remodeling                                      ◆ Owner/Manager: Dennis R. Bauder                                        ◆ Fax: 402-462-9312                                             Since its conception 75 years ago, Cornhusker Press,
cranes.                                                                                                                                  ◆ Phone: 402-462-2177                                                    ◆ E-mail/Web site: bsfchastings@alltel.net                   451 W. Second St.,, has grown from an in-house print-
                                                                    ◆ Address: 839 N. Webster Ave.                                       ◆ Founded: 1875
Bernardo’s Steak House & Lounge                                     ◆ Owner/Manager: Bill Hamburger                                                                                                               ◆ Founded: 1970
                                                                                                                                         ◆ Services: Household goods moving and storage; heavy                    ◆ Services: Men’s, women’s and children’s shoes              er for the Dutton-Lainson Company to one of the
  ◆ Address: 1109 S. Baltimore Ave.                                 ◆ Employees: 6                                                     equipment rigging.
  ◆ Owner/Manager: Scott and Holly Munger                           ◆ Phone: 402-469-8551 or 402-463-0480                                                                                                                         Bruce Furniture                              largest commercial printers in Central Nebraska.
  ◆ Employees: 35                                                   ◆ Fax: 402-463-0447                                                Bosselman's Inc./Pump ‘N’ Pantry                                                                                                           The printing company, a division of Dutton-
                                                                    ◆ E-mail/Web site: bhmhkh@charter.net                                                                                                         ◆ Address: 295 S. Marian Rd.
  ◆ Phone: 402-463-4666                                                                                                                     ◆ Address; 1630 E. South St.                                          ◆ Owner/Manager: Doug Bruce
  ◆ Fax: 402-463-4666                                               ◆ Founded: 2001                                                         ◆ Owner/Manager: Terry Topham, Rhonda Chaney                                                                                       Lainson, primarily serves the Tri-City area in an effort
                                                                    ◆ Services: Additions, roofing, concrete, siding, kitchens,                                                                                   ◆ Employees: 7
  ◆ Founded: 1970
                                                                  bathroom, windows, doors, drywall, new construction
                                                                                                                                            ◆ Employees: 11                                                       ◆ Phone: 402-463-3223                                        to stay local, general manager Mary Ostrander said.
  ◆ Services: Restaurant and lounge                                                                                                         ◆ Phone: 402-462-5832                                                 ◆ Fax: 402-463-3619
                                                                                                                                            ◆ Fax: 402-462-5832                                                                                                                    “But we do have some (customers) that are outside
                 Bert’s Drug, Inc.                                        Bill’s Floor Refinishing, Inc.                                    ◆ Services: Truck stop, mini convenience store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ◆ E-mail/Web site: brucefurninc@gtmc.net
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ◆ Founded: 1984                                              the Tri-City area, too,” she said.
  ◆ Address; 700 W. Second St.                                      ◆ Address: 3220 S. Smokey Hill Rd.                                                                                                            ◆ Services: Retail furniture sales
  ◆ Owner/Manager: Tom Choquette and Creighton Uridil               ◆ Owner/Manager: Bill and Connie Saathoff                                    Boyd’s Full Service Vending                                                                                                      The company expanded its services with the addi-
  ◆ Employees: 14                                                   ◆ Employees: 2                                                          ◆ Address: 3800 Osborne Drive East                                              Bruckman Rubber Co.                                tion of new presses. When the company first started it
  ◆ Phone: 402-462-4343                                             ◆ Phone: 402-462-6682                                                   ◆ Owner/Manager: Tim Boyd                                             ◆ Address: 101 S. St. Joseph Ave.
  ◆ Founded: 1928                                                   ◆ Founded: 1979                                                         ◆ Employees: 20                                                       ◆ Owner/Manager: Jack Schreiner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               printed in black and white. It then added a two-color
  ◆ Services: Pharmacy                                              ◆ Services: Wood floor laying and refinishing                           ◆ Phone: 402-462-8131                                                 ◆ Employees: 55                                              press. Today the business stays current with its four-
                                                                            BJN Manufacturing, LLC                                          ◆ Fax: 402-463-2905                                                   ◆ Phone: 402-463-3129
                 Bert’s Pharmacy                                                                                                            ◆ Founded: 1997                                                       ◆ E-mail: jschreiner@bruckmanrubber.com                      color press.
  ◆ Address: 1021 W. 14th St.                                       ◆ Address: 2599 S. Cornhusker                                           ◆ Services: Vending                                                   ◆ Founded: 1961                                                 The company has six presses. The facility spans 3
  ◆ Owner/Manager: Tom Choquette and Creighton Uridil               ◆ Owner/Manager: Matt Neppl                                                                                                                   ◆ Services: Custom molded rubber products, weedseal, tool
  ◆ Employees: l5                                                   ◆ Employees: 20                                                                    Brad Moncrief, L.L.C                                     and die shop, production maching                               floors of the Victory Building. The company also does
  ◆ Phone: 402-462-4466                                             ◆ Phone: 402-462-4424                                                   ◆ Address: 1239 N, Burlington Ave. Ste. 200                                                                                        binding and mailing services, where when finished with
  ◆ Fax: 402-462-4180                                               ◆ Fax:402-462-4427                                                      ◆ Owner/Manager: Brad Moncrief                                                         Buckin’ Chute
  ◆ Founded: 1962                                                   ◆ Services: Cimarron livestock trailers                                 ◆ Employees: 4                                                        ◆ Address: 1008 W. Second St.                                a project that needs mailed, Cornhusker Press will stamp
  ◆ Services: Pharmacy                                               Black Dragon Tattoo and Piercing                                       ◆ Phone: 402-462-5353                                                 ◆ Owner/Manager: Ron and Tami Newbrey                        the envelopes and deliver them to the post office.
                                                                                                                                            ◆ Fax: 402-462-5353                                                   ◆ Phone: 402-463-5511
                       Best Stop                                    ◆ Address: 232 N. Lincoln Ave.                                          ◆ Services: Law office                                                ◆ Founded: 2008                                                 The presses haven’t been the only changes in the
  ◆ Address: 2304 W. Second St.                                                                                                                                                                                   ◆ Services: Western wear — boots, clothing, jewelry, tack,   industry over the past 75 years, Ostrander said. The
                                                                               Blades Hair and Nails                                                    Brad’s Down Under                                       boot and shoe repair
                Best Tree Service                                   ◆ Address: 626 S. Ross Ave., Ste. 101                                   ◆ Address: 202 N. Denver Ave.                                              Buhr Landscape and Design                               technology that leads to the printing process has
  ◆ Address: 150 N. Woodland                                        ◆ Owner/Manager: Alaina Bumgardner                                                                                                                                                                         changed.
  ◆ Owner/Manager: Randy Weaver                                     ◆ Employees: 4                                                                       Brad's Marine Inc.                                       ◆ Address: 8920 N. Showboat Rd.
  ◆ Employees: 2                                                    ◆ Phone: 402-463-1188                                                ◆ Address: 2411 Osborne Drive East                                       ◆ Owner/Manger: Joel Buhr                                       “Since computers’ conception, the process has been
  ◆ Phone: 402-831-4883                                             ◆ Founded: 2004                                                      ◆ Owner/Manager: Brad Albin                                              ◆ Phone: 402-460-0568
                                                                    ◆ Services: Hair, nails, products                                                                                                             ◆ Founded: 1994                                              sped up,” Ostrander said. “When I started here, you
  ◆ Founded: 1982                                                                                                                        ◆ Phone: 402-463-0738
  ◆ Services: Arborist-total tree care                                                                                                   ◆ Fax: 402-463-0754                                                      ◆ Services: Planning and installing landscaping, sprinkler   didn’t have the ability to save files. If there were cor-
                                                                                           Blondies                                      ◆ E-mail: bradsmarine@hotmail.com                                      systems, vinyl fence products, retaining walls
   Best Western North Shore Lodge                                    ◆ Address: 1025 W. Second St.                                       ◆ Founded: 1988
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               rections, you had to type a two-line correction. Now,
                                                                     ◆ Owner/Manager: Cheryl Burr and Sonja Dierks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Building Blocks Daycare                              with the computers you can save files.”
  ◆ Address: 203 W. 33rd St.                                                                                                             ◆ Services: Crestliner boats; Mercury and Evinrude out-
                                                                     ◆ Employees: 4                                                                                                                               ◆ Address: 214 W. Seventh St.
  ◆ Owner/Manager: David Goss                                                                                                          boards and Mercruiser stern drives
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ◆ Owner/Manager: Lyndsey White                                  The speed of the printing process has allowed
  ◆ Employees: 13                                                    ◆ Phone: 402-462-8895 and 402-462-8805
  ◆ Phone: 402-461-4076                                              ◆ Founded: 1991                                                                   Bramble’s Auto Sales                                       ◆ Employees: 8                                               Cornhusker Press to expand its products. Five years
                                                                     ◆ Services: Hair care, hair care products, cuts, perms, wax,                                                                                 ◆ Phone: 402-834-0503
  ◆ Fax: 402-461-1142                                                                                                                       ◆ Address: 903 S. Burlington Ave.                                     ◆ E-mail: buildingblocks@charter.net                         ago the company added large-format printing, which
  ◆ E-mail: 28068@hotel.bestwestern.com                           artificial nails                                                          ◆ Owner/Manager: Dallas Bramble                                       ◆ Founded: 2009                                              includes products such as banners.
  ◆ Founded: 1997                                                              Blue Moon Coffee Co.                                         ◆ Employees: 2                                                        ◆ Services: Daycare
  ◆ Service: Hotel                                                                                                                          ◆ Founded: 1993                                                                                                                       The new technology hasn’t always helped the 75-
                                                                     ◆ Address: 635 W. Second St.                                           ◆ Services: Used cars, trucks and ATVs                                    Bullseye’s Sports Bar & Grille
                 Beyke Signs, Inc.                                   ◆ Owner/Manager: Scot and Stu DeWitt                                                                                                                                                                      year-old company, though. When personal comput-
                                                                     ◆ Employees: 11                                                             Brand Wilson Funeral Home                                        ◆ Address: 2017 W. Second St.
  ◆ Address: 317 E. South St.                                                                                                                                                                                     ◆ Owner/Manager: Kathy Anderson, Rod Strong                  ers and printers began to become more common-
  ◆ Owner/Manager: John E. Beyke, John J. Beyke                      ◆ Phone: 402-462-5214                                                  ◆ Address: 505 N. Bellevue Ave.
                                                                     ◆ Fax: 402-462-4442                                                                                                                          ◆ Employees: 36
  ◆ Employees: 3
                                                                     ◆ Founded: 1997
                                                                                                                                            ◆ Owner/Manager: Murray Wilson                                        ◆ Phone: 402-463-9022                                        place, people began doing some of their printing at
  ◆ Phone: 402-463-9304                                                                                                                     ◆ Employees: 10                                                       ◆ E-mail: rdstrongest_40@hotmail.com
  ◆ E-mail: beykesigns@charterinternet.com                           ◆ Services: Espresso Bar, lunch menu, gifts, local art, enter-         ◆ Phone: 402-462-5169                                                 ◆ Founded: 1998
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               home, Ostrander said.
  ◆ Founded: 1965                                                 tainment                                                                  ◆ Fax: 402-462-5161
  ◆ Services: Vinyl decals, computer generated graphics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ◆ Services: Food and Beverage                                   “Home computers have taken away some busi-
                                                                                 Blue River Coatings                                        ◆ Founded: 1933
            BG & S Transmissions                                                                                                            ◆ Service: Funeral service                                                   Bumgardner, Kory L. DDS                               ness,” she said. “People could do it themselves, now.”
                                                                    ◆ Address: 2910 S. Nebraska Ave.
   ◆ Address: 128 N. Lexington Ave.                                 ◆ Owner/Manager: Christine Klein                                                            Brass Ring                                        ◆ Address: 2217 W. 12th St. Ste. 3                              Ostrander said that the company has changed and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ◆ Owner/Manager: Kory Bumgardner
   ◆ Owner/Manager: Mike Grubbs                                     ◆ Employees: 5                                                          ◆ Address: 2201 Osborne Drive East                                    ◆ Employees: 4                                               experienced highs and lows, but one thing hasn’t
   ◆ Emplyees: 5                                                    ◆ Phone: 402-463-3962                                                                                                                         ◆ Phone: 402-462-6484
   ◆ Phone: 402-463-7781 or 1-800-422-4809                          ◆ Fax: 402-463-4476                                                                  Brenda & Co. Floral                                      ◆ Fax: 402-462-2444
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               changed — dedication to customer service. She said
   ◆ Fax: 402-463-7784                                              ◆ Services: Coatings for industrial application; water based                                                                                  ◆ E-mail: klbumgardnerdds@windstream.net                     that has allowed the company to sustain business for
   ◆ Founded: 1986                                                and non-hazardous                                                         ◆ Address; 316 N. Lincoln Ave.
                                                                                                                                            ◆ Owner/Manager: Rod and Brenda Breckner                              ◆ Services: General family denistry                          the past 75 years.
   ◆ Services: Automatic and standard transmissions, foreign                  Bob Sass Flowers, Inc.
and domestic, front and rear wheel drive, clutches, transfer                                                                                ◆ Employees: 4                                                               Bunker Hill Hunting Resort
cases, computer diagnostics and towing. Extended warranty             ◆ Address: 2618 W. Second St.                                         ◆ Phone: 402-462-5202                                                                                                                 “We like to focus on customer service, and making
                                                                                                                                            ◆ Founded: 1990                                                       ◆ Address: 30551 Road D
repairs welcome                                                       ◆ Owner/Manager: Amy Sass Hamburger and Dave
                                                                                                                                            ◆Services: Plants, flowers (fresh, silk), balloons, wire servic-      ◆ Phone: 402-726-2231                                        sure we accomplish things on time, no matter what
                                                                  Hamburger                                                                                                                                       ◆ Founded: 1999
                  Big Dally’s Deli                                    ◆ Employees: 8                                                   es                                                                                                                                      the project is,” Ostrander said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ◆ Services: Commercial hunting; waterfowl, big game,
  ◆ Address: 801 W. Second St.                                        ◆ Phone: 402-462-2179                                                   Brentwood Manor Apartments                                        quail, pheasant and chukar, hungarian Partridge                   Another thing which has allowed the company to
  ◆ Owner/Manger: Michael Bruns                                       ◆ E-mail: bobsassflowers@inebraska.com
  ◆ Employees: 9                                                      ◆ Founded: 1955                                                       ◆ Address: 602 Leisure Lane                                                              Burger King                               remain stable through the years is its employees.
  ◆ Phone: 402-463-7666                                               ◆ Services: Retail flowers, plants, gifts, custom dried and                       Brodkey’s Jewelers                                        ◆ Address: 618 S. Burlington Ave.                            Ostrander said that the average tenure of the compa-
  ◆ Founded: 1988                                                 silk arrangements and full-service weddings. Great selection of                                                                                 ◆ Owner/Manager: Kay Robbins
  ◆ Services: Sandwich delicatessen                               home decor accessories, lamps, wall art and prints, clocks                ◆ Address: 3609 Cimarron Plaza, Ste. 120                              ◆ Phone: 402-463-7945
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ny’s 20 current employees is more than 18 years.
                                                                                                                                            ◆ Phone: 402-462-4185                                                 ◆ Services: Fast food                                           “The employees’ experience is what makes
                  Big Dally’s Deli                                                   Body Harmony                                           ◆ Fax: 402-462-4673
  ◆ Address: 610 E. South St.                                       ◆ Address: 1148 Renae Lane                                              ◆ Services: Jewelry, watches, jewelry and watch repairs                              Please see 2010/page S9                       Cornhusker Press unique,” she said.




      Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co.
      of Hastings
           PROUDLY SERVING HASTINGS ANDTHE
            SURROUNDING AREA FOR 63 YEARS!




                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gibraltar Packaging has been a part of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hastings Community for over 53 years. During
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    this time our company has experienced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                tremendous growth, none of which would have
                                                                                                                                                                                                               been possible without the dedication and support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 of our people.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Now as a part of the larger Rosmar Packaging
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Corportation, we have additional opportunities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                and exposure to larger markets for continued
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  growth. We know that with the help of our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   employees, the possibilities are endless.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             To Our Employees:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                We would like to thank our employees for their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 continued support through a very trying, but
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 successful year. We look forward to the many
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   opportunities that 2010 brings and your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                commitment will ensure our continued success.

                                                                                                                                                                                                               Nebraska Folding Carton                                                          Nebraska Corrugated &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Division                                                                Laminated Carton Division
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2000 Summit Avenue                                                              1701 East South Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hastings, NE 68901                                                              Hastings, NE 68901
                                                                                                                                                                                                               North Carolina Division                                                        InterPack Industries Division
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 5465 NC Hwy 73 West                                                                5301 West Mohave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mount Gilead, NC 27306                                                              Phoenix, AZ 85043

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Phone: (402) 463-1366 • Website: www.gibpack.com • Fax: 402-463-2467
S8                     Business Outlook                                                                                                                                                                   HASTINGS TRIBUNE
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Friday, Feb. 5, 2010



Dutton-Lainson: Business utilizes its resources Buderus: Local business
Continued from page S2
   Employees were also cross
                                          Hermes is the grandson of
                                       Hal Lainson, the 97-year-old
                                                                             and we keep him abreast to
                                                                             what is going on,” Hermes
                                                                                                                    to make America better,” he
                                                                                                                    said referring to the WWII
                                                                                                                                                           explored from ground up
trained in different areas so          icon of the company who first         said. “And people love to hear         award. “It’s because of the qual-
everyone could help out and            became president in 1950. He          about him and see him. It’s a          ity of product and manufactur-         Continued from page S2             cess stories that can be found
be useful while at work.               served as chief executive officer     real family-oriented business.”        ing they pay attention to.”              In Business Outlook, we’re       on just about every street cor-
   And in March 2009, the              from 1960 to 1974.                        No matter how big the com-            In all the years he’s worked        going to take a look at each of    ner in Hastings.
                                          His son in-law and William’s       pany has become from its hum-          with the company’s leaders,            these companies and how they          Hopefully, some inspiration
management decided to freeze
                                                                                                                                                           grew “From the Ground Up.”         will come out of reading about
salaries for a year starting at the    father, Charles, took over as pres-   ble beginnings, Hermes said it’s       Haussler said he believes the                                             some of these success stories,
                                                                                                                                                             We’re also going to get to
top of the hierarchical ladder.        ident in 1974 and just gave the       always been a family business.         driving force of the company                                              the work the business
                                                                                                                                                           know some of the most suc-
Those salaries will be reviewed        position over to his son last year.      And Dee Haussler, executive         has been making quality prod-          cessful entrepreneurs in           founders put in, the ideas they
this year to consider any                 While Lainson doesn’t come         director of the Hastings Economic      ucts and Poppe agrees.                 Hastings. How did Bill and         had and the risks they took.
changes, Hermes said.                  around the business much any-         Development Corporation,                  “The stability is our               Tim Boyd get their start? What        While many people may be
   Some of that management             more, Hermes said his grandfa-        believes it’s those family values      strength,” Poppe said. “It’s the       about George Anderson, Eileen      struggling to pay their rent or
staff is also linked to the men        ther is still an important part of    that has helped keep the compa-        commitment and faith, the              Harman, Bob Allen, Neal Hoff       mortgage and put food on the
who started the company over           Dutton-Lainson.                       ny strong for so many years.           growing and improving that             and Paul and Scott Kreiger?        table because of the struggling
100 years ago.                            “It’s almost like his hobby           “I think they’ve really tried       help stabilize our future.”              What’s the story behind          economy, we can clearly see
                                                                                                                                                           these successful businessmen       that there is hope.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Instead of looking at the
Hogan’s: Local store expands services offered                                                                                                              and businesswomen?
                                                                                                                                                             We’re going to take a look at
                                                                                                                                                           each of these thriving entrepre-
                                                                                                                                                                                              economy and wondering
                                                                                                                                                                                              which business is going to
                                                                                                                                                                                              close next, perhaps we ought
                                                                                                                                                           neurs and how they were able
Continued from page S6                               “(The boosters) buy the stuff from us, and          “If the small towns around the area need          to build their respective busi-    to be looking at the economy
hosts its sign-ups inside the store.               we sell it for them and give them back the          something (sports related), we have it all          nesses “From the Ground Up.”       and the opportunities this tem-
  The store supports youth football and the        money,” Stickels said. “So, you don’t have to       the time,” Stickels said.                             Also, we’re going to look at     porary downturn can provide.
local baseball program.                            go to the school to buy (a school’s) sweatshirt.”     Stickels said the sporting goods store is look-   some of the risk-takers and the       That’s where the fourth and
  “The Hastings Baseball Program is a big            The store also provides services for small        ing forward to its next 50 years of business.       ideas that they had and decid-     final section of Business
part of our business,” Stickels said.              communities surrounding Hastings. The                 “We look forward to keep growing and              ed to build upon. Some of          Outlook comes in.
  Hogan’s also does screen printing for all        store provides a convenient option for              adding new things and new niches,” he               these ideas might have seemed         Whether you’re at a neigh-
                                                                                                                                                                                              borhood bar and grill, at a
three of the local high schools’ booster clubs.    organizations looking for sporting goods.           said.                                               crazy or a little far-fetched at
                                                                                                                                                                                              movie, having coffee with
                                                                                                                                                           the time, but just look at         coworkers or at the ball game,
                                                                                                                                                           where these people and busi-
Tribune: Newspaper hasn’t missed a publication                                                                                                             nesses are now!
                                                                                                                                                             Back when it first began,
                                                                                                                                                           who would have thought that
                                                                                                                                                                                              you’ve heard what people
                                                                                                                                                                                              want and need.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Do you have an idea as to
Continued from page S3                                Darran Fowler, the Tribune’s associate              And the public can trust that any infor-                                            how to fulfill those needs?
                                                                                                                                                           keno would be as big as it is         In Business Outlook, we’ve
   The Tribune staff worked throughout the         publisher, said the only thing that hasn’t          mation          that’s       posted        on       today in Hastings? Who             spoken with various leaders in
night to ensure that the paper would still be      changed over the years is the Tribune’s role        www.hastingstribune.com is as reliable as           would have thought those           Hastings and across the state
published on time.                                 in the community.                                   the information they read in the Hastings           keno dollars would play the        to uncover what options are
   Four years later, on April 25, 1934, a fire        “We’re here to inform, teach, serve as a         Tribune.                                            type of role in the Hastings       available for someone who
broke out in the Tribune building and raged        public forum for discussion, be a watchdog,            “We always do our own work,” Fowler              community that they do?            might be interested in starting
for hours. Almost every machine in the             serve as a record of history and promote prod-      said. “We don’t rely on others to do it and           Mike Nevrivy did, that’s who.    a new business.
plant was broken, but the Tribune staff still      ucts and services” he said. “We’re all about        pass it on as our own. We make our own                Who would have ever                 What advice can current busi-
found a way to put out an issue.                   community journalism — that’s our bread             phone calls, attend meetings, do our own            thought a small sandwich           ness owners give to someone
   The Hastings Tribune has become the             and butter. Nobody does it better or more           research and reporting and always cite our          shop could turn into a down-       who might be looking to break
only newspaper in Adams County, and the            thorough than the community newspaper.”             sources.                                            town staple?                       in a new business or follow up
Tribland coverage area stretches into 11              While some large newspapers across the              “That speaks volumes about the credibili-          Michael Bruns did, that’s who.   on an idea? What resources are
counties in Nebraska and two in Kansas.            country are struggling today, Fowler said           ty of newspapers and their Web sites.”                There’s similar stories behind   available for help or to provide
                                                                                                                                                           the Spady dealerships, Kerr        aid? What do you need to do,
   Technology has always created changes           that small dailies and weeklies are doing              Fowler said the Hastings Tribune will con-
                                                                                                                                                           Chevrolet, the Back Alley          to get your business going or to
in the newspaper business over the years —         fine because they are a valuable resource for       tinue to build on the excellence that Breede        Bakery, the Blue Moon, the         follow up on your idea?
from linotype to offset printing, from paste       local information.                                  started, which has been continued under             Climate clothing store, The           How, can you build your
up to desktop publishing, from darkrooms              “It’s a great time to be in the newspaper        the Seaton family. Don Seaton, son of Fred,         Barn. This section aims to         dream or your business or
and film developing to digital cameras.            business, because we are no longer ham-             is the publisher.                                   explore the development of         how can you provide assis-
   Now, it’s the Internet.                         strung by the 24-hour newscycle,” he said.             Today, the Tribune offers four commercial        those companies “From the          tance to someone else to help
   The Tribune was the first newspaper in          “Because of the Internet, we now have the           and informational products — Hastings               Ground Up” — how those com-        them build their business
the state to be available on the Internet, and     capability to break a story or provide impor-       Tribune,          Tribune           e-edition,      panies grew from a single idea     “From the Ground Up?”
it also was the first newspaper to offer an e-     tant or critical information to the public at       www.hastingstribune.com and Hastings                to become what they are today.
edition.                                           any time of day.”                                   Tribune Encore.                                       Of course, there’s numerous        Erik Buderus is the Online edi-
                                                                                                                                                           success stories that we could      tor and business editor for the
                                                                                                                                                           have used to put together this
Big G: Company evolves to meet customer’s needs                                                                                                            section. But these are just a
                                                                                                                                                           sampling of some of the suc-
                                                                                                                                                                                              Tribune. He can be reached at
                                                                                                                                                                                              402-461-1272 or
                                                                                                                                                                                              ebuderus@hastingstribune.com.
Continued from page S6                             adapt. That’s what’s led to so many of the          — adding a truck and trailer rental section
  “Probably the highest point for the              changes and contributed to the fact, he             to the hardware store.
company was the move to our current                said, that the company has never experi-               “The key is being able to give customers
location,” Foote said. “It allowed us to get       enced a true low point in the past 80 years.        the service they want,” Foote said.
into the lumber side of business. The lum-           “We never saw a downward trend                       Big G’s service has kept multiple genera-
ber complemented the hardware busi-                because we kept growing and expanding all           tions of customers returning, he said.
ness.”                                             of the time,” Foote said.                              “People have been very faithful to us for
  Foote also said that one of the strong             An example of that happened in 2009               several generations,” Foote said. “We truly
points of the business has been its ability to     when, once again, Big G Ace made a change           appreciate them, too.”




        HASTINGS FAMILY PRACTICE PC
                                       Celebrating Over 30 Years Of Service
                                                                       Specializing In Family Care
   Michael E. Johnson, M.D.                                                     Including                                                                                                        Fred D. Catlett, M.D.

                                                                       General Medicine, Obstetrics,
                                                                        Gynecology And Pediatrics
                                                                     606 N. Minnesota Avenue • Hastings, Nebraska
                                      Phyllis S. Salyards, M.D.                           (402) 463-6781                                                           Harry E. Salyards, M.D.
HASTINGS TRIBUNE
Friday, Feb. 5, 2010                                                                                                                Business Outlook                                                                                                                                                                                                                          S9

                                                                                                 2010: Business directory
Continued from page S7                                           ◆ Employees: 5                                                    Center for Healing and Change                                   Central Nebraska Equipment                                   Charter West Mortgage Center                                council
                                                                 ◆ Phone: 402-462-8750                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ◆ Employees: 350
        Burger King North                                        ◆ E-mail: czarssalonandspa@charter.net                            ◆ Address: 223 E. 14th St., Ste. 3                           ◆ Address: 2107 N. Lincoln Ave.                                 ◆ Address: 704 East Side Blvd.                                ◆ Phone: 402-461-2318
                                                                 ◆ Founded: 2007                                                   ◆ Owner/Manager: Sarah E. Fruehling and Jon C.               ◆ Owner/Manager: Tom and Todd Balfour                           ◆ Owner/Manager: Roberta Reed                                 ◆ Fax: 402-461-2323         .
  ◆ Address: 927 W. 14th St.                                                                                                                                                                    ◆ Employees: 4                                                  ◆ Employees: 5
  ◆ Owner/Manager: Mike Braun                                    ◆ Services: Full service salon and spa, offering all hair      Loetterle, partners                                                                                                                                                                           ◆ Web site: www.cityofhastings.org
                                                              care services, manicures, artificial nail enhancements,              ◆ Employees: 2                                               ◆ Phone: 402-462-2790 or 800-548-2990                           ◆ Phone: 402-462-4662                                         ◆ Founded: 1872
  ◆ Employees: 45                                                                                                                  ◆ Phone: 402-463-3640                                        ◆ Fax: 402-462-4212                                             ◆ Fax: 308-389-4644
  ◆ Phone: 402-463-1388                                       pedicures, waxing, facials, and massage                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ◆ Services: Municipal government
                                                                                                                                   ◆ Fax: 402-463-3677                                          ◆ E-mail/Web site: cne@inebraska.com                            ◆ E-mail: rreed@charterwest.com
  ◆ Founded: 1997                                                               Calico Cottage                                     ◆ Founded: 2003                                              ◆ Founded: 1997                                                 ◆ Founded: 1997                                                               City Slickers
  ◆ Services: Fast food                                                                                                            ◆ Services: Mental health counseling center for family,      ◆ Services: Automotive shop equipment                           ◆ Services: Home loans
                                                                 ◆ Address: 731 W. Second St.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ◆ Address: 238 N. Lincoln Ave.
       Burlington Barber Stylists                                ◆ Owner/Manager: Sue Brown                                     individual and relationship counseling
                                                                                                                                                                                               Central Nebraska Neurology, PC                                   Chauteau Imperial Townhomes                                   ◆ Employees: 3
   ◆ Address: 300 S. Burlington Ave.                             ◆ Employees: 2                                                        Centra Chemical Services                                                                                                                                                               ◆ Phone: 402-483-3626
   ◆ Owner/Manager: Tom Johnson                                  ◆ Phone: 402-463-6767                                                                                                           ◆ Address: 2727 W. Second St. Ste. 340                               and Apartments                                          ◆ Founded: 1995
                                                                 ◆ E-mail: calicocottage@windstream.net                           ◆ Address: 906 W. First St.                                    ◆ Owner/Manager: Lorraine Edwards                                                                                            ◆ Service: Full-service family hair salon
   ◆ Phone: 402-463-6644                                                                                                          ◆ Owner/Manager: Paul Bergman, Vicki Bergman and               ◆ Employees: 9                                                 ◆ Address: 3030 Parklane Drive No. 8
   ◆ Founded: 1960                                               ◆ Founded: 1986                                                                                                                                                                                ◆ Owner/Manager: Jeff Hodson
                                                                 ◆ Services: 100 percent cotton fabric, patterns, books,        Beau Bergman                                                     ◆ Phone: 402-463-1250                                                                                                             CJ’s Plumbing & Pumping
   ◆ Services: Family haircare and professional haircare                                                                          ◆ Employees: 3                                                 ◆ Fax: 402-463-1461                                            ◆ Employees: 2
products                                                      quilting notions and classes, machine quiliting service                                                                                                                                           ◆ Phone: 402-463-4111                                          ◆ Address: 2504 W. Sixth St.
                                                                                                                                  ◆ Phone: 402-463-6266                                          ◆ Web site: www.centralnebraskaneurology.com                                                                                  ◆ Owner/Manager: Dave Nicol
                                                                                        Carlot                                    ◆ Founded: 1975                                                ◆ Founded: 1996                                                ◆ Fax: 402-463-4122
          Burlington Crosier, LLC                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ◆ E-mail: chateauimperial@alexanderforrest.com                 ◆ Phone: 402-462-4931
                                                                ◆ Address: 811 E. South St.                                       ◆ Services: Wholesale chemical; sales to golf courses,         ◆ Services: Neurology services, electrodiagnostic test-                                                                       ◆ Founded: 2000
  ◆ Address: 747 N. Burlington Ave. Ste. 200                                                                                    schools, government (city, state, and local), cemeterys,      ing, infusion center, brain-stimulator management                 ◆ Founded: 2008
                                                                ◆ Owner/Manager: Gary Bruce                                                                                                                                                                     ◆ Services: Rentals                                            ◆ Services: Plumbing: new construction, remodels,
            Burlington Express/                                    Carmichael Construction Co.
                                                                                                                                sod farms, lawn care, and medical facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Central Nebraska Oral Surgery                                                                                              repairs, sewer camera, sewer cleaning, drain cleaning,
              Ampride North                                                                                                           Central Community College                                                                                                        Chief Ethanol Fuels Inc.                             water services, septic tank pumping
                                                                ◆ Address: 1012 W. 18th St.                                                                                                      ◆ Address: 715 N. Kansas Ave., Ste. 207
                                                                                                                                  ◆ Owner/Manager: William Hitesman                              ◆ Owner/Manager: Dr. John Coover                               ◆ Address: 4225 East South St.                                                     Claire’s
  ◆ Address: 1414 N. Burlington Ave.                            ◆ Owner/Manager: Dale Hamburger and John                                                                                                                                                        ◆ Owner/Manager: Duane Kristensen
  ◆ Owner/Manager: CPI                                        Hamburger                                                           ◆ Employees: 160                                               ◆ Employees: 3                                                                                                               ◆ Address: 3606 Cimarron Plz.
                                                                                                                                  ◆ Phone: 402-461-2400                                          ◆ Phone: 402-463-3005                                          ◆ Employees: 65
  ◆ Employees: 20                                               ◆ Employees: 30                                                                                                                                                                                 ◆ Phone: 402-463-6885
  ◆ Phone: 402-461-4911                                         ◆ Phone: 402-463-1353                                             ◆ Fax: 402-461-2454                                            ◆ Fax: 402-463-3055                                                                                                                               Climate
                                                                                                                                  ◆ E-mail: bhitesman@cccneb.edu                                 ◆ E-mail: cnosa@inebraska.com                                  ◆ Fax: 402-462-9931
  ◆ Fax: 402-461-4918                                           ◆ Fax: 402-463-4057                                                                                                                                                                             ◆ Founded: 1985                                               ◆ Address: 537 W. Second St. Ste. 102
  ◆ Founded: 1996                                               ◆ Web site: www.carmichaelconstruction.com                        ◆ Web site: www.cccneb.edu                                     ◆ Founded: 1965                                                                                                              ◆ Owner/Manager: Jason and Alex Schreiner
                                                                                                                                  ◆ Founded: 1966                                                ◆ Services: Oral and maxillofacial surgery, special inter-     ◆ Services: Fuel grade ethanol and distillers grain, corn
  ◆ Services: Convenience store, food court, car wash           ◆ Founded: 1943                                                                                                                                                                               purchaser                                                       ◆ Employees: 6
                                                                ◆ Services; General contractor                                    ◆ Services: Two-year public community college               est in anesthesia and pain control                                                                                              ◆ Phone: 402-460-4714
            Burlington Northern                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Children & Adolescent Clinic, P.C.                             ◆ Fax: 402-460-4716
                                                                         Casey’s General Store                                        Central Community College                                  Central Nebraska Orthopedics
             Santa Fe Railroad                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ◆ Address: 2115 N. Kansas Ave.                               ◆ Web site: www.climateapparal.com
  ◆ Address: 1010 W. South St.
                                                                ◆ Address: 810 W. 16th St.                                                    Foundation                                             and Sports Medicine                                         ◆ Owner/Manager: Dr. Ken Zoucha, Dr. Shade Whalen            ◆ Founded: 2009
                                                                ◆ Services: Gas and groceries                                      ◆ Address: 2727 W. Second St., No. 211                       ◆ Address: 223 E. 14th St., No. 250                              ◆ Employees: 20                                              ◆ Services: Fashion clothing and accesories
  ◆ Phone: 402-460-2300
  ◆ Fax: 402-460-2318                                                    Casey’s General Store                                     ◆ Owner/Manager: Dean Moors                                  ◆ Employees: 6                                                   ◆ Phone: 402-463-6828                                         Clock Tower Investments LLC
  ◆ Founded: 1872                                                                                                                  ◆ Employees: 4                                               ◆ Phone: 402-462-4241                                            ◆ Fax: 402-463-4767
  ◆ Services: Railroad; freight                                 ◆ Address: 1725 W. Second St.                                      ◆ Phone: 402-462-4000                                        ◆ Fax: 402-462-4243                                              ◆ Founded: 1977                                              ◆ Address: 123 N. Lexington Ave.
                                                                         Casey’s General Store                                     ◆ Fax: 402-463-5535                                          ◆ Web site: www.cnorthopedics.com                                ◆ Services: Pediatric care and behavioral health clinic                       Coin Center
       Burlington Village Laundry                                                                                                  ◆ E-mail/Web site: dmoors@cccneb.edu                         ◆ Founded: 1972                                               for children and adolescents
              and Tanning                                       ◆ Address: 406 S. Elm Ave.                                         ◆ Founded: 1989                                              ◆ Services: Orthopedic Surgeons                                                                                                ◆ Address: 115 N. Denver Ave.
                                                                                                                                   ◆ Services: Solicits and provides support for students,                                                                            Children’s Ark Preschool                                 ◆ Owner: Ken Fisk
   ◆ Address: 208 S. Burlington Ste. 116                                           Cash & Go                                    faculty and programs at Central Community College             Central Truck and Irrigation, LLC                                             and Daycare                                        ◆ Phone: 402-462-6467
   ◆ Owner/Manager: Chuck and Mona Damico, owners;              ◆ Address: 303 N. Burlington Ave.                                                                                               ◆ Address: 200 W. J St.                                                                                                        ◆ Founded: 1989
Kelly Olson, manager                                                                                                                         Central Counselors                                 ◆ Owner/Manager: Rodney Timm                                    ◆ Address: 705 E. D St.                                        ◆ Services: Rare coins and paper money, metals,
   ◆ Employees: 5                                                         Cash-Wa Distribution                                     ◆ Address: 715 N. Kansas Ave., No. 207 Medical               ◆ Employees: 12                                                 ◆ Owner/Manager: Stacy Kerr                                 tokens; buy or sell, gold and silver bullion
   ◆ Phone: 402-462-8122                                         ◆ Address: 1419 Pershing Rd.                                                                                                   ◆ Phone: 402-462-2966                                           ◆ Did business return Outlook form: Yes
   ◆ Founded: 2003                                               ◆ Owner/Manager: Matt Rossen
                                                                                                                                Services
                                                                                                                                                                                                ◆ E-mail: centraltruck@windstream.net
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Coldwell Banker/
   ◆ Services: 42 washers and 30 dryers, dry cleaning
                                                                                                                                   ◆ Owner/Manager: John A. Coover, M.S.                                                                                                Children’s Museum
                                                                 ◆ Employees: 500                                                  ◆ Employees: 2                                               ◆ Founded: 2003                                                                                                                    Town and Country Realty
and laundry services and three tanning beds. Customers           ◆ Phone: 402-461-4075                                             ◆ Phone: 402-463-3005                                        ◆ Services: Irrigations sales and services                          of South Central Nebraska
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ◆ Address: 700 East Side Blvd.
can also take advantage of the arcade, televisions, vending      ◆ Fax: 402-461-4075                                               ◆ Fax: 402-463-3055                                                                                                           ◆ Address: 3001 W. 12th St. Ste. 18                          ◆ Owner/Manager: Gretchen Esch
machines and internet connections.                               ◆ E-mail/Web site: mattr@cashwa.com                               ◆ E-mail: cnosa@inebraska.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Central Valley Rentals                                  ◆ Owner/Manager: Deb Bosle                                   ◆ Employees: 11
   Business Improvement District                                 ◆ Founded: 1994                                                   ◆ Founded: 1997                                               ◆ Address: 919 S. Burlington Ave.                               ◆ Employees: 3                                               ◆ Phone: 402-463-4591
                                                                 ◆ Services: A full-line, full service food distribution com-      ◆ Services:Individual and family counseling, special          ◆ Owner/Manager: Darwin Buscher                                 ◆ Phone: 402-463-3300                                        ◆ Fax: 402-463-2654
   ◆ Address: 301 S. Burlington Ave. Ste. 100                 pany servicing C-stores to all food service accounts includ-      interest in depression and anxiety in the elderly and mili-      ◆ Employees: 2                                                  ◆ E-mail/Web site: dbosle@cmocn.org                          ◆ E-mail: gesch@housinghastings.com
   ◆ Owner/Manager: Randy Chick                               ing schools and healthcare                                        tary veterans                                                    ◆ Phone: 402-463-0548                                           ◆ Services: Educational hands-on exhibits and child          ◆ Founded: 1962
   ◆ Phone: 402-461-8415                                                                                                                                                                         ◆ Founded: 1980                                              interaction and learning
   ◆ Fax: 402-462-8202                                          Catholic Social Services Divine                                        Central Dental Group, P.C.                                ◆ Services: Rental and sales of tools and equipment;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ◆ Services: Real estate
   ◆ Web site: www.hastingsdowntown.com                          Mercy Counseling Services                                        ◆ Address: 515 W. Ninth St.                                 self-storage units
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Children’s Rehab Center                                  College View Assisted Living
   ◆ Founded: 1986                                                                                                                ◆ Owner/Manager: Drs. Alan Robertson, Ann Heckman,                                                                            ◆ Address: 835 S. Burlington Ave. Ste. 110                     ◆ Address: 1100 N. Sixth Ave.
   ◆ Services: Oversees the promotion, design, manti-           ◆ Address: 223 E. 14th St., No. 10                                                                                                Champion Homes of Hastings
                                                                ◆ Phone: 402-463-1119                                           Nathan Thompson and Paul Holm                                                                                                   ◆ Owner/Manager: Grand Island Physical Therapy                 ◆ Owner/Manager: Heritage Management Services,
nence, appearance, and economic restructuring of the cen-                                                                         ◆ Employees: 11                                               ◆ Address: 602 South Wabash Ave.                                ◆ Employees: 11                                             Inc.
tral business district                                                 CC LTD Secure Storage                                      ◆ Phone: 402-463-0625                                         ◆ Owner/Manager: Gary Barrera                                   ◆ Phone: 402-463-2077                                          ◆ Employees: 72
                                                                                                                                  ◆ Founded: 1947                                               ◆ Employees: 13                                                 ◆ Fax: 402-463-2062                                            ◆ Phone: 402-462-6264
       Business World Products                                              of Hastings                                           ◆ Services: Family dentistry                                  ◆ Phone: 402-463-6021                                           ◆ E-mail: childrensrehabcenter.com                             ◆ Fax: 402-461-2832
           of Hastings, Inc.                                     ◆ Address: 1012 W. 18th St.                                                                                                    ◆ Fax: 402-463-7011                                             ◆ Founded: 2006                                                ◆ Web site: www.collegeviewhastings.com
                                                                 ◆ Employees: 2                                                     Central Logistic Services Inc.                              ◆ E-mail: championhomes2009@charter.net                         ◆ Services: Rehab services                                     ◆ Founded: 2006
   ◆ Address: 634 W. Second St.                                  ◆ Phone: 402-463-1354                                             ◆ Address: 1850 Centennial Ave.                              ◆ Founded: 2000                                                 Chris’ Car Wash and Quik Lube                                  ◆ Services: Assisted living
   ◆ Owner/Manager: Mike Schmidt and Mike Florek                 ◆ Fax: 402-463-4057                                               ◆ Owner/Manager: Michael McConnell                           ◆ Services: Mental health, assisted living residential
   ◆ Employees: 13                                               ◆ E-mail: ashurigar@yahoo.com                                                                                                                                                                  ◆ Address: 907 S. Burlington Ave.                                        Come & Get It BBQ
   ◆ Phone: 402-463-9660                                                                                                           ◆ Employees: 7                                             home for adult individuals with mental disabilities
                                                                 ◆ Services: 5-by-10, 10-by-10, 10-by-20 secure storage            ◆ Phone: 402-461-3775                                                                                                        ◆ Phone: 402-463-6184
   ◆ Fax: 402-463-9712                                                                                                                                                                                Charter Communications                                    ◆ Services: Car washes, gas and oil changes                    ◆ Address: 2604 W. Second St.
                                                              units                                                                ◆ Fax: 402-461-3955                                                                                                                                                                         ◆ Owner/Manager: Mike Mawby and Diane Mawby
   ◆ E-mail: mschmidt@bwphastings.com
                                                                   CDS Group International LLC                                     ◆ Founded: 1996                                               ◆ Address: 2303 W. Second St.                                     Christenson Carpet Cleaning                                 ◆ Employees: 14
   ◆ Founded: 1977
                                                                                                                                   ◆ Services: Logistic management, warehousing and              ◆ Owner/Manager: Rex Buettgenbach                                                                                             ◆ Phone: 402-461-4227
   ◆ Services: Retail office products, promotional market-      ◆ Address: 200 N. Burlington Ave., Ste. 250                                                                                      ◆ Employees: 10                                                ◆ Address: 2900 Lake Park Ln.
                                                                                                                                transportation                                                                                                                                                                                 ◆ Fax: 402-461-4228
ing products, business apparel                                  ◆ Owner/Manager: Steve Einsel                                                                                                    ◆ Phone: 308-698-1700                                                                                                         ◆ E-mail: comeandgetitbbq@windstream.net
                                                                ◆ Phone: 402-462-9966                                                         Central Nebraska                                                                                                           City Iron & Metal Co.
      Buy Right Truck Sales Inc.                                                                                                                                                                 ◆ Fax: 402-462-4350                                                                                                           ◆ Founded: 2008
                                                                          Celebrate Balloonery                                                Automotive Repair                                  ◆ Services: Cable television, HDTV, high-speed Internet,                    (CIMCO, INC.)                                     ◆ Services: Hickory smoked meats ranging from
   ◆ Address: 9135 Osborne Drive W.                                                                                                                                                           telephone                                                          ◆ Address: 200 S. Burlington Ave.                          brisket, pork, chicken, ribs, bratwurst and soups, home-
   ◆ Owner/Manager: Rodney Bruntz                               ◆ Address: 2019 W. 7th St.; 1334 W. 4th St.                       ◆ Address: 1611 N. Hastings Ave.                                                                                               ◆ Owner/Manager: Charles A. Rosenberg, David               made cheesecake, ice cream. Make alll BBQ sauces in
   ◆ Employees: 4                                               ◆ Owner/Manager: Sherri Petterson                                 ◆ Owner/Manager: Jerry Hull, Robert Albers                               Charter Title                                      Rosenberg                                                     house, catering
   ◆ Phone: 402-463-8737                                        ◆ Phone: 402-463-3929, 402-463-1942                               ◆ Phone: 402-462-8084                                                                                                          ◆ Employees: 10
   ◆ Fax: 402-463-8739                                                                                                            ◆ Founded: 1997
                                                                                                                                                                                                     and Escrow Services, Inc.                                                                                                                 Comfort Inn
                                                                       Centennial Plastics LLC                                                                                                                                                                   ◆ Phone: 402-462-6016
   ◆ Services: Big truck sales, trailer sales, new and used                                                                                                                                       ◆ Address: 747 N. Burlington Ave., No. 208                     ◆ Fax: 402-462-6096                                          ◆ Address: 2903 Osborne Drive West
truck and trailer parts, full service and repair shop           ◆ Address: 1830 Centennial Ave.
                                                                                                                                Central Nebraska Collections, LLC                                 ◆ Owner/Manager: Daniel J. Wiebe                               ◆ E-mail: ci85353@windstream.net                             ◆ Owner/Manager: Jack Crowley and Larry Schnase
                                                                ◆ Owner/Manager: G. Peter Konen                                   ◆ Address: 237 N. St. Joseph                                    ◆ Employees: 3                                                 ◆ Founded: 1914                                              ◆ Employees: 15
            BV Laundry Express                                  ◆ Employees: 100                                                  ◆ Owner/Manager: Bob Parker and Les Seiler                      ◆ Phone: 402-463-6788                                          ◆ Services: Scrap metal; recycling; new and used steel       ◆ Phone: 402-463-5252
  ◆ Address: 4103 Osborne Drive W.                              ◆ Phone: 402-462-2227                                             ◆ Employees: 3                                                  ◆ Fax: 402-462-9116                                         sales                                                           ◆ Fax: 402-463-5023
                                                                ◆ Fax: 402-462-5529                                               ◆ Phone: 402-463-8600                                           ◆ E-mail: dwiebe@windstream.net                                                                                             ◆ Founded: 1996
           C’zars Salon and Spa                                 ◆ E-mail: pkonen@centennialplastics.com                           ◆ Fax: 402-463-8601                                             ◆ Founded: 1994                                                             City of Hastings                                ◆ Services: Lodging
  ◆ Address: 714 Eastside Blvd.                                 ◆ Founded: 2001                                                   ◆ E-mail: connie@centralnebraskacollections.com                 ◆Services: Title insurance, Escrow closing services,          ◆ Address: 220 N. Hastings Ave.
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Bruckman: Diversity, experience define success of local company
Continued from page S1                            more foreign customers and evolved from           get it.
   Advertising will play a key role in            open mill mixing — which relied on an               “They don’t understand that manufac-
recruiting new business for the company           operator doing it — to an internal mixing         turing is the real driving force in our econ-
in 2010, Schreiner said. This month, the          computer. We made the plant a lot cleaner,        omy. They’re driving these jobs overseas by
company is working to secure a deal with a        and that was a big plus.”                         driving the costs out of proportion with
Japanese company to manufacture air                   Schreiner believes government inter-          the rest of the world. In my opinion,
springs for subway cars.                          vention will dictate the future of manu-          they’re so darn busy running for office as
   The expansion of the global market has         facturing in America, for better or for           soon as they get into office that they don’t
played a key role in the company’s suc-           worse. His concern is that several federal        even worry about what’s going on in our
cess during the last two decades. Adding          and state bills currently being debated           country.”
new capabilities to its arsenal has enabled       would do much more harm than good if                Nevertheless, he said he expects
it to strike up business relationships with       passed.                                           Bruckman to rise above whatever chal-
businesses throughout Asia, India, and                “It’s very difficult to plan for the future   lenges it encounters and remain a pivotal
Mexico.                                           when we don’t know what kind of a cli-            player in rubber manufacturing industry
   “When I first started here, our main cus-      mate we’re going to be in for business,           for another 50 years at least.
tomer base was agriculture,” Tebbe said.          both federally and with state laws and              “We’re going to do well no matter
“We ran a lot of irrigation gaskets. That         regulations,” he said. “Things like this          what,” he said. “We’ve gone through these
was our strong suit until the early 1980s.        card check law, our health insurance,             types of things before. Sure, it was painful,
   “Then we started moving into other             energy taxes, and OSHA hiring more                but generally those who survive come out                                                       BRENT McCOWN/Tribune
fields and got more technical in the 1990s        inspectors to increase fines on companies         of it a better company. That’s certainly our     Neil Everson pulls rubber strips apart before putting them in a
and 2000s. We started branching out to            ... our government just doesn’t seem to           intention.”                                      compression press at Bruckman Rubber Jan. 14.


Committee: Entrepreneurs now the focus MLMH: Hospital keeps growing
Continued from page S1                     Schreiner, who used his experience         tial. It can be presented in a one-on-      Continued from page S5                          physically, but it has also continued to
   In the past couple of months, the       while working at The Buckle to             one manner rather than speaking to          the facility, admissions area and enhance       grow its role within the community, too.
committee also put the finishing           recently opened up Climate, as well        the committee as a whole.                   patient-care floors.                               “Mary Lanning is an integral part of
touches on a new Web site —                as other success stories in Hastings          “Hastings has done it before and            “The project will conclude in approxi-       the community,” Brandt said. “We see
www.thehword.com.                          such as the Blue Moon coffeehouse,         Hastings can do it again,” Eckert said.     mately 2011 or 2012,” Brandt said. “There       our mission and our role as being a com-
   “We’ve got the outbound recruit-        the Back Alley Bakery to illustrate        “What we’re finding is well, for            will be additional components, though,          munity resource for education, training,
ing thing going, and we’ve got the H-      how local entrepreneurs can make           example, there’s this great culinary        that will take us up to the 100-year mark.”     student nurses, care and also as being a
word going,” Buchholz said. “The           things happen.                             program out at Central Community               The facility also opened an expanded         partner to our community.”
next step is to find people with good         “Jason decides to take the jump         College. The law of numbers says            cancer center in January 2006. The                 As part of that community role, the
ideas, some experience, and create an      and open Climate, because The              there’s X-number of those people            Morrison Cancer Center is a separate,           hospital hosts a number of health fairs
opportunity to bring some people           Buckle closed and we needed a youth        who will be entrepreneurs who               free-standing facility on the Mary              and health screenings.
back to town who have had some             clothing store,” Buchholz said. “So        would like to set up a business in          Lanning campus.                                    “We like to play an active role in the
experience as an assistant manager or                                                 Hastings. Or, it will be that kind of          “It is a very advanced, patient-friendly     community,” Brandt said. “Many of our
                                           here’s another one of those entrepre-
whatever and create an opportunity                                                    person who was a general manager            facility,” Brandt said. “You can receive com-   staff are encouraged to participate with-
for them to start a business.              neurs who had a lot of experience at
                                           The Buckle who came back here and          for somebody who owned some-                prehensive cancer care in one location.”        in the community. We like to have a
   “Entrepreneurship is really what                                                   thing and now they’ve got enough               The hospital has continued to grow           strong tie to our community.”
we’re looking for. It’s certainly possi-   is taking a flier and opened a store.
                                                                                      wherewithal that they want to break
ble that we can have an Applebee’s            “I think people are starting to see
                                                                                      out on their own, but maybe we
type experience without having that
name above the door.”
                                           the value in doing something differ-
                                           ent. This town has always been about
                                                                                      need to match them up with some-
                                                                                      one with expertise or someone with
                                                                                                                                  Borley: Business celebrates milestone
   It’s an active process that the com-    that. We were the first to have a Blue     local money,” Eckert said.
mittee is taking part in, which takes      Moon. We’ve got the Back Alley                Buchholz echoed Eckert’s com-            Continued from page S2                          someone can do for themselves,” Bauder
time, Eckert and Buchholz said.            Bakery, and the OK Cafe is the place       ments.                                        Bauder said the company appreciates           said. “The public can’t walk up to an
   “It takes a long time for somebody      for Nebraska-grown products. So               “I think what the committee is try-      the community.                                  80,000-pound machine and get it from
to make the decision to put sticks in      everybody is trying to find their niche.   ing to become is a pivot point for            “The business is here because of the          point A to point B.”
the ground and make something              In Hastings, it’s about niches. The        inquiries,” he said. “If somebody           community,” he said. “We’re not one to            Moving large equipment and machin-
happen,” Buchholz said. “We need           community is used to being, I guess, a     comes in and wants to do a restau-          go outside (the community for business)         ery takes planning and work. Borley
to somehow find or extract the             little bit renegade in that way.”          rant, we can tell them where to begin,      when there are resources here.”                 Moving and Storage won’t do a job if it
opportunities that exist in town, the         The committee has one scheduled         what money might be available and             The company has also provided assis-          can’t do it right, either, Bauder said.
talent that exists in town and match-      meeting each month at the Chamber          things like that. So, we’re kind of a       tance to Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital           It’s the company’s employees who
up people who have the vision, the         office, 301 S. Burlington Ave., and to     response team in that regard.”              during the hospital’s expansive Century         make it all possible, he said.
passion to do something with the           help fuel its directed vision it is           Eckert may be reached at 308-236-        Project. Borley Moving and Storage                “It is the people,” Bauder said. “The
people who have the money and the          encouraging anyone with any idea           9900, Buchholz at 462-6226 or               worked with the hospital to transport           dedication they have to quality service,
management expertise to actually           for an establishment to approach the       Chamber president Tom Hastings              medical equipment into the recently com-        and putting people in the forefront of
make it successful.”                       committee about it. The individual         may be reached at the Chamber               pleted south wing of the of the project.        our service. We won’t do a job unless we
   Eckert and Buchholz cited Jason         and the idea will be kept confiden-        office at 461-8400.                           “Household moving is something                can do it right.”




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T-L: Company handles agriculture crisis
Continued from page S4                       pumps,” he said. “Most of the irriga-
down, we were able to react in time,”        tion at that time was coming off of
Soderquist said. “A lot of the compa-        canals. You just grow with how it
nies, they couldn’t react, they went         turns out and do the best you can.”
under.”                                         Jim’s brother Dave Thom, 55, vice
   Jim Thom, 49, youngest son of T-L         president of sales, also started there in
founder LeRoy Thom, is the compa-            1977.
ny’s vice president of finance.                 “He (LeRoy) would have had the
   “That would be due to LeRoy’s con-        entrepreneur spirit to really, basically
servative nature,” Jim said. “He’s not       start it out from nothing and build it
aggressive taking risk. But, he’s an         up,” Jim said. “Dave and me have just
entrepreneur and he wants to take            pushed it down the road a little fur-
responsible risks.”                          ther since then.”
   The fact that T-L is full of long-time       Early on, LeRoy said there wasn’t
employees is “a major contributing           that much demand for irrigation since
factor” to the business’s success as         it was so new. So T-L diversified into                                                                                                                        AMY ROH/Tribune
well, Jim said.                              off-line machinery such as the manu-
   “It’s everything,” Jim said. “Your                                                                                                    Elbert Aufdenkamp assembles an electronic governor while working at
                                             facture of Habco Grain Dryers.
customers are a big part of your com-                                                                                                    Industrial-Irrigation Services Jan. 21.
                                                The years 1959, 1960 and 1961
                                                                                                                  AMY ROH/Tribune
pany. You’re not going to have those         were “real slow,” he said.
unless you have good employees
making good equipment.”
                                                That’s also how Jim describes busi-
                                             ness in the 1980s.
                                                                                         Jeff Ramirez works at a hydraulic
                                                                                         tank assembly station Jan. 14 at T-L            Industrial: Engines the driving force
   Of the 30 or so people who work in           “It was slow,” he said. “I can           Irrigation.
                                                                                                                                         Continued from page S3                      into people and business,” Hunter
the T-L office eight or nine have            remember almost if you got one pivot        his own and make his own purchas-                  “You look out after your customers       said. “And I think he’s gotten better
worked there since 1977 — when Jim           order it was exciting,” he said. “Our       ing decisions,” Jim said.                       and they’ll keep coming back to you.        over the years.”
started with the company — and all           sales dipped down to 20 percent of             Jim said he foresees the company             It’s not always necessarily about price.       Jack has expanded Industrial-
but four have been there at least 10         what they are now. It was hard times.”      remaining steady in the years to                Add value to the product — that’s           Irrigation, and Justin is doing a good
years.                                          T-L hasn’t made dryers since the         come.                                           what keeps people coming back to            job helping him run it, Hunter said.
   “We’ve had good long-term employ-         70s, but about 10 to 15 percent of the         “I think we’ll continue in the same          us,” he said. “In the irrigation market        Speaking several years ago with Jerri
ees,” Jim said. “We’re kind of in cyclical   company’s output continues to be gal-       business,” he said. “We’ve built up             and industrial market, we’ve always         Reher Haussler, author of the book
business but our core base of employees      vanizing equipment for other busi-          long-term relationships with cus-               been known for producing some of            “Entrepreneurs of Hastings,” Jack gave
has been around a long time.”                nesses. T-L acquired its own galvaniz-      tomers throughout the world. We                 the nicest packages around.”                advice to would-be entrepreneurs.
   LeRoy Thom, along with business           ing plant in 1976.                          have a loyal client base. We’re going              Industrial-Irrigation did begin to          “Don’t be impatient or expect too
partner J.G. Love, started T-L                  The factory is already there, galva-     to continue to serve those customers.”          feel a slowing of the economy just          much, too soon,” he said. “Be hon-
Irrigation Jan. 1, 1955.                     nizing for other companies is just a           Today there are just a handful of            this past year, Justin said. Though the     est, keep your word, find and work
   LeRoy began his professional career in    better way to use staff and facilities,     large-scale center pivot companies, all         company was not forced to cut staff,        with talented, good people every day.
Scottsbluff overseeing seven counties as a   Jim said.                                   of which are in Nebraska.                       it is looking cautiously into 2010.         Enjoy what you want to do. Take
district engineer for the Soil                  As the years progressed the demand          “It is kind of strange that it is that          “At least in 2010, we look to just       advantage of what’s available; don’t
Conservation Service. Later he served as     for T-L pivots has continued to grow.       way because the world’s a pretty big            continue to provide the products our        wish for what isn’t. Don’t waste time
irrigation engineer and farm boss of a          “We have an international market         place,” Jim said.                               customers have known. I don’t think         looking for someone to blame. Look
45,000-acre farm near Deer Lodge, Mont.      now and there are lots of opportunities        He said the industry is that way for         that we’re in a good position yet           for solutions. Go to work,” he said.
   He returned to South Central              around the world and I would assume         a couple reasons.                               with the economy in the state it’s in          Dee Haussler, executive director of
Nebraska to work as a sales represen-                                                       “We’ve got a good workforce out              to really get too ambitious about any       the Hastings Economic Development
                                             as our controls get stricter and stricter
                                                                                         here,” Jim said. “There’s a good work           projects,” Justin said.                     Corp., said the way Industrial-
tative for the Farm Improvement              in the U.S., we’ll be marketing more
                                                                                         ethic. It’s kind of centrally located in the       The company recently has made a          Irrigation treats its employees and its
Company in Hastings before he                and more overseas,” Soderquist said.
                                                                                         United States for shipping purposes.”           sizable investment into its testing         neighbors has made Hastings proud
decided to go out on his own.                   T-L works with farmers around the                                                        facility, Justin added, with the pur-       of this company.
   “I worked for the soil conservation       globe. On any given day pivot com-              Having a background in farming is
                                                                                                                                         chase of a new dynamometer. The                “As a community, you just could-
and when I was working for the soil          ponents could be packed in the ship-        a big deal for T-L employees. A pam-
                                                                                                                                         dynamometer thoroughly tests                n’t ask for better quality. They think
conservation I was working with irri-        ping department and ready to go to          phlet celebrating T-L’s 50th anniver-           engines to be sure they run as desired      of their neighbor, they think of their
gation,” LeRoy said. “When the               Australia.                                  sary said the words “we’re farmers”             and meet EPA requirements.                  employees as family, and when you
opportunity came along to get into              “Australia has probably been one of      encompasses what the company is all                Terry Hunter, former director of the     have that kind of attitude, you’re
my own business, irrigation was going        our best markets forever,” Jim said.        about.                                          Hastings Museum of Natural and              obviously doing something right,”
to be my field. It was my field from         “Some places like, let’s say Saudi              Jim grew up on a farm near                  Cultural History, graduated with Jack       Haussler said. “Just quality people all
the time I graduated from the col-           Arabia, was really big in pivots 20         Minden and now owns farm land in                from Hastings High School in 1958 and       the way through.”
lege.”                                       years ago.”                                 Adams County.                                   has remained his friend. Hunter said the       Though Industrial-Irrigation sells
   Some of the biggest advancements             There, large farms are run in large          “I think it makes it easier for us to       Osborne family has long been a vital        its products around the country and
in agriculture back then were in irriga-     groups.                                     understand our customers’ desires,”             part of the Hastings community and          the world, Hastings benefits from the
tion.                                           “Our market has always been to           he said. “We use the products. It gives         that Jack does more to help Hastings        company’s success because it pays
   “If you go back to 1955, or actually      customers who are going to run the          us a better way of testing the prod-            than probably most people know.             taxes here, employs workers here and
when I was starting in the irrigation        equipment themselves and Australia’s        ucts. We’re familiar with the prod-                “Jack has always been a very sharp       otherwise gives back to the commu-
business in 1952, there was very few         a lot like here, a local farmer will run    ucts.”                                          individual and has a lot of insight         nity, Haussler said.




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                                                                              Entrepreneurs
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                  — Harman uses the right blend of ingredients to
                  grow cookie business.




 15
                 — Neal Hoff targets rural Nebraska communities
                 to open chain of convenience stores.




 16
                 — Sons keep Krieger Electric moving on right
                 path, after father left struggling company to open
                 his own business.




                                                                     AMY ROH/Tribune
     Matt Strayer loads bottles of Pepsi onto a pallet Jan. 15 at Pepsi-Cola
     Bottling Co.



      Growth requires
         sacrifice
          TIM AND PAT BOYD                      ventures, about 65 employees work
                                                out of a 60,000 square-foot building
        BUILDING BIG BUSINESS                   — 56,000 of which is the ware-
                                                house — in Industrial Park North.
               TONY HERRMAN                        “When we moved into it, it
           therrman@hastingstribune.com         seemed so big,” Tim said. “But




     W
                         hen Tim and Pat        we’ve really filled it up.”
                         Boyd began work-          Pat said that back in 1977, Pepsi-
                         ing full-time at the   Cola Bottling Co. did not do half as
                         family business in     much business as what it does now.                                                                                                                 AMY ROH/Tribune
                         1977, the thought         “Back then, there weren’t all the
     of growing to their current output                                                  Tim Boyd (left) and Pat Boyd are pictured Jan. 15 with the Donald M. Kendall Bottler of the Year Award they
                                                options we have now,” he said. “We’re    won in 1994.
     level seemed almost out of reach.          a total beverage company now.”
       The brothers, 59 and 51, are pres-          The Boyds have collected various      Bonahoom, as a Grapette franchise            Growth requires sacrifice.              ent people everyday and it’s a differ-
     ident and vice president of Pepsi-         awards along the way, including the      in 1947.                                     “In a small business, you’re wear-      ent experience. It’s never the same
     Cola Bottling Co. and Boyd’s               Donald M. Kendall Pepsi-Cola                “I imagine back in the early days,      ing a lot of hats,” Tim said.             thing it seems like. I like working
     Vending.                                   Bottler of the Year Award in 1994.       capital was short. It was very expen-        When he took charge of the busi-        with younger salesmen. It’s fun to
       “I guess I saw that years ago, the       Pat said that was a big accomplish-      sive because the bottler had to buy        ness, the brothers’ father, Frank Jr.,    see people develop in the job.”
     possibilities of it, but I never           ment for a “little franchise in the      the bottles, the packaging and the         had to help with production or drive        Both Tim and Pat, along with
     thought it would be where it’s at          middle of Nebraska.”                     shelves and the trucks,” Tim said.         routes if someone didn’t show up.         their brothers Bill, Frank and Mike,
     today,” Pat said. “It’s a lot of hard         “It’s a huge award,” he said.            There was also sugar and the soda         Pat joined the business right out       worked for the business in different
     work, but again, it gives you the          “We’re obviously very excited about      concentrate.                               high school and became a route            capacities while growing up.
     opportunity to meet people and get         it because it’s not something that          “It was a lot of money,” he said. “As   driver.                                     When Tim returned to the busi-
     to know a lot of people.”                  happens to you every day.”               you grow and you need a bigger build-        “I always enjoyed it,” he said. “I      ness in 1977, he’d already worked
       Today, there are seven routes for           The Boyds’ grandfather, Frank         ing, more capital, more investment.”       worked with our father a lot of           in the retail business and for Merril
     both Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. and           Boyd, started the business, along           The Boyd’s business included bot-       times, riding with him. I’ve always       Lynch.
     Boyd’s Vending. Between the two            with fellow Hastings resident Phillip    tling till the 1980s.                      enjoyed it because you meet differ-                  Please see BOYD/page S23




More than a promoter
     ANDERSON HAS                       He worked in the family busi-
                                     ness, Western Land Roller, and
                                                                          from Oct. 1, 1969.”
                                                                             Later in October 1969,
 KNACK FOR GETTING                   even moved to the East Coast         Anderson went into the U.S.
THINGS UP AND GOING                  after the company was sold to        Army and his father sold all of
                                     Ingersoll Rand in 1977.              his cars and racing equipment.
         SHAY BURK
                                        Things changed for Anderson          But, in 1991, when Anderson
    sburk@hastingstribune.com        when he returned to Hastings in      returned to Hastings and took
   Many people know George           1991 when his father, Clarence,      over the machine shop, he
Anderson as the fast-talking         became ill.                          rediscovered his love for racing.
promoter of Motorsport Park             “I had no idea what I was            Within the first two years of
Hastings along with numerous         going to do,” Anderson said. “I      taking over the business,
other events and organizations       started looking around for jobs      Anderson bought his first kit car
in Hastings.                         while taking care of Dad.”           and went out to a couple of
   And while he is, he’s more           By July, Anderson had made        races. This helped lead Anderson
than just a promoter. He’s the       an agreement with Jim Gessford       to becoming a Shelby dealer.
guy behind much of the stuff         to take over Gessford Machine           “I know Jim would look
that he promotes.                    as Jim was getting ready to          down and think, ‘This is very
   “He works hard and he’s a         retire. And Anderson was happy       good.’ He’d be real proud we
very big supporter of this com-      to take over at a place he had       have the race track and that
munity,” said Tom Hastings,          known so well in his youth.          we’re a Shelby dealer now and
president of the Hastings Area          Growing up, Anderson said,        that his name went that far,”                                                                                            BRENT McCOWN/Tribune
Chamber of Commerce. “He’s a         he used to spend time at             Anderson said.
                                     Gessford’s, building cars and           Anderson said he always          George Anderson stands outside of his Gessford Machine shop.
very hard worker at making this
a better community to live in,       purchasing racing equipment.         knew he would never change            Today, Anderson has cus-           around the world.                      come back up is very good for us.
and he does it with actions as       This is where Anderson’s love        the name of the business to         tomers that span the globe             “These people have brought a         People think well of that.”
well as words.”                      for racing first began.              anything other than Gessford        including businessmen in             heck of a lot of money in. Those         Tom Hastings said it’s
   Anderson, 61, was born and           “I grew up spending a lot of      Machine Shop.                       Florida; the chief executive offi-   are big-dollar items,” he said. “The   Anderson’s vision and strong
raised in Hastings, growing up       money in that place back in the         “It’s always been Gessford,      cer of the Zurich Airport in         luxury market is pretty tough, but     business sense that makes him
on North Kansas Avenue where         mid ’60s,” he said. “There’s still   and it will always be Gessford,”    Zurich, Switzerland; and many        there’s still people out there doing   such a strong leader.
he and his wife still live today.    a receipt of mine on the wall        he said.                            more car enthusiasts from            things. Having the stock market        Please see ANDERSON/page S22
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                                                                      Mixing the right ingredients
                                                                        EILEEN HARMAN USES HARD
                                                                         WORK, LOVE FOR PEOPLE,
                                                                           ORGANIZATION TO GROW
                                                                             COLOSSAL COMPANY
                                                                                    CHARIS UBBEN
                                                                                cubben@hastingstribune.com




                                                                      C
                                                                                    ookies may never lose their
                                                                                    appeal, but companies that
                                            BRENT McCOWN/Tribune                    make them can certainly crum-
Allen’s Superstore owner Bob Allen (third from right) strikes                       ble. Instead, Eileen’s Colossal
the Heisman pose with former trophy winners (from left) Billy                       Cookies has flourished, for
Sims, Jason White, Steve Owens, Johnny Rodgers, Eric Crouch           nearly 28 years.
and Mike Rozier Nov. 5, 2009 at Allen’s. Allen founded the               Hastings entrepreneur Eileen Harman
superstore in 1958.                                                   attributes her business success to mostly
                                                                      three things: Hard work, organizational
                                                                      skills and a sincere appreciation for her

Based on service                                                      customers.
                                                                         “It was just very exciting, and I liked what
                                                                      I was doing,” Eileen said of growing her busi-
                                                                      ness. “I really liked the customers, and I liked
 ALLEN’S SUPERSTORE                a 2008 Tribune interview. “I
                                   thought, ‘I could put a store
                                                                      the challenge of being able to keep up when
 HAS GROWN UNDER                                                      we got busy for the holidays and then mak-
                                   there,’ so I started buying that   ing plans of how to keep up better.”
BOB ALLEN’S GUIDANCE               property. It took a long time.”       Eileen’s Colossal Cookies began in the
                                      Eventually, enough lots were    kitchen of Eileen’s Hastings home in 1982,
    JOHN HUTHMACHER                purchased to build a store at      with the simple idea of decorating cookies
    johnh@hastingstribune.com      the location.                      instead of cakes. She wanted to get back
   As with most area businesses       The store later relocated to    into the business world but still be home
that have survived the test of     its current location at 1115 W.    with her young sons, who were ages 3 and
time, Allen’s Superstore contin-   Second St. in 1964.                5 at the time. She said working from her
ues to evolve as it vies to           As business grew, so did        home was a non-threatening way to begin.
remain relevant in 2010 and        Bob’s involvement in commu-           “At that time, really, when I started in
beyond.                            nity affairs. He was elected       my home, it was just going to be, more or
   Founded by Robert “Bob”         mayor of Hastings in 1976 and      less, something of a hobby,” Eileen said.
Allen and his wife, Georgene,      served through 1980. His role      “So, I didn’t have big plans right away.”
in 1958, the store has roughly     in education included several         With the help of a big blue Cookie
doubled in size from its hum-      years as a member of the           Monster costume, her organizational skills
ble beginnings, now encom-         Nebraska Board of Regents.         and work ethic, Eileen changed that kitchen
passing roughly 110,000 square        His own “Education              cookie company into three stores of her
feet of floor space on two lev-    Advantage Program” has             own — in Hastings, Grand Island and
els.                               donated hundreds of thou-          Kearney — and now 11 franchise locations.
                                   sands of dollars to area schools      She remembers there being nothing
   Despite handing the business
                                                                      extraordinary about the Hastings economy
over to their three children,      for improvements through the                                                                                                                           CHARIS UBBEN/Tribune
                                                                      in 1982. But, she had noticed that many
Bryant, Erik, and Kristin, in      years.                                                                                Tony (left), Eileen and Gabe Harman stand behind the counter of Eileen’s Colossal
                                                                      women were working outside the home
March 2009, both Bob and              On two occasions, he and        and not wanting to make cookies as often           Cookies at 730 W. Second St., Hastings. Both of Eileen’s sons now work with her
Georgene maintain active roles     Georgene considered selling        as they had.                                       in the cookie business.
in store affairs.                  the store —first to Skagway,          “And I felt pretty sure that cookies are        tool. Adults loved the Cookie Monster cos-   current location, 730 W. Second St.
   The store was recognized by     then to B & R Stores — but         just not going to go out of style,” she said.      tume as much as children did, she said,        Success required hard work. No entrepre-
the Hastings Area Chamber of       ultimately decided to turn the        She baked and decorated at home,                and she remembers making many deliver-       neur should start a business with the
Commerce on the occasion of        reigns over to their children.     advertising her cookies locally and deliver-       ies to schools and day cares that way.       thought of taking it easy, Eileen said.
its 50th anniversary in 2008.         Erik, who has worked at the     ing them for free. Eileen would dress as the          After about 18 months at home, Eileen       “If you don’t put in your time, it will
Allen’s is one of four stores      store for 35 years, now serves     Cookie Monster for a delivery whenever             opened a store at Second Street and          never get to the point where you could
launched by M.H. Allen, Bob’s      in the role of part-owner and      the customer requested it, as a marketing          Lincoln Avenue. She later moved to her                   Please see HARMAN/page S22
father, who worked in the retail   general manager.
grocery business for Safeway          The store remains one of
for many years.                    city’s landmark buildings,
   Bob graduated from the          though its customer base has
University of Nebraska-Lincoln     fallen off considerably with the
in 1950 with a degree in busi-     emergence of three area Wal-
ness administration. He began      Mart Superstores over the last
his retail career as a furniture   decade.
buyer for Montgomery Ward in          “It’s an extremely aggressive
its Chicago office. He held that   climate,” Erik said. “Wal-Mart
position from 1951-57.             is taking over with its predato-
   It was during that time he      ry pricing. Their sales topped
was discovered by a Hollywood      $387 billion at year’s end.
talent scout who liked his looks      “We’ve got 600,000 square
and invited him to audition as     feet of selling space competi-
an actor. But because he was       tion around us, with three
detained and arrived late for      Superstores within a 60-mile
his interview, he never was        radius. The bottom line:
given the chance at stardom.       Everybody does the bulk of
   Instead, he turned his atten-   their grocery shopping at Wal-
tion to helping his father stake   Mart and cherry-picks between
out a location for the family’s    Allen’s and IGA.”
store in Hastings. Bob decided        Because of this, the store is
upon what he felt was the best     planning a series of improve-
possible location in town: a       ments in its grocery depart-
grouping of older homes in the     ment within the next three to
700 block of West Second           four months to complement its
Street.                            service-oriented experience.
   “I was driving around on a      The changes will include new
Sunday and saw a bunch of old      display cases and a much-
houses and run-down areas          increased selection of salt-free
and they were sort of connect-     and gluten-free items.
ed together,” he recalled during      Please see ALLEN’S/page S23




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                                                                                                             To Hear
                                                                                                             To Speak
                                                                                                             To Understand
                                                                                        AMY ROH/Tribune      These are the basic steps of language
Neal Hoff is pictured at Uncle Neal’s Country Store at 2815 Park Lane Drive Jan. 18.
                                                                                                             development in the young mind.

Off the beaten path                                                                                            In the early 1950s in Colorado, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of the Southern
                                                                                                             Jurisdiction of the United States initiated a program to help children with speech and
                                                                                                             language disorders. The results obtained from this program led to the establishment of
                                                                                                             Scottish Rite Centers to provide diagnostic evaluation and treatment of childhood language
                                                                                                             disorders.
NEAL HOFF TARGETED                   stores have,” Craig said.
                                        Grocery stores require more
                                                                         gested the stores be called
                                                                         Uncle Neal’s Convenience              Today there are more than 170 RiteCare Clinics and Centers located throughout the
 RURAL COMMUNITIES                   inventory and employees, but        Store, since the theme of the       United States. These Centers, staffed by speech-language pathologists and other trained
                                     he said a convenience store         store was to provide service to     personnel, provide diagnosis and treatment of speech and language disorders and
        WILL VRASPIR                 offers some of the same prod-       the community.                      associated learning disabilities. Through the support of Scottish Rite members, these
   wvraspir@hastingstribune.com      ucts on a smaller scale. Craig         The first store was built in     clinics, centers and programs continue to increase.



T
           he man nicknamed          said he worked in Iowa where        Minden in 1983. With Pioneer
           “Uncle Neal” by           he saw the success of the           Village and a large tourism
                                                                                                               The value of the program has long been apparent. The local RiteCare Childhood Speech-
           neighborhood chil-        Casey’s General Store chain.        trade, Neal said, the city made a   Language Literacy Clinic has been in operation since 1977. During that time, hundreds of
           dren decided he was          “The idea of a convenience       good location to start the chain.   area youngsters have been helped significantly. With the work of dedicated clinicians and
           finished on the road.     store was kind of in its infan-        He said one of the initial       parents, the Centers have achieved success treating childhood speech language and literacy
   With the birth of his first       cy,” he said. “They were doing      challenges when they started        differences.
daughter, Neal Hoff didn’t           it right. They were looking at      building in the city was that
want to be away from home as         smaller rural towns in Iowa.        many residents hadn’t heard of                               For more information:
much as needed for his phar-         We started looking at smaller       a convenience store.                         RiteCare Childhood Speech/Language Literacy Clinic
maceutical company job.              rural towns in Nebraska.”              “I said, ‘It was a small gro-
   “I was traveling Nebraska,           Neal said they looked at fran-   cery store with gasoline,’ and
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Iowa and South Dakota, and it        chising options, but couldn’t       that’s the way it started out,”                    402-463-1518 • 402-462-5813
got to the point where I was         find any they liked, so he          Neal said. “That concept                              Clinic Hours are from 8:30-5:00
gone two or three nights every       decided to create his own.          proved to be well accepted by
week,” he said. “I decided that         The last thing he needed was     the people in Minden. They                         Sessions are available Tuesday-Friday
was too much because we had          a name for the business. Neal       liked that store.”
started our family.”                 said he and his wife met with          Even before the first store
   Around the same time, Hoff
noticed that Safeway stores in
                                     an advertising agency to create
                                     an identity for the company.
                                                                         had been built, Neal said, he
                                                                         knew he wanted to build the                                   BLUE                                             SHRINERS
Nebraska were up for sale as the
company pulled out of the state.
                                        “So in the conversation, I
                                     mentioned the fact that all the
                                                                         company into a chain of stores
                                                                         across Nebraska.
                                                                                                                                      LODGE                                      Shriners Hospitals for
                                                                                                                                                                                 children is a network of
   He called upon his brother,       neighbor kids who, in Omaha            Craig said from the beginning,                  Masonry is an organi-                                19 orthopedic hospitals
Craig, who worked in the gro-        where we lived, called me           Neal wanted to make the com-                       zation of men bound                      and three burns institutes,    main-
cery business. Craig agreed to       ‘Uncle Neal,’” he said.             pany successful enough to allow      together with a philosophy of moral                    tained   and operated by the Shrine,
help, but after some considera-      “Anytime they had a bicycle         his brothers to be included.         standards, mutual understanding and a
tion, he suggested that Neal         problem, they’d come and               “We knew that over time we
                                                                                                                                                                     where children under the age of 18
look at opening a convenience
                                                                                                              brotherhood in which all men, regard-                  receive excellent medical care abso-
                                     knock on the door and say,          all three wanted to get into the
store instead.                       ‘Uncle Neal, can you do this?’      business,” he said. “It’s been a     less of nationality or religion, are                   lutely free of charge. Shriners
   “It was an opportunity to get     or ‘Uncle Neal, can you come        good investment for us and           equal. Masonry’s precept and code                      Hospitals are located throughout
into this business with less capi-   out and play ball?’”                helped us grow to where we are       has endured for centuries and was an                   North America, with 20 hospitals in
tal and not having to deal with         By the end of the conversa-      today.”                              essential force in the foundation of the               the United States and one each in
all the employees that grocery       tion, the ad representative sug-           Please see HOFF/page S23      United States of America.                              Mexico and Canada.

                                                                                                                               SCOTTISH                                               ORDER OF THE
                                                                                                                                 RITE                                                 EASTERN STAR
                                                                                                                          Scottish Rite Masonry is known as the                   Acacia Chapter No. 39
                                                                                                                          University of Masonry. In the Scottish                  celebrated 100 years in
                                                                                                                          Rite you will further your education in    1991.      Fraternal       organization
                                                                                                              Masonry; it’s Freemasonry’s leading teacher of
                                                                                                              Masonic philosophy, ethics and toleration. It          composed of both men and women
                                                                                                              expands opportunities to make connections and          with Masonic affiliation required for
                                                                                                              forge friendships with Masons beyond our com-          membership. We help support a
                                                                                                              munity and state. It provides unique opportunities     children’s home and a home for the
                                                                                                              for leadership and recognition. Scottish Rite          elderly. We offer assistance for
                                                                                                              Masons are America’s leading sponsor of clinics
                                                                                                              and centers addressing language disorders in chil-     students pursuing post-secondary
                                                                                                              dren. Scottish Rite Masons also sponsor the            education and also provide grants for
                                                                                                              Teacher of the Year Award in Public Schools.           full time Christian leadership.

                                                                                                                                   JOBS                                               DAUGHTERS
                                                                                                                                DAUGHTERS                                             OF THE NILE
                                                                                                                              INTERNATIONAL                                          Naamah Temple No. 108 is an
                                                                                                                                                                                     organization to promote and
                                                                                                              Job’s Daughters International is                                       elevate standards of women-
                                                                                                              available to girls 10-20 years of                     hood, to provide friendliness and social
                                                                                                                                                                    development and since, no life is worth living
                                                                                                              age     with     proper     Masonic                   except for service to humanity, their philanthropy is
                                                                                                              relationships and is an organization                  assisting the Shriners in the out-patient care in the
                                                                                                                                                                    Shriner Hospitals and Burns Institutes. Members are
                                                                                                              of character building. Teaching of                    related by birth or marriage to a Master Mason,
                                                                                                              principles of respect for parents                     Shriner or Daughters of the Nile. They must be 18
                                                                                                              and home, loyalty to flag and                         years of age or older to be proposed for
                                                                                                                                                                    membership. They engage in fundraising projects,
                                                                                                              country and reverence for God, as                     orthopedic sewing, toys and hours of volunteer
                                                                                                              related in the book of Job.                           service.


                                                                                                                                          YORK                                          ORDER OF
                                                                                                                                          RITE                                          DEMOLAY
                                                                                                                                 The      York      Rite of                        The “Order of DeMolay’’ is the
                                                                                                                                 Freemasonry is represented                        world’s largest fraternity for young
                                                                                                             by three organizations: the Chapter of Royal                          men 13 to 21 years of age.
                                                                                                             Arch Masons (conferring some of the most               DeMolay creates an environment for young men
                                                                                                             historic Masonic degrees and supporting                conducive to growing, maturing and developing
                                                                                                             research on central auditory processing                into caring and contributing members of society.
                                                                                                             disorders), the Council of Cryptic Masons (who         This is accomplished by teaching life’s basic
                                                                                                             support basic research on high blood pressure),        principles of Love of parents, Respect for the
                                                                                                             and the Commandery of Knights Templar                  religious beliefs and opinions of others, courtesy,
                                                                                                             (Christian Freemasons whose Eye Foundation             friendship, faithfulness, cleanness and patriotism.
                                                                                                             funds both research on eye diseases and free           DeMolay is unique in that members actually
                                                                                                             patient treatment, without regard to race or           organize and manage their own activities with
                                                                                                             religion, of conditions threatening sight).            adult supervision.


                                                                                                                                                  Shriners... Having Fun & Helping Kids
                                                                                                                                               Shriners Hospitals have provided treatments to children up to 18 years of
                                                                                                                                               age at no cost to the patient or families for over 80 years. Treatments
                                                                                                                                               provided include orthopedic deformities, clubfoot, scoliosis, cleft palate,
                                                                                                                                               as well as burns and spinal cord injuries. The Shrine has 22 hospitals, 18
                                                                                                                                               orthopedic hospitals, three burn hospitals, and one hospital that provides
                                                                                                                                               orthopedic, burn and spinal cord injury care. The Shriners will spend $2.26
                                                                                                                                               million everyday or about $26.19 every second, to provide specialized
                                                                                                                                               medical care to children at absolutely no charge. For more information on
                                                                                                                                               Shriners Hospitals and Admission applications call 402-462-5813 or 800-
                                                                                                                                               836-0433.

                                                                                                                                Perhaps some of these organizations are
                                                                                                                             something you should consider. Call 462-5813
                                                                                                             4 11 North Hastings Avenue                     Hastings, NE
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Continued success
 SCOTT AND PAUL KRIEGER                                  In 1962, Krieger Electric was moved
                                                      out of the home to a building at 918
          FOLLOW                                      E. Second St. Five years later, the
   IN FATHER’S FOOTSTEPS                              Kriegers bought a new location at
                                                      1000 E. Second St.
           WILL VRASPIR
                                                         Lack of space caused the company
       wvraspir@hastingstribune.com                   headquarters to be moved again in
                                                      2000 to its current location of 105 S.



A
            s industry sprung up in and
            around Hastings during the                California Ave.
            1950s, Marshall Krieger                      Marcella said her husband had a
            helped make it possible by                knack for wiring controls for various
            providing one essential                   machinery.
ingredient — electricity.                                “He was very good on controls,” she
   As an electrical contractor, Marshall              said. “It seemed like anyone having trou-
installed new wiring for the influx of                ble with controls finally called him.”
businesses and provided service for                      His talent and strong work ethic
existing systems.                                     paid off as he was able to continuous-
   “Most of the businesses were pretty                ly land projects.
new because all of the guys coming                       Larger projects Krieger Electric han-
back from the service had to find                     dled in the early days of the company
something to do,” said Marshall’s                     included Hastings Irrigation Pipe Co.,
wife, Marcella.                                       the grain elevators now owned by
   The same was true for Marshall, his                Cooperative Producers Inc. in
wife said.                                            Hastings, the former Marshalltown
   Marshall became an electrician in                  building downtown, and the building
Hastings upon returning from the U.S.                 that now houses Runza on East
Navy, where he served as an electri-                  Second Street.                                                                                                                                                       AMY ROH/Tribune
cian’s mate.                                             “He was always trying to bid jobs to           Scott Krieger (left) is the vice president and treasurer and Paul Krieger is president at Krieger Electric.
   But the company where he worked                    keep his employees busy,” Marcella
                                                      said. “That was always a big concern              quit,” he said. “He was just tireless like       In 1971, Paul started working full         ter customer service, he said. As pagers
didn’t provide a steady workload. Two
                                                      for him.”                                         that. But I think he enjoyed it — he          time with his father. Two years later,        developed into voice pagers and then
of the dissatisfied employees agreed to
work for Marshall if he started a com-                   In addition to working during the              never complained.”                            Scott joined the team. Scott now is the       cell phones, Scott said, it has sped up
pany of his own, so on May 1, 1950,                   day and doing the books in the                      At first, the goal was to create a pro-     company’s vice president and treasurer.       contact with employees away from
Marshall founded Krieger Electric.                    evening, Marshall always was avail-               ductive company, but it turned into a            Over the years, Scott said, staying        the office, increasing response times.
   Although Marshall died in 2006,                    able for service calls.                           family legacy when his children               ahead of rapidly changing technology            “Back in the old days, when my dad
Marcella remembers the work that                         “If he got a call in the middle of the         became involved.                              has been important in the business’           and a guy were out on a job some-
went into building the company.                       night, instead of having one of the                 “Of course he wanted it to be success-      success. One of the most profound             where and there was a service call, she
   Work installing wiring during the                  employees take it, he’d always do that            ful and build it up,” Marcella said. “He      changes has been the computer.                (Marcella) had to try to run them
day and completing administrative                     himself,” Marcella said. “He didn’t               didn’t know at that time that he would           “The computer brought a huge               down,” Paul said.
tasks in the evening, Marshall invest-                want to bother somebody.”                         have some sons who would go into              amount of change to our business,”              Customer service always was impor-
ed a lot of time into the company.                       His son Paul, who now serves as                business with him. That pleased him           Scott said. “With this industry, because it   tant to Marshall.
   Originally based at the family’s                   president of the company, said his                immensely when they were interested.”         is changing so fast and there is so much        As trained by their father, the broth-
home, his employees had to work                       father put a lot of time into the com-              Paul and Scott Krieger both fol-            to learn, if you don’t stay on it continu-    ers strive to maintain that reputation.
from their own vehicles until enough                  pany, even using holiday breaks to                lowed in their father’s footsteps, start-     ously, you’re going to be so far behind         “We still try to take care of people
capital could be generated to buy                     secure supplies.                                  ing to learn the electrical trade as          that you can never get caught up.”            with the best quality and best service
company trucks.                                          “He had a work ethic that didn’t               teens working though the summer.                 Technology also helped provide bet-        we can,” Paul said.



Marshall Krieger leaves struggling company to start own business
   RYNE STEFANKIEWICZ
   ebuderus@hastingstribune.com
                                         come work for him.
                                            What did Krieger do?
                                                                                                60 YEAR                        made life easier. The things the
                                                                                                                               two once did mechanically is
                                                                                                                                                                        The changes in technology
                                                                                                                                                                     has been good in the long run
                                                                                                                                                                                                              But business hasn’t always
                                                                                                                                                                                                           been slow going for the two.
   More than 60 years ago                   The Krieger Electric Co. now a                      Anniversary                    now done by a computer.               for the brothers but changes in          “That Hastings has been a grow-
Marshall Krieger left the Navy           Hastings’ mainstay, began in                                                             Cell phones and pagers have        the economy have tossed them          ing community has really helped
and went to work for a compa-            Krieger’s basement 60 years ago                1971 and 1975, respectively.           also made business more efficient.    some unexpected ups and               our business,” Scott said. “We
ny called Standard Electric.                                                               The two now run the compa-             The communication devices
   In time the company’s jobs            this year at 915 E. Sixth St.                                                                                               downs — the downturn in the           hope Hastings continues to grow.”
                                            The company continued to                    ny, Paul as the president and Scott    allow the company to notify           1980s challenged the business.           The company has tried to
were becoming fewer and fewer                                                           serving as the vice president.
and Krieger and his fellow               grow, moving three times before                                                       customers of issues more readi-          “There was a farm crisis in the    stay on the cutting edge for 60
                                                                                           Like everything, the electrical
employees saw their work go              coming to its current location at              industry has under gone                ly. They also allow home base to      1980s that made business really       years, but Paul says one has to
from full to part time.                  105 S. California Ave.                         changes through the years —            stay in touch with employees          difficult,” Paul said.                keep looking to do things better.
   Krieger’s colleagues suggested           During this time, Krieger                   mainly in lighting, commercial         working in the field.                    Scott said that the current eco-      “We will keep doing what we
he start his own company in an           Electric became a family business              and residential, Paul said.               “We have tried to stay on the      nomic situation has made business     are doing, and we will keep
effort to get more work. They            as Marshall’s sons, Paul and Scott                The brothers said that the          cutting edge of technology,”          slower over the past two years.       doing it better,” he said.
told him if he did, they would           Krieger, entered the company in                introduction of computers has          Scott said.



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Continued from page S9                                      consultants                                                          ◆ Employees: 4                                              degree. Also RN to BSN program and graduate courses              ◆ Services: Meat processing                                     ◆ Fax: 402-463-7049
                                                                                                                                 ◆ Phone: 402-461-4674                                                                                                                                                                        ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.DaVita.com
   Community Redevelopment                                       Contryman Wealth Advisors                                       ◆ Fax: 402-834-0171                                                           Crone Optical                                             Custom Security                                      ◆ Founded: 1989
             Authority                                         ◆ Address: 2215 W. 12th St.                                       ◆ E-mail: ronrichards816@charter.net                          ◆ Address: 229 N. Lincoln Ave.                                         and Investigations, LLC                                 ◆ Services: Peritoneal Dialysis/Hemodialysis
                                                               ◆ Owner/Manager: Jeff Anderson                                    ◆ Services: Custom remodeling, fire restoration, wood-        ◆ Owner/Manager: Bill Blunt
  ◆ Address: 301 S. Burlington Ave. Ste. 100                   ◆ Employees: 13                                                 working and fence                                               ◆ Employees: 2                                                 ◆ Owner/Manager: Bob Beirow                                      Dean Meyer Construction Inc.
  ◆ Owner/Manager: Randy Chick                                 ◆ Phone: 402-463-6769                                                                                                           ◆ Phone: 402-463-7410                                          ◆ Employees: 250                                                ◆ Address: 1204 Sheridan Dr.
  ◆ Phone: 402-461-8415                                        ◆ Fax: 402-463-6713
                                                                                                                                      Coulter Financial Services                               ◆ Fax: 402-463-7410                                            ◆ Phone: 402-469-4104                                           ◆ Owner/Manager: Dean Meyer
  ◆ Fax: 402-462-8202                                          ◆ E-mail: jeffanderson@capc.com                                    ◆ Address: 634 North Shore Drive                             ◆ Founded: 1952                                                ◆ Fax: 402-751-2329                                             ◆Phone: 402-463-0405
  ◆ Web site: www.redevelophastings.com                        ◆ Services: Investment advisory services and financial             ◆ Owner/Manager: Doc Coulter                                 ◆ Services: Safety Eyewear                                     ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.csineb.com                               ◆ Services: New construction, remodeling
  ◆ Founded: 1987                                           planning                                                              ◆ Phone: 402-463-8663                                                                                                       ◆ Founded: 2006
  ◆ Services: Conservation and rehabilitation of substan-                                                                         ◆ E-mail: mcoulter@inebraska.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Crosier Park Hair, Nails,                               ◆ Services: Security officers                                             Deer Crossing Sales
dard areas within Hastings                                    Conway, Pauley & Johnson, P.C.                                      ◆ Founded: 2003                                                     and Tanning Specialists                                                   Da-Vi Nails                                   ◆ Address: 3585 W. Oakridge Rd.
           Companion’s Choice                                  ◆ Address: 906 W. Second St.                                       ◆ Services: Interim financial services for hospitals         ◆ Address: 223 E. 14th St., No. 65                             ◆ Address: 3803 Osborne Dr. W                                                   Delken Press
                                                               ◆ Owner/Manager: Douglas Pauley                                                    Country Barn                                 ◆ Owner/Manager: Tim Nathan
             Animal Hospital                                   ◆ Employees: 7                                                                                                                  ◆ Employees: 3                                                                  Dairy Queen                                    ◆ Address: 1771 W. J St.
  ◆ Address: 2217 W. 2nd St.                                   ◆ Phone: 402-462-5187                                              ◆ Address: 3045 S. Marian Road                               ◆ Phone: 402-463-0306                                                                                                          ◆ Owner/Manager: Ken and Pat Stewart
                                                               ◆ Fax: 402-462-5007                                                ◆ Owner/Manager: Brian and Marla Anders                                                                                      ◆ Address: 2208 N. Kansas Ave.                                 ◆ Phone: 402-462-5886
  ◆ Owner: Victoria Winfield                                                                                                                                                                   ◆ Founded: 2001                                                 ◆ Owner/Manager: Jodi Brown
  ◆ Employees: 7                                               ◆ Founded: 1935                                                    ◆ Employees: 24                                              ◆ Services: Cutting, styling, perming, coloring                                                                                ◆ E-mail: delkenpress@inebraska.com
                                                               ◆ Services: Full service law firm with emphasis in:                ◆ Phone: 402-463-6922                                                                                                        ◆ Phone: 402-463-0132                                          ◆ Founded: 1974
  ◆ Phone: 402-462-2234                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ◆ Fax: 308-946-2137
  ◆ Fax: 402-461-3623                                       estate planning and probate, divorce law, transactional law,          ◆ Fax: 402-463-8808                                                 Crosier Park Pharmacy                                                                                                   ◆ Services: Commercial printing, photography and art
                                                            corporate and business entity development, personal                   ◆ E-mail: info@barncandles.com                                                                                               ◆ E-mail/Web site: rkkunz@hamilton.net
  ◆ Founded: 2009                                                                                                                                                                              ◆ Address: 405 E. 14th St.                                      ◆ Founded: 1996                                                          Denmar Corporation
  ◆ Services: Animal Hospital                               injury, work injury and litigation in all courts, and criminial       ◆ Web site: www.shopthebarn.com                              ◆ Owner/Manager: Scott Kirkegaard
                                                                                                                                  ◆ Founded: 1994                                                                                                              ◆ Services: DQ treats, including Blizzard-flavored treats.
                                                            defense                                                                                                                            ◆ Employees: 2                                                                                                                 ◆ Address: 1638 Morningside Drive
      Compass Point Counseling                                    Cooperative Producers Inc.                                      ◆ Services: open two times a year for special events.        ◆ Phone: 402-462-4600
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            food, including one-half pound GrillBurgers and DQ cakes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ◆ Owner/Manager: Scott Thomsen
   ◆ Address: 225 N. St. Joseph Ave.                                                                                           Crafts, food and entertainment                                  ◆ Fax: 402-462-4605                                                           Dale’s Electric                                  ◆ Phone: 402-463-2139
   ◆ Owner/Manager: Darnice Nyce, Doyle Daiss, Valerie           ◆ Address: 265 N. Showboat Blvd.                                            Country Meadows                                   ◆ E-mail: crosierparkpharmacy@yahoo.com                                                                                        ◆ Founded: 1979
                                                                 ◆ Owner/Manager: Robert Fifield                                                                                                                                                               ◆ Address: 803 N. Briggs                                       ◆ Services: Home improvement
Construck                                                                                                                                                                                      ◆ Founded: 2005                                                 ◆ Owner/Manager: Dale Grothen
   ◆ Employees: 3                                                ◆ Employees: 450                                                 ◆ Address: 1205 E. 42nd St.                                  ◆ Services: Full line of prescription and over-the-counter
                                                                 ◆ Phone: 402-463-5148                                            ◆ Owner/Manager: Harriett McFeely                                                                                            ◆ Phone: 402-469-0620                                                    Dennis Heil Roofing
   ◆ Phone: 402-463-5075                                                                                                                                                                     medications, Catholic books and gifts. Offer free delivery        ◆ Fax: 402-462-9986
   ◆ Fax: 402-463-5073                                           ◆ Fax: 402-463-7263                                              ◆ Phone: 402-463-6640                                      and mail out.                                                                                                                    ◆ Address: 2050 N. Adams Central Ave.
                                                                 ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.cpicoop.com                               ◆ Founded: 1999                                                                                                              ◆ E-mail: dg31306@windstream.net
   ◆ Founded: 2008                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ◆ Phone: 402-461-4291
   ◆ Services: Mental Health and substance abuse coun-           ◆ Founded: 1906                                                  ◆ Services: Special events, weddings, pictures,             Crosier Park Professional Center,                                ◆ Founded: 2004
                                                                 ◆ Services: Grain, feed, fuels, farm chemicals, tires, fer-                                                                                                                                   ◆ Services: Electrical contractor-new construction,                    DeWitt Funeral Home
seling
                                                            tilizers
                                                                                                                               retreats, luncheons dinners, business meetings, catering                 management                                          remodeling, residential and commercial, licensed and
                    CompTech                                                                                                   Countryside Manufactured Homes                                  ◆ Address: 223 E. 14th St.                                   insured                                                                   and Cremation Service
                                                                Cornhusker Cleaning Systems                                       ◆ Address: 1103 E. South St.                                 ◆ Employees: 5                                                          Daly, Sean M., D.D.S.                                   ◆ Address: 1247 N. Burlington Ave.
  ◆ Address: 109 N. Hastings Ave.                                                                                                                                                              ◆ Phone: 402-463-6161                                                                                                           ◆ Owner/Manager: Scot DeWitt
  ◆ Owner/Manager: Larry Zabloudil                            ◆ Address: 2107 N. Lincoln Ave.                                     ◆ Owner/Manager: Ron Foelgner & Ron Buhr
                                                              ◆ Owner/Manager: Todd Balfour, Tom Balfour                          ◆ Employees: 6                                               ◆ Fax: 402-462-9166                                            ◆ Address: 2217 W. 12th St., Suite 1                             ◆ Phone: 402-462-4442
  ◆ Phone: 402-462-5530                                                                                                                                                                        ◆ E-mail/Web site: atgangestad@cox.net                         ◆ Owner/Manager: Dr. Sean M. Daly, D.D.S.                        ◆ E-mail: dewittfuneral@alltel.net
  ◆ E-mail: larry.z@windstream.net                            ◆ Employees: 4                                                      ◆ Phone: 402-463-2421
                                                              ◆ Phone: 402-461-3311                                               ◆ Fax: 402-463-2421                                          ◆ Founded: 2001                                                ◆ Employees: 5                                                   ◆ Founded: 2004
  ◆ Web site: www.comptech-hastings.com                                                                                                                                                        ◆ Services: Comm. office space/ medical property man-          ◆ Phone: 402-463-6664                                            ◆ Services: From traditional funeral services to crema-
  ◆ Founded: 2000                                             ◆ Fax: 402-462-4212                                                 ◆ Founded: 1968
                                                              ◆ E-mail/Web site: ccs@inebraska.comm                               ◆ Services: Mobile home sales and service                  agement                                                          ◆ Fax: 402-463-6900                                           tion
  ◆ Services: Custom built desktop and notebook com-                                                                                                                                                                                                          ◆ Web site: www.dalyfamilydentistry.com
                                                              ◆ Founded: 2002                                                                                                                             Crossroads Center                                                                                                              Dial Heating & A/C
puters; computer upgrades and repairs
                                                              ◆ Services: Sales and service of Alkota washers, deter-                    Courtyard Grill and Bar                                                                                              ◆ Founded: 2003
          Computer Consultants                              gents, parts                                                          ◆ Address: 3001 W. 12th St. Ste. 9                                       Rescue Mission                                     ◆ Services: Family and cosmetic dentistry                       ◆ Address: 1402 W. Second St.
                                                                                                                                  ◆ Owner/Manager: Dana Reicks                                 ◆ Address: 702 W. 14th St.                                                 Data Software                                       ◆ Owner/Manager: Douglas and Randall Stutzman
  ◆ Address: 1126 Briggs Ave.                                   Cornhusker Press (A Division                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ◆ Employees: 7
                                                                                                                                  ◆ Employees: 20                                              ◆ Owner/Manager: Peter McConnell, executive manager
        Computer Hardware Inc.                                     of Dutton-Lainson Co.)                                         ◆ Phone: 402-834-0555                                        ◆ Employees: 13                                                        and Consulting Service                                  ◆ Phone: 402-463-7080
                                                                                                                                  ◆ Fax: 402-834-0555                                          ◆ Phone: 402-462-6460                                          ◆ Address: 207 W. Ninth St.                                     ◆ Fax: 402-463-7387
  ◆ Address: 1001 W. Second St.                               ◆ Address: 451 W. Second St.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ◆ Founded: 1964
  ◆ Owner/Manager: Shayne Raitt                                                                                                   ◆ E-mail/Web site: ddreic@gpcom.net                          ◆ Fax: 402-462-6478                                            ◆ Owner/Manager: Melvin Reineke
                                                              ◆ Owner/Manager: William Hermes, president, Mary                    ◆ Services: Smokehouse, steakhouse                           ◆ E-mail: pete@crossroadsmission.com                                                                                           ◆ Services: Heating and Air Conditioning
  ◆ Employees: 4                                            Ostrander, general manager                                                                                                                                                                        ◆ Phone: 402-463-1512
                                                                                                                                                                                               ◆ Founded: 1983                                                ◆ Founded: 1979                                                      Diecker Construction Inc.
  ◆ Phone: 402-463-3456                                       ◆ Phone: 402-463-6702                                                                CPI Mr. Tire                                ◆ Services: Offer food, clothing, shelter, and a Christ-       ◆ Servies: Computer value added reseller
  ◆ Fax: 402-463-4475                                         ◆ Fax: 402-460-4612                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ◆ Address: 200 S. Denver Ave.
  ◆ Founded: 1988                                                                                                                ◆ Address: 1113 W. U.S. Highway 6                           centered, four phase program to help homeless men,
                                                              ◆ Founded: 1935                                                    ◆ Owner/Manager: Cooperative Producers, Inc.                women, and children get back on their feet.                                 David & Associates                                   ◆ Owner/Manager: Terry and Arron Diecker
  ◆ Services: Retail computer sales                           ◆ Services: Commercial printing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ◆ Employees: 5
                                                                                                                                 ◆ Employees: 4                                                                                                               ◆ Address: 223 E. 14th St. No. 150
       Condale Enterprises, Inc.                                  Cornhusker Realty Co., Inc.                                    ◆ Phone: 402-461-3600                                                   Culligan of Hastings                                                                                                 ◆ Phone: 402-461-4746
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ◆ Owner/Manager: Dave Buchholz
                                                                                                                                 ◆ Fax: 402-461-3615                                           ◆ Address: 1618 N. Lincoln                                     ◆ Employees: 10                                                 ◆ Fax: 402-461-4746
  ◆ Address: 2619 Bateman St.                                  ◆ Address: 105 N. Hastings Ave.                                   ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.cpicoop.com                                                                                                                                                           ◆ Services: Residential and commercial construction,
  ◆ Owner/Manager: Dale Funkey and Connie Funkey                                                                                                                                               ◆ Owner/Manager: Russ Specht                                   ◆ Phone: 402-462-6226
                                                               ◆ Owner/Manager: Tim Davis,                                       ◆ Founded: 2003                                               ◆ Phone: 402-463-3747                                                                                                        remodel, and concrete
  ◆ Employees: 2                                               ◆ Phone: 402-462-6232                                                                                                                                                                          ◆ Fax: 402-461-3123
                                                                                                                                 ◆ Services: Tire sales, wheel alignments, auto service,                                                                      ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.teamdavid.com                                            DLD Builders
  ◆ Phone: 402-817-3881                                        ◆ Fax: 402-462-6622                                             exhaust, brakes, shocks and struts, tune-ups                                         Curves
  ◆ Fax: 402-817-3943                                          ◆ Founded: 1928                                                                                                                                                                                ◆ Founded: 1984
                                                                                                                                                                                               ◆ Address: 303 N. Burlington Ave. Ste. B                       ◆ Services: Marketing communications and advertising            ◆ Address: 1518 W. Fifth St.
  ◆ E-mail: condale@maximumsuccess.com                         ◆ Services: Business real estate leasing, commercial                   Craig Farming Corporation                                ◆ Owner/Manager: Don & Diane Koos                                                                                              ◆ Owner/Manager: Dan Dowling
  ◆ Founded: 2006                                           building sales/rentals                                                                                                                                                                          agency
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ◆ Phone: 402-469-4181
  ◆ Services: Internet marketing                                                                                                  ◆ Address: 120 E. Lochland Rd.                               ◆ Employees: 4
                                                                   Cornhusker Tool, Machine,                                        Crazy Beautiful Hair & Nails                               ◆ Phone: 402-756-6875                                                David Barrientez Roofing                                  ◆ E-mail: danddowling@yahoo.com
    Connor Management Service                                       and Manufacturing Inc.                                                                                                     ◆ Fax: 402-461-5461                                                    and Snow Removal                                        ◆ Founded: 1979
                                                                                                                                 ◆ Address: 200 W. Second St.                                  ◆ E-mail: koosdiane@yahoo.com                                                                                                  ◆ Services: General construction
  ◆ Address: 816 Glenwood Ave.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ◆ Address: 5215 W. 12th St.
  ◆ Owner/Manager: Jim Connor                                 ◆ Address: 1122 Franklin Ave.                                      ◆ Owner/Manager: Denise Hubbard                               ◆ Founded: 2009                                                                                                                          Dollar General Store
  ◆ Phone: 402-462-6425                                       ◆ Owner/Manager: Robert E. Selko                                   ◆ Phone: 402-462-2901                                         ◆ Services: Health and excercise for women                     ◆ Phone: 402-463-8534
  ◆ E-mail: jimconnor3252@msn.com                             ◆ Employees: 5                                                     ◆ Services: All hair services, all nail services (mani-                                                                      ◆ E-mail: barrientea@windstream.net                             ◆ Address: 705 W. Second St.
                                                              ◆ Phone: 402-463-6523                                            cures, pedicures, artificial nails), waxing services                        Custom Pack Inc.                                   ◆ Services: Roofing, snow removal                               ◆ Owner/Manager: Michelle Conn
  ◆ Services: Organization management service. Provide        ◆ Fax: 402-463-6508                                                                                                              ◆ Address: 601 W. J St.                                                                                                        ◆ Employees: 5
governance orientation and board development                  ◆ Founded: 1978                                                     Credit Bureau of Hastings Inc.                               ◆ Owner/Manager: David Dirks, manager                                                DaVita                                    ◆ Phone: 402-462-5223
      Consolidated Concrete Co.                               ◆ Services: Machine shop and welding services; tool                 ◆ Address: 806 West 2nd                                      ◆ Employees: 12                                                ◆ Address: 1900 N. St. Joseph Ave.                              ◆ Founded: 1993
                                                            and die making                                                        ◆ Owner/Manager: Patrick M. Heng                             ◆ Phone: 402-462-2532                                          ◆ Owner/Manager: DaVita                                         ◆ Services: General merchandise
  ◆ Address: 2000 N. Baltimore Ave.
  ◆ Owner/Manager: Brad Sallinger                                           Costume Shoppe                                        ◆ Employees: 7                                               ◆ Fax: 402-462-5943                                            ◆ Employees: 13
  ◆ Employees: 15                                                                                                                 ◆ Phone: 402-463-7910                                        ◆ Founded: 1947                                                ◆ Phone: 402-463-4893 or 800-633-5462                                    Please see 2010/page S18
                                                               ◆ Address: 213 N. Lincoln                                          ◆ Fax: 402-462-2782
  ◆ Phone: 402-463-1393                                        ◆ Owner/Manager: Laurene Andreasen
  ◆ Founded: 1966                                                                                                                 ◆ Founded: 1921
                                                               ◆ Phone: 402-463-4660                                              ◆ Services: Collection and credit reporting agency
  ◆ Services: Ready-mix concrete
      Consumer Service Co. Inc.
                                                               ◆ E-mail/Web site: cs82319@alltel.net
                                                               ◆ Founded: 1978
                                                               ◆ Services: Costumes and alterations by appointment,
                                                                                                                                         Creekside Photography                                         HASTINGS FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC
   ◆ Owner/Manager: Bob Lomax                               theatrical                                                            ◆ Address: 17175 S. Showboat Road
   ◆ Phone: 402-463-7200                                                                                                          ◆ Owner/Manager: Dale and Jan Juranek
   ◆ Fax: 402-463-7579                                                    Cottages of Hastings                                    ◆ Phone: 402-756-2000
   ◆ Founded: 1966                                                                                                                ◆ Founded: 1983
                                                               ◆ Address: 1133 S. Hastings Ave.                                   ◆ Services: Photography, matting and framing
   ◆ Services: Crop protection products, custom applica-       ◆ Owner/Manager: Bristol Propperties, Inc.; Val
tion, bulk and bottled propane, agronomic services          Lambert, manager                                                            Creighton University                                                                   Dr. Troy E. Wilson
    Contryman Associates CPAs                                  ◆ Employees: 2
                                                               ◆ Phone: 402-463-0727                                                 School of Nursing Hastings
  ◆ Address: 2215 W. 12th St.                                  ◆ Fax: 402-462-5948                                                ◆ Address: 715 N. St. Joseph Ave.
  ◆ Owner/Manager: Ron Willnerd, Chris Oppliger, Jeff          ◆ E-mail: cottagesofhastings@windstream.net                        ◆ Owner/Manager: Sharon Hayek
Anderson                                                       ◆ Founded: 1996                                                    ◆ Phone: 888-736-2876 or 402-460-5719
  ◆ Employees: 75                                              ◆ Services: Affordable senior housing, 55 and older,               ◆ Fax: 402-461-5059
  ◆ Phone: 402-463-6711                                     income restrictions apply                                             ◆ E-mail/Web site: jsowl@creighton.edu
  ◆ Fax: 402-463-6713                                                     Cougar Maintenance                                      ◆ Founded: 1986
  ◆ E-mail/Web site: ecafferty@capc.com and jander-                                                                               ◆ Services: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) for
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Law firm honors                                                                                                              2010: Business directory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ◆ Owner/Manager: Dan Hollatz


founder Conway
                                                                            Continued from page S17                                             Dunmire, Fisher & Hastings                                              Earl May Nursery                                     ◆ Employees: 2
                                                                                        Dollar Tree                                         ◆ Address: 800 W. Third St., No. 202                                        and Garden Center                                    ◆ Phone: 402-462-9119
                                                                                                                                            ◆ Owner/Manager: Chuck Hastings, David Fisher                                                                                    Services: Financial/investment services
                                                                              ◆ Address: 3609 Cimarron Plz.                                                                                                   ◆ Address: 2220 N. Kansas Ave.
                                                                                                                                            ◆ Employees: 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                              ◆ Owner/Manager: Doug Nienhueser                                   Edward Jones/Investments
                                                                              Don Rutt Plumbing and Heating                                 ◆ Phone: 402-463-1383                                             ◆ Employees: 15
                                                                                                                                            ◆ Fax: 402-463-0602                                               ◆ Phone: 402-462-6576                                          ◆ Address: 2727 W. Second St. No. 304
                                                                               ◆ Address: 1418 N. Kansas Ave.
                                                                               ◆ Owner/Manager: Don, Steve, Chris, Beau                     ◆ Founded: 1977                                                   ◆ Fax: 402-462-6535                                            ◆ Owner/Manager: Brent Schirmer
   RYNE STEFANKIEWICZ
   ebuderus@hastingstribune.com               75 YEAR                          ◆ Employees: 9
                                                                               ◆ Phone: 402-463-4929
                                                                                                                                            ◆ Services: Law Firm                                              ◆ E-mail/Web site: store39@earlmay.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                              ◆ Founded: 1960
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ◆ Employees: 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ◆ Phone: 402-462-5565 or 877-223-0569
                                                                                                                                                    Dutton-Lainson Co.
   There’s a specific reason why              Anniversary                      ◆ Fax: 402-463-4929
                                                                               ◆ E-mail: ruttsplumbing@hotmail.com                                (Manufacturing Division)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              ◆ Services: Retail lawn and garden supplies; landscap-
                                                                                                                                                                                                           ing; pets and pet supplies; gifts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ◆ Services: Financial/Investment Services
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Edward Jones/Investments
partners Douglas Pauley and            Supreme Court, which he still           ◆ Founded: 1993                                                ◆ Address: 1601 W. Second St.
                                                                               ◆ Services: Residential, commericial floor heating, dig-                                                                              Easter Seals Nebraska                                   ◆ Address: 220 S. Burlington Ave, Ste. 2
Chris Johnson decided to keep          serves on today.                                                                                       ◆ Owner/Manager: William Hermes, president; Ron                                                                                ◆ Owner/Manager: Vera Zabloudil
                                                                            ging, gas installation, medicial brazing, and geothermal      Haase, senior vice president                                                  Hastings office                                      ◆ Employees: 2
the name Conway in the name               “I think (that the firm has       heating, sewer and drain cleaning.                                ◆ Phone: 402-462-4141                                           ◆Address: 2727 W. Second St. Ste. 471                          ◆ Phone: 402-462-4006 or 866-462-1848
of their office.                       had three attorneys become                      Don South Insurance                                    ◆ Fax: 402-460-4615                                             ◆ Owner/Manager: Karen Carlson                                 ◆ Founded: 2002
                                                                                                                                              ◆ E-mail: dlsales@dutton-lainson.com                            ◆ Employees: 8                                                 ◆ Services: Investments, stocks, bonds, annuities, IRAs
   That reason is respect for          judges) speaks pretty highly of        ◆ Address: 233 N. Lincoln Ave.                                  ◆ Web site: www.dutton-lainson.com                              ◆ Phone: 402-462-3031                                        and mutual funds
                                                                              ◆ Owner/Manager: Don South                                      ◆ Founded: 1886
James D. Conway, who founded           the firm,” Pauley said.                ◆ Phone: 402-463-4288                                                                                                           ◆ Fax: 402-462-2040
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Eileen’s Colossal Cookies
                                                                                                                                              ◆ Services: Marine, hardware, automotive, and industri-         ◆ E-mail/Web site: kcarlson@easterseals.com
the firm in 1935.                         It’s that kind of a reputation      ◆ Fax: 402-462-8599                                         al items, such as hand and electric winches, tongue jacks,          ◆ Services: Three main service lines for Nebraska with          ◆ Address: 730 W. Second St.
                                                                              ◆ E-mail/Web site: southdon@msn.com
   What Conway started, working        that the firm has in the state,        ◆ Founded: 1989
                                                                                                                                          anchors, couplers, boat and utility trailer accessories, hand    disabilities: workforce development solutions, camp, recre-        ◆ Owner/Manager: Eileen Harman
                                                                              ◆ Services: Insurance products and financial service        and wire fence stretchers                                        ation and respite solutions, alternative financing solutions.      ◆ Employees: 8
in a law office by himself, is still   that Pauley said is one of the                                                                                                                                                                                                         ◆ Phone: 402-462-2572
                                                                                 Down Home Used Furniture                                              Dutton-Lainson Co.                                                      Eaton Corp.                                    ◆ Founded: 1983
going strong as the firm Conway,       things that attracted him to
                                                                                                                                                      (Wholesale Division)                                   ◆ Address: 300 E. 39th St.                                       ◆ Services: Plain or decorated cookies in 12 flavors;
Pauley and Johnson, P.C., at the       come to Hastings from Lincoln,                 and Appliance                                                                                                          ◆ Owner/Manager: Shannon Hinrichs                             coffee shop
                                                                              ◆ Address: 1210 W. Second St.                                  ◆ Address: 451 W. Second St.                                    ◆ Employees: 50
Tribune Building at 908 W.             where both he and Johnson                                                                             ◆ Owner/Manager: William Hermes, president; Don                 ◆ Phone: 402-463-2382                                                     Eldon’s Auto Repair
Second St., will be celebrating its    graduated from the University             Down Range Manufacturing                                 Thoesen, vice president and electrical department manag-           ◆ Fax: 402-463-2540                                             ◆ Address: 710 E. South St.
                                                                              ◆ Address: 4170 N. Gunpowder Circle                         er; Doug Weber, plumbing department manager                        ◆ Founded: 1997
75th anniversary this year.            of Nebraska College of Law.                                                                           ◆ Phone: 402-462-4141                                           ◆ Services: Locking differentials                               Electrical Corp of America, Inc.
                                       Pauley also noted the fact that                Down Under Antiques                                    ◆ Fax: 402-460-4612                                                                                                             ◆ Address: 4520 E. South St.
   Current partner Pauley joined                                                                                                             ◆ Founded: 1886                                                          ECHO Electric Supply
                                       Hastings is a smaller communi-         ◆ Address: 906 W. First St.
the firm in 1984 when the                                                     ◆ Owner/Manager: Beau, Vicki, and Paul Bergman                 ◆ Services: Electrical and plumbing contractor prod-             ◆ Address: 1502 Park West Drive                                       Electronic Systems Inc.
office was known as Conway,            ty than Lincoln was also a driv-       ◆ Employees: 3                                              ucts, wire and cable, electrical construction material, light-      ◆ Owner/Manager: Mitch Stocker                                  ◆ Address: 245 W. Second St.
                                                                              ◆ Phone: 402-463-6266                                       ing, utility products, rough-in plumbing, finished plumbing,        ◆ Employees: 10                                                 ◆ Owner/Manager: Bruce Mooers
Connolly and Pauley. Then, in          ing force behind his decision.         ◆ Web site: www.downunderantiques.com                       heating and air-conditioning and utility water products             ◆ Phone: 402-463-6859 or 1-800-975-3726                         ◆ Employees: 22
                                          “At the time, it was a good         ◆ Founded: 1985                                                             DVM Resources                                       ◆ Fax: 402-463-6850                                             ◆ Phone: 402-463-0200
1996, Johnson joined the firm,                                                ◆ Services: Antiques and collectables, internet sales                                                                           ◆ E-mail/Web site: mitch.stocker@echogroupinc.com               ◆ Fax: 402-463-0310
which switched the title to            opportunity to practice law (in a                                                                    ◆ Address: 120 S. Lincoln Ave.                                    ◆ Founded: 1979                                                 ◆ Founded: 1984
                                       smaller community),” Pauley             Downtown Center Association                                  ◆ Owner/Manager: Ellen Riepma                                     ◆ Services: Wholesale electrical supplies/retail lighting       ◆ Services: Special systems contract: fire alarm, nurse
Conway, Pauley and Johnson.                                                    ◆ Address: 301 S. Burlington Ave.                            ◆ Employees: 9                                                 gallery                                                         call, sound, intercom, CATV, telephone, security, computer
   “The Conway name has                said. “I was given the chance to        ◆ Phone: 402-461-8413                                        ◆ Phone: 402-463-9891                                                        Eco-Drip Irrigation                               cabling
                                       do more things more quickly.”           ◆ Fax: 402-461-4400                                          ◆ Fax: 402-463-9533
stayed on the firm to honor                                                    ◆ Web site: www.hastingsdowntown.com                         ◆ E-mail: ellen.riepma@walcointl.com                             ◆ Address: 155 W. Barrows Rd.                                                    Eletech Inc.
him,” Pauley said of the                  Through the years, research       u Services: Organize marketing/promotional events in            ◆ Founded: 1988                                                  ◆ Owner/Manager: Craig Hoelscher                                ◆ Address: 615 W. 33rd St.
                                                                            downtown Hastings                                               ◆ Services: Animal health supplies                               ◆ Employees: 6
founder, who died in 1990.             methods have also changed dras-                                                                                                                                       ◆ Phone: 402-744-2411                                                             Elite Tours
                                       tically, Pauley said. He says when             Drake Tool and Design                                           Dwyer & Gerloff Inc.                                   ◆ Fax: 402-744-2009                                             ◆ Address: 2500 W. Seventh St.
   Through the years, no matter                                                                                                                                                                              ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.eco-drip.com
                                       he first began practicing law,         ◆ Address: 4215 W. J St.                                                 The Cabinet Shop                                                                                                       Elks Country Club Golf Course
what names were in the title,                                                 ◆ Phone: 402-463-8688                                                                                                          ◆ Services: Subsurface drip irrigation
                                                                                                                                            ◆ Address: 424 W. Second St.
the firm has played an impor-          there were no computers. So                    Dream Team Hair Care                                  ◆ Owner/Manager: Matt Dwyer and Neal Gerloff                                   Edgewood Vista                                    ◆ Address: 3050 E. South St.
tant role, not only in Hastings,       research for particular cases was       ◆ Address: 235 S. Burlington Ave., Ste. E                    ◆ Employees: 5                                                   ◆ Address: 2400 W. 12th St.                                         Ellerbrock-Norris Financial
                                                                               ◆ Owner/Manager: Tami Frazier                                ◆ Phone: 402-462-8448                                            ◆ Employees: 12
but the state too, Pauley said.        done by searching through books                                                                      ◆ Founded: 1983                                                  ◆ Phone: 402-462-6828
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ◆ Address: 2203 Osborne Drive West
                                                                               ◆ Employees: 5                                                                                                                                                                                ◆ Owner/Manager: Michael Theis
                                       and archives. Today, he said he                                                                      ◆ Services: Custom cabinets and remodeling; millwork;            ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.eaglewoodvista.com
   That began when Conway                                                      ◆ Phone: 402-462-5311
                                                                                                                                          additions, siding, new construction                                ◆ Services: Alzheimers and dementia care
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ◆ Employees: 5
                                       does all of his research online.        ◆ Founded: 2005                                                                                                                                                                               ◆ Phone: 402-462-2505
founded the firm and used his                                                  ◆ Services: Haircuts, coloring, perms, straightening and                    Dycus Painting                                                                                                    ◆ E-mail/Web site: jyost@isimail.com
                                          “The practice of law has sped                                                                                                                                       Educational Service Unit No. 9
expertise in corporate law and                                              extensions; styling for prom, weddings, homecoming,
                                                                                                                                             ◆ Address: 923 Briggs Ave.                                       ◆ Address: 1117 E. South St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ◆ Founded: 1950
                                       up,” he said.                        dance recitals and birthday parties, manicures and pedi-                                                                                                                                         ◆ Services: Insurance, security sales, financial counseling
combined that with his back-                                                cures                                                            ◆ Owner/Manager: Mike Dycus                                      ◆ Owner/Manager: Mick Loughran, Administrator
ground in oil and gas law to              Conway, Pauley and Johnson                                                                         ◆ Phone: 402-463-7726                                            ◆ Employees: 130                                                  Ellerbrock-Norris Insurance
                                                                                  Driscoll, Mark F.D.D.S.,                                   ◆ E-mail: mddycus@nebraska.com                                   ◆ Phone: 402-463-5611
                                       has attorneys who specialize in                                                                       ◆ Services: Interior, exterior painting, powerwashing,                                                                          ◆ Address: 2203 Osborne Drive West
become Nebraska’s representative                                                Ganow, Wayne L. D.D.S., P  .C.                                                                                                ◆ Fax: 402-463-9555                                            ◆ Employees: 25
                                       a variety of different areas of                                                                    wood finishing, restoration work, floor and wall prepara-           ◆ E-mail/Web site: mloughra@esu9.org                           ◆ Phone: 402-463-2461
on the Interstate Oil Compact                                                 ◆ Address: 2217 W. 12th St.                                 tion, wallpaper removal                                             ◆ Founded: 1967
                                                                              ◆ Owner/Manager: Dr. Mark F. Driscol                                                                                                                                                           ◆ Fax: 402-463-2469
Commission from 1953-1959              law, including divorce, family                                                                                     E-Z Kitchens Inc.                                   ◆ Services: Education services as identified and               ◆ Founded: 1906
                                                                              ◆ Phone: 402-463-3069                                                                                                        requested by member schools
and was chairman of the legal          law, estate planning, personal         ◆ Founded: 1961                                               ◆ Address: 2115 W. Second St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ◆ Servcies: All lines of insurance
committee of the Nebraska Oil          injury, workers’ compensation,         ◆ Services: General Dentistry                                 ◆ Owner/Manager: Dave Zach                                           Edward Jones/Investments                                             Ellis Disposal Service
                                                                                      DTE Rail Services, Inc.                               ◆ Employees: 6                                                   ◆ Address: 630 W. Second St.                                    ◆ Address: 1110 W. A St.
and Gas Association. He was gen-       criminal law and civil litigation.                                                                   ◆ Phone: 402-463-6547                                            ◆ Owner/Manager: Rebecca Maddox
                                                                               ◆ Address: 250 S. Maxon Ave.                                                                                                                                                                  ◆ Owner/Manager: Quincy Ellis
eral counsel for Kansas-Nebraska          The firm is also adding anoth-                                                                    ◆ Fax: 402-463-7386                                              ◆ Employees: 2                                                  ◆ Employees: 3
                                                                               ◆ Owner/Manager: Mike Boston                                 ◆ Founded: 1979                                                  ◆ Phone: 402-463-0631 or 888-491-6956
                                       er attorney in March, Nancy                                                                                                                                                                                                           ◆ Phone: 402-462-8984
natural Gas Co. for many years as                                              ◆ Employees: 29                                              ◆ Services: Sale of kitchen and bath cabinets and win-           ◆ E-mail/Web site: becky.maddox@edwardjones.com                 ◆ Founded: 1986
                                       Johnson, who will specialize in         ◆ Phone: 402-462-2050                                      dows                                                               ◆ Founded: 1981                                                 ◆ Services: Disposal services
well.                                                                          ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.dters.com                                                                                              ◆ Services: Investments including: stocks, bonds,
   Through the years, the firm         family law and divorce cases.           ◆ Services: General repair, wreck repair, maintenance,                   Eagle Body Works                                   mutual funds, annuities, etc. Long term care, life insurance            Emerald Ost Brokers Inc.
                                          He credits the company’s          car upgrades, and inspection to railcars owned by railroads     ◆ Address: 1102 E. Second St.                                                                                                    ◆ Address: 319 N. Baltimore Ave.
has also tutored three attorneys                                            and private business.                                           ◆ Owner/Manager: Jerry Herz                                          Edward Jones/Investments                                    ◆ Owner/Manager: Beverly Ost
who went on to become judges.          client relations and diversity to            Duane’s Welding Service                                 ◆ Phone: 402-461-3154                                             ◆ Address: 220 S. Burlington Ave, Ste. 2                       ◆ Employees: 3
Lewis Blackledge, Fred Irons and       its longevity.                                                                                                    Eakes Office Plus                                    ◆ Owner/Manager: Judy Nabower                                  ◆ Phone: 402-463-9377
                                                                              ◆ Address: 4940 E. J St.                                                                                                        ◆ Employees: 2                                                 ◆ Fax: 402-463-9387
William Connolly all became               “We have excellent client           ◆ Owner/Manager: Duane Devitt                                 ◆ Address: 839 W. Second St.                                      ◆ Phone: 402-462-4006 or 866-462-1848                          ◆ E-mail/Web site: bev@ostbrokers.com
                                                                              ◆ Employees: 4                                                ◆ Owner/Manager: Monte Rasmussen                                  ◆ E-mail/Web site: judith.nabower@edwardjones.com              ◆ Founded: 1999
state district judges. Connolly        relations and communication,”          ◆ Phone: 402-462-2086                                         ◆ Employees: 22                                                   ◆ Founded: 2002                                                ◆ Services: Real Estate Sales and Service; agricultural,
was elected to serve the               Pauley said. “And (the firm) is        ◆ Fax: 402-462-2086                                           ◆ Phone: 402-463-6780                                             ◆ Services: Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, annuities,          commercial, residential
                                                                              ◆ E-mail/Web site: dw42901@gtmc.net                           ◆ Fax: 402-463-6802                                            CDs, retirement plans, college savings plans, IRAs, life
Nebraska Court of Appeals in           diversified enough that if one         ◆ Founded: 1979                                               ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.eakes.com                               insurance, longterm care and disability insurance                                    Enterprise
1991 before he was nominated           (area of law) is slower it doesn’t     ◆ Services: All types of welding: mig, tig & stick, three     ◆ Founded: 1978                                                      Edward Jones/Investments                                    ◆ Address: 800 S. Burlington Ave.
                                                                            portable rigs, metal fabrication; stainless steel and alu-      ◆ Services: Retail office machines, furniture, computers
to serve on the Nebraska               affect the entire practice.”         minum punching, shearing, certified and insured               and office supplies                                                ◆ Address: 1019 W. Second St.                                            Please see 2010/page S19
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                2010: Business directory                                                                                                                                                  Ellerbrock-Norris moves with the times
Continued from page S18                                          ◆ Services: Auto, home, life, commercial and health         ◆ Owner/Manager: Robert Coffey
                                                                                                                                                                                             RYNE STEFANKIEWICZ
                                                                                                                                                                                             ebuderus@hastingstribune.com              60 YEAR                       ny experiences highs and lows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     along with the economy. The
                                                                                                                             ◆ Employees: 18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Anniversary
                                                              insurance, financial services, HSA's, IRA's, boat, motor
      Equalizer Midwest Inc.                                  cycle, workers compensation, bonds, long term care, and        ◆ Phone: 402-463-0107                                           In 1950, James Theis had a                                              key, he said, is to be financially
   ◆ Address: 4955 E. South St.                               other products                                                 ◆ Fax: 402-463-0452
   ◆ Owner/Manager: Larry Meyer, R. Douglas Stevens                                                                          ◆ Founded: 1996                                              difficult decision to make.                                                stable as a business.
                                                                         Farmers National Co.                                ◆ Services: Custom injection molding                            He could either continue           Center on west Second Street.
   ◆ Employees: 13                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      “It fluctuates,” he said.
   ◆ Phone: 402-463-3161                                         ◆ Address: 935 Sycamore St.                                                    Fleetpride
   ◆ Fax: 402-463-3164                                           ◆ Owner/Manager: David Englund                                                                                           teaching, or he could pursue his      That year, the business also         “When the market is good and
   ◆ E-mail/Web site: lemeyer@gtmc.net                           ◆ Phone: 402-469-1363                                        ◆ Address: 1270 S. Baltimore Ave.                           second job — selling life insur-      switched its name from
   ◆ Founded: 2003                                               ◆ E-mail/Web site: denglund@farmersnational.com              ◆ Owner/Manager: Randy Meyer                                                                                                           when the market is not so good,
   ◆ Services: Fertilizer terminal; wholesale anhydrous          ◆ Services: Farm management, real estate sales, crop         ◆ Employees: 14                                             ance — which he did during the        American General Life to             you have to be financially stable
ammonia and liquid solution fertilizers, manufacture          insurance                                                       ◆ Phone: 402-463-6773                                       summer months when he was-            Ellerbrock-Norris Financial.
polyphosphate solutions                                             Farris Construction Co. Inc.                              ◆ Fax: 402-463-0059                                                                                                                    in order to service your cus-
                                                                                                                              ◆ Founded: 1960                                             n’t teaching.                            The company wasn’t done           tomers. We (as a business) have
              Espresso America                                  ◆ Address: 137 E. E St.                                       ◆ Services: Transportation parts and service; trailer and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                moving after that, as it now calls
                                                                ◆ Owner/Manager: Jim Farris                                truck parts, light axle parts, ag wheels and hitches              He chose the latter and start-                                          been through three or four
  ◆ Address: 320 S. Burlington Ave., Ste. 104
  ◆ Owner/Manager: Jim Guthmann/Phil Odom/Ron                   ◆ Employees: 25-30                                               FlowServe Pump Company                                   ed his own business selling           2203 Osborne Drive West its
Lukesh                                                          ◆ Phone: 402-462-8732                                                                                                                                                                                financial crashes.”
  ◆ Employees: 7                                                ◆ Fax: 402-462-8801                                           ◆ Address: 1341 W. Second St.                               American General Life insur-          home in a custom-built facility
                                                                ◆ Founded: 1980                                               ◆ Owner/Manager: Robert C. Wilson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        He said the current economic
  ◆ Phone: 402-463-1511                                                                                                                                                                   ance. That business is still thriv-   that the company shares with
  ◆ Fax: 402-463-0499                                           ◆ Services: General contractor                                ◆ Employees: 145
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ellerbrock-Norris Insurance.         downturn has been the longest
  ◆ Founded: 2005                                                                                                             ◆ Phone: 402-463-1306                                       ing today, under the new name
                                                                                   Fastenal                                   ◆ Fax: 402-462-8512                                                                                                                    and most drawn out he has seen.
  ◆ Services: Coffee shop
                                                                                                                              ◆ E-mail/Web site: bcwilson@flowserve.com
                                                                                                                                                                                          of Ellerbrock-Norris Financial           Aside from the changes in
                                                                ◆ Address: 100 West J. Street                                                                                                                                                                           “It is harder to attract a dol-
     Eternal Youth Salon and Spa                                ◆ Owner/Manager: Wade Fleischer                               ◆ Founded: 1908                                             and will be celebrating its 60-       addresses throughout the past
  ◆ Address: 111 N. Burlington                                  ◆ Employees: 3                                                ◆ Services: Vertical turbine pumps for use in irrigation,   year anniversary this year.           60 years, the business has also      lar,” Michael said. “You just
  ◆ Owner/Manager: Rachelle Tompkin                             ◆ Phone: 402-462-9700                                      municipal and industrial applications. Gray iron casting for                                                                              counsel people to stay with the
  ◆ Phone: 402-461-5576                                         ◆ Fax: 402-462-9705                                        various industrial uses. Custom fabrications for industrial       Theis’ time at the head of his     shifted its services.
  ◆ Founded: 2009                                               ◆ E-mail/Web site: nehas@stores.fastenal.com               pump applications                                                                                                                         plan you laid out for them.
                                                                ◆ Founded: 2000                                                                                                           own business was rather short-           “We were marketing life insur-
  ◆ Services: Facials, skin peels, body wraps, waxing                                                                      Four Rivers Sportsmen's Club Inc.                                                                                                            “You have to not over-extend
                                                                ◆ Services: Industrial and construction supplies                                                                          lived because in 1954, his broth-     ance, and when I came into the
   Executive Copier Systems Inc.                                                                                             ◆ Address: 1845 S. Maxon Ave.                                                                                                           yourself. Operate by a budget, and
                                                                       Ferrone Associates                                                                                                 er, Donald, took over the com-        business I opened up the finan-
  ◆ Address: 222 W. Third. St.
  ◆ Owner/Manager: Jack Giddings                                      Management Consulting                                                     Foxy Nails                                pany. James continued to work         cial planning part,” current         try to project it into the future.”
  ◆ Employees: 7                                                 ◆ Address: 1126 Country Club Drive                          ◆ Address: 3001 W. 12th St. Ste31-B                          for the company until 1980.           owner Michael Theis said.               And that’s what Theis said
  ◆ Phone: 402-461-3651                                          ◆ Phone: 402-462-0244                                       ◆ Owner/Manager: Lily Nguyen
  ◆ Fax: 402-461-3595                                            ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.ferroneassociates.com                ◆ Phone: 402-461-4337                                           In 1993, the company under-           Michael said the company          he’s doing — particularly on the
  ◆ E-mail/Web site: ec84426@alltel.net                          ◆ Founded: 2001                                             ◆ Founded: 1996
  ◆ Founded: 1985                                                                                                                                                                         went a major change — as it           still services American General      business end of things — look-
                                                                 ◆ Services: Assist businesses and organizations to help
  ◆ Services: Digital multifunctional copiers, fax supplies   them attain their next level of success                          Frontier Ford Lincoln Mercury                              moved locations from the              clients.                             ing toward the future.
and service                                                                                                                  ◆ Address: 3101 Osborne Drive West
                                                                           Fidler Agency Inc.                                ◆ Owner/manager: Paul Spady
                                                                                                                                                                                          Cameron Building, 105 N.                 Being in the financial busi-         “We expect the company to
          Fairbanks International
                                                                 ◆ Address: 1710 W. Second St.                               ◆ Employees: 16                                              Hastings Ave., to the Landmark        ness, Theis said that the compa-     keep growing,” he said.
  ◆ Address: 1660 S. Baltimore Ave.                              ◆ Employees: 4                                              ◆ Phone: 402-463-3116
  ◆ Owner/Manager: Jim Fairbanks                                 ◆ Phone: 402-463-6185                                       ◆ Fax: 402-463-3416
  ◆ Employees: 33                                                ◆ Fax: 402-463-3041                                         ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.spadyautos.com
  ◆ Phone: 402-463-0544
  ◆ Fax: 402-463-0258
  ◆ E-mail/Web site: hassales@fairbanksintl.com
  ◆ Founded: 1991
                                                                 ◆ E-mail/Web site: fidleragency@alltel.net
                                                                 ◆ Founded: 1976
                                                                 ◆ Services: Life, health, medigap and supplemental
                                                              insurance and annuities
                                                                                                                             ◆ Founded: 2000
                                                                                                                             ◆ Services: Pre-owned and new car dealer
                                                                                                                                              G & R Repair
                                                                                                                                                                                          Family business evolves into corporation
  ◆ Services: Farm equipment sales
                   Fairplay Park                                 Financial Network Investment
                                                                       Corp of Hastings
                                                                                                                              ◆ Address: 923 W. A St.
                                                                                                                              ◆ Owner/Manager: Gregory Watson and Rachelle
                                                                                                                                                                                             RYNE STEFANKIEWICZ
                                                                                                                                                                                             ebuderus@hastingstribune.com              50 YEAR                          “Our service to the customer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (has allowed us to remain in
  ◆ Address: 1501 S. Burlington Ave.
  ◆ Owner/Manager: Brian Becker                                 ◆ Address: 2700 South Hilltop Road
                                                                                                                           Watson
                                                                                                                              ◆ Employees: 2                                                 What first began as a small               Anniversary                   business),” he said. “We try to
                                                                ◆ Owner/Manager: Greg Jahnke                                  ◆ Phone: 402-463-3437                                       family business in 1960 has
          Family Medical Center                                 ◆ Employees: 2                                                ◆ Founded: 1995                                                                                                                        help out everybody.”
               of Hastings                                      ◆ Phone: 402-462-2002                                         ◆ Services: Small engine and automotive repair to           since evolved into part of a          FleetPride           corporation.       There’s no doubt, Meyer says,
                                                                ◆ E-mail/Web site: jahnkeg@financialnetwork.com            include shocks, struts, tune-ups, fuel system repairs on       national corporation.                 FleetPride is a nationwide com-
   ◆ Address: 1021 W. 14th St.                                  ◆ Founded: 1991                                            vehicles, mowers, weedeaters, snowthrowers, ATVs,                                                                                         that major corporations have
   ◆ Owner/Manager: Dr. Robert Mastin, Dr. James W.             ◆ Services: Independent financial planner/Adviser          boats, jet skis.                                                  This year, FleetPride, 1270 S.     pany with nearly 200 facilities.
Miller, Dr. Kevin Wycoff, Dr. Curtis D. Reimer, Dr. Timothy                                                                                                                                                                                                          changed the truck-servicing
C. Zimmerman and Dr. David J. Schram                                First Dakota National Bank                               G&W Saw and Tool Sharpening                                  Burlington Ave., will be cele-           In 2004, the business moved       industry.
   ◆ Employees: 30                                                                                                                                                                                                              to its current location at 1270 S.
   ◆ Phone: 402-463-2423
                                                                ◆ Address: 2837 W. Hwy. 6                                     ◆ Address: 1522 W. E St.                                    brating its 50th anniversary in                                               “There have been a lot of
   ◆ Fax: 402-463-9697                                                        Fit 4 U Fitness                                 ◆ Owner/Manager: Jim Peirce                                 Hastings.                             Burlington Ave. The new build-
   ◆ E-mail/Web site: gtheisen@windstream.net                                                                                 ◆ Phone: 402-463-0166                                                                                                                  smaller people that have
   ◆ Founded: 1955                                              ◆ Address: 840 Creighton Ave.                                 ◆ Founded: 1994                                                Hastings Diesel Service was        ing is about three times as large    dropped out, and the bigger
   ◆ Services: Family practice                                  ◆ Owner/Manager: Stacie Widhelm                               ◆ Services: Saw and tool sharpening service, welding        first started by Andrew and
                                                                ◆ Founded: 2007                                            repair, ornamental iron work
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                as its former location, said         fleets have taken over,” he said.
  Farm Bureau Financial Services                                ◆ Services: 1-on-1, in-home personal training; Hastings                                                                   Nina Holt, servicing heavy-duty       branch manager Randy Meyer,             Fuel prices have also been a
                                                              Adventure Boot Camp for women                                              Gallery Auto Sales
  ◆ Address: 1902 W. Second St.
                                                                ◆ Did business return Outlook form: No
                                                                                                                                                                                          trucks and trailers and selling a     who has been with the business       major obstacle for trucking
  ◆ Owner/Manager: Rodney (manager) and Kim Hunt                                                                             ◆ Address: 107 W. J St.
  ◆ Employees: 8                                                  Five Points Bank of Hastings                                                                                            limited number of supplies at a       for the past 30 years.               companies to deal with. As a
  ◆ Phone: 402-462-2920
                                                                                                                                                GameStop                                  small shop at 219 W. J St.
  ◆ Fax: 402-462-5033                                           ◆ Address: 2815 Osborne Drive W.                             ◆ Address: 4103 Osborne Dr. W.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   That move has helped the          result of higher fuel costs, many
  ◆ E-mail/Web site: rod.huntefbfs.com                          ◆ Owner/Manager: Terry Anstine                                                                                            Andrew serviced the trucks at         business expand.
                                                                ◆ Employees: 37                                                    Garden Cafe and Bakery                                                                                                            companies have cut back on the
  ◆ Founded: 1948
                                                                ◆ Phone: 402-462-2228
                                                                                                                                                                                          the shop, while Nina main-               “We seem to stay busy,”
  ◆ Services: Insurance and financial services and Farm                                                                      ◆ Address: 2201 Osborne Drive E., Holiday Inn                tained the books at home.                                                  number of trucks they have out
                                                                ◆ Fax: 402-462-9540
Bureau Bank, crop insurance and B.C. B.S. health insur-
                                                                ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.5pointsbank.com
                                                                                                                             ◆ Owner/Manager: Shawn & Katy Gibson                                                               Meyer said. “We moved to this        on the road. And that has led to
ance.                                                                                                                        ◆ Employees: 95                                                 In 1970, the couple’s son,
                                                                ◆ Founded: 2000                                              ◆ Phone: 402-463-8387                                        Don, became manager of the            location, which has helped us.”      fewer trucks needing service.
         Farm Bureau Insurance                                  ◆ Services: Full service bank                                ◆ Fax: 402-461-8101
  ◆ Address: 2727 W. Second St., No. 324                                                                                                                                                  business when it was incorpo-            While some family-owned              “Trucks don’t run if they
                                                                  Five Points Bank of Hastings                               ◆ Founded: 1993
  ◆ Owner/manager: Ray Bunnell and Donna Bunnell                                                                             ◆ Services: Family restaurant, convention center, and        rated. Don’s brother, Jim, also       businesses may shy away from         don’t have to,” Meyer said.
  ◆ Phone: 402-462-6866                                         ◆ Address: 320 S. Burlington Ave.
  ◆ Fax: 402-462-6809                                           ◆ Phone: 402-462-2228
                                                                                                                           sports bar
                                                                                                                                                                                          joined the family business in         corporations, Meyer said the            Despite some of these obsta-
  ◆ Services: Insurance                                         ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.5pointsbank.com                                     Garden Gnomes                                  1977 to focus on the parts busi-      change has been good for the         cles, Meyer said he doesn’t see
       Farmer’s Insurance Group                                   Five Points Bank of Hastings                                ◆ Address: 1614 W, Fifth St.
                                                                                                                                                                                          ness. Meanwhile, Andrew con-          Hastings business. He credits        the company slowing down
                                                                                                                              ◆ Owner/Manager: Carmen Engelhardt
  ◆ Address: 813 W. Third St.                                   ◆ Address: 322 N. St. Joseph Ave.                                                                                         tinued to focus on the service        that to the business’ longevity      anytime soon. And FleetPride
                                                                                                                              ◆ Phone: 402-469-0641
  ◆ Owner/Manager: Larry R. Schanaman                           ◆ Phone: 402-462-2228
                                                                                                                              ◆ Founded: 2008                                             end of things.                        and the fact that the business       looks forward to continuing to
  ◆ Phone: 402-461-3280                                         ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.5pointsbank.com
                                                                                                                              ◆ Services: Landscaping services including design,
  ◆ Fax: 402-461-3292                                                       Five Star Molding                              installation, and maintenance                                     In 1999, Hastings Diesel           remains focused on its service to    service truckers in the Hastings
  ◆ Owner/Manager: lschanaman@farmersagent.com
  ◆ Founded: 1999                                               ◆ Address: 1503 I St.                                                 Please see 2010/page S20                            Service became part of the            its customers.                       area for many years to come.




    Airgas. You’ll find it with us.
    Airgas, Inc. is the largest U.S. distributor of
    industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related
    hardgoods, such as welding supplies. Airgas is
    also a leading U.S. distributor of safety products,
    the largest U.S. producer of nitrous oxide and dry
    ice, the largest liquid carbon dioxide producer in
    the Southeast, and a leading distributor of process
    chemicals, refrigerants and ammonia products.

       GASES                                                                                        WELDING PRODUCTS                                                                         SAFETY PRODUCTS                                          TOOLS & HARDWARE
       • Industrial Gases                                                                           • Filler Metal                                                                           • Clothing                                               • Cutting Tools
       • Liquid Nitrogen,                                                                           • Misc. Welding                                                                          • Environmental                                          • Abrasives
        Oxygen & Argon                                                                                Equipment                                                                              • Ergonomics & Fall
                                                                                                                                                                                               Protection                                             • Industrial Brushes
       • Medical Gases                                                                              • Welders & Accessories
                                                                                                                                                                                             • Head, Eye & Face                                       • Machine Tools
                                                                                                    • Welding Support                                                                          Protection
       • Specialty Gases                                                                              Equipment                                                                                                                                       • MRO & Plant
                                                                                                                                                                                             • Fire Equipment                                           Maintenance
       GAS EQUIPMENT                                                                                MEDICAL PRODUCTS                                                                         • First Aid                                              • Industrial Coatings/
       • Specialty Gas                                                                              • Dental Nasal Masks                                                                     • Footwear
         Equipment                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Paint
                                                                                                    • Durable Medical                                                                        • Gloves
                                                                                                      Equipment                                                                                                                                       OTHER PRODUCTS
       • Welding Gas Equipment                                                                                                                                                               • Hearing Protection
                                                                                                    • Medical Regulators                                                                                                                              • Training Tapes &
       • Gas Equipment                                                                                                                                                                       • Monitors & Calibration                                   Literature
         Accessories                                                                                • Sodalime                                                                                 Equipment
                                                                                                    • Medical Support                                                                        • Respiratory Protection
                                                                                                      Equipment & Supplies                                                                   • Area Protection



                                                                                                                                                                        101 East J St. • Hastings, NE 68901
                                                                                                                                                                                  402-463-4400
                                                                                                                                                                                  www.airgas.com
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Expansion benefits                                                                                                           2010: Business directory
Earl May business                                                          Continued from page S19
                                                                             Garlock Glass Service, L.L.C.
                                                                             ◆ Address: 101 E. Second St.
                                                                             ◆ Owner/Manager: Willard Garlock
                                                                                                                                            ◆ Employees: 1
                                                                                                                                            ◆ Phone: 402-462-8757
                                                                                                                                            ◆ Fax: 402-462-8758
                                                                                                                                            ◆ Founded: 1996
                                                                                                                                            ◆ Services: Sales and repair of outdoor power equip-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ◆ Employeees: 12
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ◆ Phone: 402-463-4543
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ◆ Founded: 1981
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ◆ Services: Restaurant featuring pizza delivery and buffet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Goldenrod Cafe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ◆ Services: Wholesale foods-Barrel of Fun, Vic's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Popcorn, Regency Coffee, Mi Mama Tortillas,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Keebler/Kellogg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Great White Shredding
                                                                             ◆ Phone: 402-463-1779                                        ment                                                                                                                               ◆ Address: 1039 S. Burlington Ave.
   RYNE STEFANKIEWICZ
   ebuderus@hastingstribune.com             50 YEAR                          ◆ Founded: 1994
                                                                             ◆ Services: Full service glass shop
                                                                                                                                                   General Counseling, LLC                                  ◆ Address: 1616 E. South St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ◆ Owner/Manager: Nancy Bosle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ◆ Owner/Manager: Woodward’s Disposal Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ◆ Phone: 402-462-9252
   Earl May started a nursery               Anniversary                               Garrett Tires & Treads
                                                                                                                                             ◆ Address: 215 S. Burlington Ave.
                                                                                                                                             ◆ Owner/Manager: Cyndee Fintel
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ◆ Employees: 11
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ◆ Phone: 402-461-4999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ◆ Fax: 402-463-7630
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ◆ E-mail/Web site: jeffmccoy@woodwarddisposal.com
business in Shenandoah, Iowa,                                                 ◆ Address: 1007 E. South St.                                   ◆ Employees: 5                                                 ◆ Founded: 1997                                                  ◆ Founded: 2009
                                                                              ◆ Owner/Manager: Mike Garrett, owner; Larry Weiss              ◆ Phone: 402-463-6811                                          ◆ Services: Restaurant serving country-style breakfasts          ◆ Services: On-site mobil destruction, shredding serv-
in 1919. As his business grew,       placed in a sawdust mixture           and Tony Brazenski, managers                                      ◆ Fax: 402-463-6847                                          and lunches                                                     ice
                                     and sold. Today all plants are           ◆ Employees: 5                                                 ◆ E-mail/Web site: Cyndee@generalcounseling.com
he looked to expand it into                                                                                                                  ◆ Founded: 2000                                               Good Samaritan Society - Village                                                  Gremco Inc.
                                                                              ◆ Phone: 402-463-6222
Nebraska.                            grown and sold in containers.            ◆ Fax: 402-463-6222                                            ◆ Services: Counseling or therapy for individuals, cou-               Home Health                                              ◆ Owner/Manager: Robert Wallace
                                                                              ◆ Founded: 1997                                             ples, families, teens, children and christian counseling                                                                          ◆ Phone: 402-463-5617
   In 1960, May chose to place       The current system has                                                                                                                                                 ◆ Address: 926 E. E Street
                                                                              ◆ Service: Tires, tire service, automotive service, fluid           General Nutrition Center                                  ◆ Owner/Manager: Evangelical Lutheran Good                              Guarantee Electric Co.
a nursery in Hastings. The           increased survival rates for          service, fleet service on job site, alignment, brakes                                                                          Samaritan Society
                                                                                                                                             ◆ Address: 4103 Osborne Drive West                                                                                             ◆ Address: 1524 W. Eighth St.
business is still here 50 years      plants, Nienhueser said.                      Gary Michael’s Clothiers                                  ◆ Owner/Manager: Beau Huffman                                  ◆ Employees: 8
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ◆ Phone: 402-463-3181 Ext. 213                                  ◆ Employees: 9
                                        Another change Nienhueser            ◆ Address: 642 W. Second St.                                    ◆ Employees: 3                                                                                                                 ◆ Phone: 402-463-4586
later.                                                                                                                                       ◆ Phone: 402-462-2450                                          ◆ Fax: 402-460-3206
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ◆ Founded: 1914
                                                                             ◆ Owner/Manager: Trish Ludemann and Tamy Valentin                                                                              ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.good-sam.com
   The company originally was        has noticed more recently is an         ◆ Phone: 402-463-9881                                           ◆ Fax: 402-462-2954
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ◆ Founded: 1996                                                 ◆ Services: Provide electrical services for residential,
                                                                             ◆ Fax: 402-463-9882                                             ◆ Founded: 1996                                                                                                              commerical, industrial, and agricultural projects.
located at 309 N. Burlington         increase in first-time gardeners.                                                                       ◆ Services: Health Supplements, products and informa-          ◆ Services: Home care needs facility
                                                                             ◆ E-mail: mnevrivy@alltel.net                                                                                                                                                                              H & M Equipment
Ave. for 10 years. In 1970, it       He credits this to rising food          ◆ Web site: www.garymichaels.biz                             tion                                                                     Good Samaritan Society
                                                                             ◆ Founded: 1983                                                           Geneva State Bank                                                                                                    ◆ Address: 2000 N. Baltimore Ave.
moved to 834 S. Burlington           prices.                                 ◆ Services: Men's clothing; tuxedo retail and rental;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hastings Village                                      ◆ Owner/manager: Randy Stark
                                        “There are a lot of first-time                                                                      ◆ Address: 3602 Cimarron Plz.                                    ◆ Address: 926 E. E St.                                        ◆ Employees: 10
Ave. The business relocated to                                             shoes; women's accent pieces; Brighton women's hand-
                                                                           bags, accessories and jewelry                                    ◆ Owner/Manager: Jeremy M. Anderson                              ◆ Owner/Manager: Kimberly Sear Johansen                        ◆ Phone: 402-463-1304
its present home, 2220 N.            gardeners with the price of                                                                            ◆ Employees: 6                                                   ◆ Employees: 380                                               ◆ Fax: 402-463-2879
                                                                                    Gary Thompson Agency                                    ◆ Services: Banking                                              ◆ Phone: 402-463-3181                                          ◆ Founded: 1946
Kansas Ave., in 1998.                food,” he said. “A lot of people                                                                                                                                        ◆ Fax: 402-460-3206                                            ◆ Services: Sand and gravel; equipment rental
                                                                              ◆ Address: 2727 W. Second St. Ste. 420                           Gessford Machine Shop Inc.
   The current store is four times   are raising their own food.”             ◆ Employees: 36                                                                                                                ◆ E-mail/Web site: gss5030@good-sam.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             H & R Block
                                                                              ◆ Services: Property and casualty, crop, life and health      ◆ Address: 701 W. South St.                                      ◆ Founded: 1957
larger than the previous store.         Although the store remains         insurance.                                                       ◆ Owner/Manager: George C. Anderson                              ◆ Services: Retirement options-apartments/duplexes,            ◆ Address: 1011 W. Second St.
                                     open year-round, the company                                                                           ◆ Employees: 9                                                apartments with services, assisted living, outpatient thera-      ◆ Owner/Manager: Joan Bittfield
The nursery and plant area is six                                                     Gary’s Electric, L.L.C.                               ◆ Phone: 402-463-9844 or 800-829-3448                         py, home health, skilled nursing facility, children's daycare     ◆ Phone: 402-462-5282
times larger.                        does 65 percent of its business          ◆ Address: 222 W. 14th St., Ste. 102                          ◆ E-mail/Web site: george@gessford.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Goodwill Industries                                   ◆ Fax: 402-462-5112
                                                                              ◆ Owner/Manager: Gary Rose                                    ◆ Founded: 1955                                                                                                                 ◆ Services: Tax preparation and electronic filing
   With the extra space at the       from May to June.                                                                                      ◆ Services: Remanufacture gas and diesel engines;                         of Greater Nebraska
                                                                              ◆ Employees: 2                                                                                                                                                                                          Hackler Auto Repair
new location, the company               The nursery does more than            ◆ Phone: 402-463-7363                                       machine shop services, performance engines, industrial
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ◆ Address: 835 S. Burlington Ave. Ste. 112
                                     just sell plants, too. Due to the        ◆ Founded: 2003                                             shaft, welding/grinding repairs, industrial balancing, engine                                                                                and Self Storage
expanded its landscaping sec-                                                 ◆ Services: Residential and commercial electrical con-      parts sales, online catalog for engines for Ford Cobras                       Grace's Locksmith                                    ◆ Address: 810 S. Lincoln Ave.
tion and added patio furniture.      lack of pet specialty stores in the   tracting and service                                                   Gibraltar Packaging, Inc.                                 ◆ Address: 343 W. Second St.                                     ◆ Owner/Manager: Jerry Hackler
                                     area, the store also sells pets and        Gary's Refrigeration Heating                                 ◆ Address: 2000 Summit Ave.                                    ◆ Owner/Manager: Brad Boden                                      ◆ Phone: 402-463-6363
   “The company’s highest                                                                                                                                                                                   ◆ Phone: 402-463-6661                                            ◆ Founded: 1983
                                                                                   and Air Conditioning                                      ◆ Owner/Manager: Richard (Dick) D. Hinrichs, presi-
point was when we moved out          pet supplies.                                                                                        dent; Mark Lessor, vice president and general manager             ◆ E-mail/Web site: keyhusker@yahoo.com                           ◆ Services: Complete auto repair, modern self storage
                                        “(The pet section) makes us a         ◆ Address: 131 S. Minnesota                                    ◆ Employees: 164                                               ◆ Founded: 1945                                               facility, ASE master technician
to this location,” store manager                                              ◆ Owner/Manager: Gary Ernst                                    ◆ Phone: 402-463-1366                                          ◆ Services: Sales and service of locks, keys, safes,
                                     little more unique,” Nienhueser                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Hair Shop
Doug Nienhueser said. “We can                                                 ◆ Employees: 4                                                 ◆ Fax: 402-463-2467                                          door closers and related items
                                                                              ◆ Phone: 402-463-4590                                          ◆ E-mail/Web site: lschroeder@rosmarpackaging.com                            Graham Gallery                                    ◆ Address: 747 S. Burlington
offer way more than we ever          said. “The city stores don’t have        ◆ Fax: 402-462-2756                                            ◆ Founded: 1956                                                                                                                ◆ Owner/Manager: Larry E. Ackerman
could at the other location.         pet sections.”                           ◆ Founded: 1982                                                ◆ Services: Manufactures folding, litho-laminated, and          ◆ Address: 617 W. Second St.                                   ◆ Phone: 402-463-2797
                                                                              ◆ Services: Sales and service of all types of commer-       corrugated cartons, providing products to customers in the         ◆ Owner/Manager: Angela Graham, Sally Buss                     ◆ Founded: 1972
That year was the best year this        One other factor that makes        cial and residential refrigeration and air conditioning and    food, paper and allied products, pharmaceutical and medic-         ◆ Employees: 3                                                 ◆ Services: Shampoos, conditioners, gels, sprays, hair-
                                     Earl May unique in Hastings is        heating, ductwork, gas piping and radiant heat                 inal, automotive, household, and industrial markets                ◆ Phone: 402-463-2555                                        cuts
store has ever had.”                                                                                                                                                                                         ◆ E-mail/Web site: grahamgallery@alltel.net
   The company’s trade is natu-      that it’s the only full-time nurs-               Gaspers Construction                                           Gingerbread Daycare                                     ◆ Founded: 1996                                                             Hallett Chem-Dry
                                                                             ◆ Address: 825 South Shore Drive                                           and Preschool                                        ◆ Services: Art gallery and custom frame shop, art             ◆ Address: 801 N. Hastings Ave. No. 107
rally susceptible to weather con-    ery located in the city.                ◆ Owner/Manager: John Gaspers                                                                                                classes
                                                                                                                                            ◆ Address: 2201 W. Second St.                                                                                                       Halloran Battery & Electric
ditions. Nienhueser said the            “As far as year-round nurs-          ◆ Employees: 3
                                                                                                                                            ◆ Owner/Manager: Connie Lewis                                           Graham Tire Company
                                                                             ◆ Phone: 402-463-4077                                          ◆ Employees: 15                                                                                                                  ◆ Address: 2001 W. Second St.
weather has presented the com-       eries, besides a garden center,         ◆ Fax: 402-463-4077                                                                                                            ◆ Address: 338 W. Second St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ◆ Owner/Manager: Rich Halloran
                                                                                                                                            ◆ Phone: 402-463-2444
                                     we are the only one,” he said.          ◆ Founded: 1981                                                ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.gingerbreaddaycare.org                                    Grand Motel                                     ◆ Employees: 5
pany with some of its most try-                                              ◆ Services: General contractor                                 ◆ Founded: 1981                                                                                                                  ◆ Phone: 402-462-9012
ing times. A hailstorm four             In order to be a year-round                  Gastmann Pest Control                                  ◆ Services: Preschool and daycare                               ◆ Address: 201 E. J St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ◆ Fax: 402-462-9040
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ◆ Owner/Manager: Raju Bhakta, owner; Jim Sorenson,
years ago was especially chal-       facility, the company specially         ◆ Address: 739 Briggs Ave.                                                     Gion Exteriors                                manager                                                            ◆ Founded: 1951
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ◆ Employees: 5                                                   ◆ Services: Automotive and light truck service and
lenging.                             trains its employees. Full-time        Gateway Realty of Hastings, Inc.                                 ◆ Address: 1331 W. Seventh St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ◆ Phone: 402-463-1369                                         repair
                                                                                                                                             ◆ Owner/Manager: Richard Gion
   “The storm cleaned out the        employees attend three semi-            ◆ Address: 815 N. Marian Rd.                                    ◆ Employees: 4                                                 ◆ Fax: 402-463-6906                                                   Hastings Anesthesiology
                                                                             ◆ Owner/Manager: Bob Poppe and Eileen Penrose                   ◆ Phone: 402-461-6646                                          ◆ Founded: 1958
entire plant section and the         nars per year to learn about new        ◆ Employees: 4                                                                                                                 ◆ Services: Motel                                                          Associates PC
                                                                                                                                             ◆ Fax: 402-461-3277
nursery,” Nienhueser said. “We       techniques, fertilizer tips, new        ◆ Phone: 402-463-4561                                           ◆ E-mail/Web site: rich@gionexteriors.com                         Great Plains Chrysler Dodge                                  ◆ Address: 420 W. Fifth St., Ste. 101
                                                                             ◆ Fax: 402-463-4564                                             ◆ Founded: 1993                                                                                                                ◆ Owner/Manager: Drs. John R. Dungan and Mark
had to haul everything out and       plants and new seed varieties.          ◆ E-mail/Web site: gate-                                        ◆ Services: Replacement windows, seamless gutters,             ◆ Address: 2800 N. U.S. Highway 281
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ◆ Owner/Manager: Mike Spady                                   Brosnihan
bring all new stuff in.”             Part-time employees attend one        wayrealestate@windstream.net
                                                                             ◆ Founded: 1971
                                                                                                                                          siding and trim systems
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ◆ Employees: 20                                                 ◆ Employees: 15
                                     seminar each year.                                                                                                        Git ‘N Split                                 ◆ Phone: 402-463-3104                                           ◆ Phone: 402-463-9841
   The nursery has switched                                                  ◆ Services: Real estate sales: residential, property man-                                                                                                                                      ◆ Fax: 402-463-9846
                                                                           agement, farm, commercial                                        ◆ Address: 819 E South St.                                      ◆ Fax: 402-463-4223
buildings three times through           The company’s year-round                                                                            ◆ Owner/Manager: Marlene Wilson                                 ◆ Founded: 1965                                                 ◆ Founded: 1983
                                     and specialty service has kept          Geiger & Dietze Ophthalmology                                  ◆ Employees: 8                                                  ◆ Services: New and used car sales and service, body            ◆ Services: Medical care
its history, but it also has
                                                                              ◆ Address: 715 N. Kansas Ave., Ste. 300                       ◆ Phone: 402-463-9797                                         shop services                                                               Hastings Area
changed the way it grows and         customers coming back for 50             ◆ Owner/Manager: Drs. G.F. Geiger and P.J. Dietze             ◆ Services: Retail                                                     Great Platte Distributing
                                     years. Nienhueser appreciates            ◆ Phone: 402-462-9009                                                                                                                                                                                Chamber of Commerce
sells plants.                                                                 ◆ Founded: 1995                                                               Glur’s Roofing                                  ◆ Address: 601 S. Rhode Island                                  ◆ Address: 301 S. Burlington Ave.
   In the 1960s and 1970s, all       the town of Hastings for its sup-        ◆ Services: Eye care specialists — a medical and sur-         ◆ Address: 410 S. California Ave.                               ◆ Owner/Manager: Darryl Parde                                   ◆ Employees: 6
                                                                           gical group                                                      ◆ Owner/Manager: Mike Glur                                      ◆ Employees: 4                                                  ◆ Phone: 402-461-8400
plants were grown bare-root.         port.                                                                                                                                                                  ◆ Phone: 402-463-3354                                           ◆ Fax: 402-461-4400
                                                                                             Gene’s Repair                                               Godfather’s Pizza                                  ◆ Fax: 402-463-3810
This is a process where a plant is      “The town has supported us                                                                                                                                                                                                          ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.hastingschamber.com
                                                                             ◆ Address: 820 W. 17th St.                                     ◆ Address: 1008 S. Burlington Ave.                              ◆ E-mail/Web site: greatplatte@alltel.net
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Harman: Cookie business keeps growing                                                                                                                                                                           Courtesy
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Continued from page S14                         Eileen’s main inspirations in busi-      she’s worked into those systems over                                                                               was the
hire enough people to help you,”             ness were her former boss, Woody Fry,       the years and kept everything organ-                                                                               first
                                             for whom she worked as a secretary;         ized,” Tony said.                                                                                                  employee
Eileen said. “You’ve got to be very con-                                                                                                                                                                    of Eileen’s
scientious about keeping your cus-           and her father, Paul Gartner, who she          Tony, 29, has worked with Eileen for                                                                            Colossal
tomers happy and what it takes to do         said was a good businessman. Gartner        three years now and helps her contin-                                                                              Cookies.
that. Might be some extra work on            worked as a real estate broker.             ue to tweak procedures and other                                                                                   Flohrs and
your part, but then the payoffs are             “He had worked his way up to that.       aspects of the business.                                                                                           Eileen
worth it.”                                   He only went through eighth grade of           Gabe Harman, Eileen’s elder son at                                                                              Harman
   However, Eileen has paid attention        school, and then farmed and worked          32, just started with the business in                                                                              pose for a
to the difference between dedication         construction,” she said. “Just in gener-    November and is in training at the                                                                                 photograph
                                             al, they are successful people I’ve         Hastings store.                                                                                                    with a
and being a workaholic, she said.                                                                                                                                                                           cookie in
                                             always admired.”                               Eileen said her goals for the future
   “I will sometimes work long hours                                                                                                                                                                        the early
                                                The same organizational and plan-        are to keep her own stores doing well
when you need to. But, my kids both          ning skills that made Eileen successful                                                                                                                        days of the
wrestled in high school — I never                                                        and to continue to sell franchises.                                                                                business.
                                             as a secretary also contributed to her
missed wrestling events. I do things I                                                      She has added franchises slowly over
                                             entrepreneurial success, she said. These
enjoy doing. I definitely am not what        skills continue to be noticed by every-     the years, to the point that it has not     Dec. 3 at 8410 S. 73rd Plaza in Papillion.   we get, which I think is a testament to
you’d call a workaholic,” she said. “I’m     one who works with her.                     been overwhelming to her. Now, she             Tonniges said the amount of support       how much they want to be successful,”
very dedicated to what I do, and that’s         “Besides the obvious, that she had a     believes the business can handle about      she’s received from Eileen, Tony and         Tonniges said.
why it’s successful.”                        lot of drive and ambition, I think one of   two new franchises per year.                other corporate staff has been tremen-         She noted that Eileen’s company
   Eileen said the largest obstacle to her   the things that’s made her so successful       The company does not actively adver-     dous. They helped her with everything        pays close attention to quality and cus-
business over time has been finding          is her attention to detail and her organ-   tise its franchise opportunities, but       from choosing a location to training         tomer service.
good help for her stores.                    ization,” said Tony Harman, Eileen’s        instead has information available on its    her employees to preparing for the             “That’s two things that drew me to
   “It goes in spells, it seems like. It’s   younger son who now is franchise            Web site, www.eileenscookies.com.           Valentine’s Day rush.                        them, too,” she said. “They don’t real-
just, in general, hard to find good help.    director of Eileen’s Colossal Cookies.         Hastings native Emily Tonniges, 31,         “I’ve talked to other people who own      ly budge on those things, and I really
Currently, we have some very good               “There’s no chaos, I guess, involved     owns the newest Eileen’s Colossal           franchises, and they’re just kind of         think that’s what’s going to make us
help that we’re happy with,” she said.       with it. And that’s a testament to how      Cookies franchise. Her store opened         shocked at the amount of support that        successful.”


Anderson: Hastings man gets things moving
Continued from page S13                      that as one of the next economic devel-     been even more events added.
   “George is a true entrepreneur in the     opment opportunities for our commu-            “I’m very fortunate to have him here,”
fact that he takes his visions and works     nity to grow,” Haussler said. “We were      Anderson said. “It’s gonna take more
at them until they become reality,” he       able to get with the land owner to          people because I can’t do everything.”
said. “I think you can see that especial-    acquire the land and carry it to let           While it may take more than just
ly when you look at MPH. There’s an          George get started.”                        George to run the track, Anderson does-
example of a pure entrepreneur. He              Today, Anderson said he’s proud to       n’t just spend his time at Gessford’s or
had a love for something, and he             say he has paid off the loan to HEDC        the track. He is involved in numerous
worked at it until it became a reality.”     and now owns the property through           boards, committees and organizations
   It was Anderson’s vision and his love     revenue from the track and funds from       throughout the community.
of Cobras as a Shelby dealer that got        the numerous investors.                        And he loves donating his time.
Anderson into even thinking of the              Anderson admits that he can’t do            His parents were able to donate
idea for a road course racetrack in          this alone. Things in this community        money to the community as the own-
Adams County.                                only happen with the help of those          ers of Western Land Roller. Anderson                                                                     BRENT McCOWN/Tribune
   It was while testifying before the
                                             who are willing, he said.                   said that while he can’t always do that,    George Anderson poses with a 2006 heritage edition GT Ford (left), 1953
Nebraska Legislature on a bill regarding
the licensing of kit cars that Anderson         “I know someday it will be very very     he can give of himself.                     Jaguar (center) and 1993 replica of a 1966 Shelby Cobra in a warehouse
brought up the idea of a place to test       successful,” Anderson said of the track.       “I don’t have the Land Roller or any     Oct. 12, 2006.
and race these vehicles.                     “Right now it’s on a roll, but it still     economic engine like that to donate,”
                                             takes some TLC with new partners and        he said. “So eventually you say, ‘What      the concept just snowballed, and             $4,000 so Anderson could buy a snow
   While the bill for the kit cars never
                                             people who are interested.”                 I can give is time.’ And sometimes your     Anderson was putting up decorations          machine to make snow for Hastings
amounted to much, the idea of a track
did.                                            The 2.3-mile road course opened in       time is worth more than money.”             for holidays throughout the year.            children to play in.
   Anderson first proposed building the      August 2006 to a crowd of more than            One of Anderson’s contributions to          “I took liberty with it and I just          “These are people who get together
                                             125 people. The Rocky Mountain              the community is the time he takes to       adopted it,” Anderson said of the proj-      and put focus on getting things done,”
track adjacent to the Hastings                                                                                                                                                    Anderson said.
Municipal Airport. However, protests         Vintage Racers conducted the first race     decorate around Fisher Fountain for         ect. “I just did it. Nobody asked me to
                                             on the track that weekend and have          holidays throughout the year.               do all this. I just do it.”                    Haussler said that while many peo-
from the surrounding home owners                                                                                                                                                  ple have helped Anderson out over the
stopped that proposal dead in its tracks.    come back every year since.                    It started after Sept. 11, when             A few years later, a few of Anderson’s
                                                                                                                                                                                  years, it’s Anderson who’s had the ideas
   Eventually Dee Haussler, executive           Today, events are conducted on the       Anderson was approached about some          friends gathered money for him to pur-       to begin with.
director of the Hastings Economic            track almost every weekend through          Christmas decorations that needed to        chase the large blow-up pumpkin that           “He’s a great thinker-outside-the-
Development Corp., proposed proper-          the summer and throughout the week,         be preserved for the community.             is used at the downtown Trick-or-Treat       box and a great supporter of things
ty at the intersection of U.S. Highway 6     as well.                                       Eventually, Anderson was given the       event every year.                            going on in the community,” Haussler
and Showboat Boulevard.                         With the addition of Ken Brown, the      decorations that now adorn the foun-           That same winter some other friends       said. “He’s one of the most likable
   “Our board of directors just accepted     new track manager, there also have          tain each Christmas. Soon thereafter,       rounded up between $3,000 and                guys in the business.”




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Warehouse turns into successful Landmark Center office space
                                                       25 YEAR
       RYNE STEFANKIEWICZ                                                                  space today and Finnigsmier said FSA          Center home. The Center is at 97 per-      reached 100 percent occupancy in the
       ebuderus@hastingstribune.com                                                        & NRCS and The Landmark Center are            cent occupancy. All but two small          mid-1990s. Finnigsmier said this was
  Bob Finningsmier had a vision 25
years ago when he purchased a 67,000-                  Anniversary                         working on their next lease right now.
                                                                                              FSA & NRCS was in two different loca-
                                                                                                                                         office suites are currently occupied
                                                                                                                                         Finningsmier said.
                                                                                                                                                                                    the Center’s highest point over the past
                                                                                                                                                                                    25 years and business has remained
square-foot warehouse on the western                                                       tions 25 years ago, and wanted to be in         “In rentals, (97 percent occupancy) is   fairly steady. He said the Center has
end of Second Street in Hastings.             St., and this year, it will be celebrating   one location with improved facilities. That   good,” Finnigsmier said.                   never suffered an extremely tough time
  Finningsmier didn’t want the build-         its 25th anniversary.                        is where the Landmark Center came in.           The Landmark Center’s location on        in terms of occupancy percentage.
ing to be used as a warehouse.                   “It just kind of snowballed,”                “We designed the offices and               the western edge of Hastings hasn’t           “I can’t really name a low point,” he
  Instead, he planned to redevelop it         Finnigsmier said.                            arranged the rooms exactly the way            hurt business, and Finnigsmier said he     said. “At least an extremely low point.
into an area he could rent as office space.      The company’s first tenant, Farm          they wanted them,” Finnigsmier said.          has enjoyed watching that part of          Our business has been steady, and it
  Finningsmier turned that space into         Service Agency & Natural Resource               The original tenant is just one of 38      town grow and develop.                     has been good. We have been nearly
the Landmark Center, 2727 W. Second           Conservation Service, still rents office     tenets that currently call the Landmark         At its peak, The Landmark Center         full all the time.”



Boyd: Growth requires sacrifice                                                                                                   Hoff: Man builds off beaten path
                                                                                                                                 Continued from page S15                        on South Burlington,” he said. “A lot of
Continued from page S13                   enjoyed them. I saw what they had         “It gives us a little more leverage.”           Neal managed the first store and con-       the retail activity was on South
   “At the time, it was an opportu-       done and wanted to be the same               Without risk, Pat said, it’s hard         tinued to seek out an opportunity for          Burlington.”
nity and I always enjoyed it,” he         way.”                                     to accomplish anything in busi-              expansion.                                        When a 7-11 store at Third Street and
said. “I got the opportunity to be           It was amazing, Pat said, to           ness.                                           In 1985, Neal found out about proper-       Burlington Avenue became available,
near family again. There’s just           watch the business start out just            “Unless someone takes a risk and          ty becoming available in Hastings at 202       Neal purchased the building along with
something about the business that         selling carbonated soft drinks. Now       a chance, it doesn’t create jobs and         E. Second St., where he built his second       one in Lexington and turned them into
gets in your blood. I felt like I had     it sells every Pepsi product avail-       it doesn’t make opportunity for              store.                                         Uncle Neal’s stores.
something to contribute and I             able.                                     others,” he said.                               Two years later, Neal bought a truck           His most recent addition has been the
helped on the production.”                   It helps, Tim said, that the busi-        Scott Pfetze, Controller for Pepsi-       stop along the interstate near Henderson,      store in Kenesaw, which brought the total
   Pat said their parents, Frank Jr.,     ness is tied into one of the largest      Cola Bottling Co., came to the               but it didn’t turn out to be a successful      to eight stores in Hastings and south cen-
and Norma, instilled a strong work        corporations in the food industry.        business from Lincoln in 1997.               venture. Neal said the lack of experience      tral Nebraska.
ethic in all of their children.              “They’re constantly innovating,”          Pfetze had worked for Pepsi in            operating a truck stop caused it to fail          “We’re always looking for an opportu-
                                          Tim said.                                 Lincoln from 1971 until 1993.                and he sold it six years later.                nity to expand,” he said. “We want to
   “It’s one of those things you car-
                                             He joked that he and Pat accuse           “I think the owners are commit-              The fourth store was built in Ravenna       continue to add more stores.”
ried through as a family and you
                                          Pepsi of just “throwing ideas up          ted to the business,” Pfetze said.           in 1989, followed a few years later with          Neal also realized his dream of bringing
strive to make the business a suc-                                                                                               the purchase of a former Texaco station        his brothers into the business. By 1986,
                                          against the wall and seeing what          “They’re hands on. They work here
cess,” he said. “We hope as the                                                                                                  at Ninth Street and Marian Road, which         his brother, Jerry, had joined the compa-
                                          sticks.” Although he said it’s appar-     everyday. They aren’t vacant from
future comes, maybe our kids              ent Pepsi officials know what             the operation so they’re commit-             was remodeled into the second Hastings         ny, followed by Craig in 2000.
would want to continue that suc-          they’re doing.                            ted to making it successful.”                store.                                            “They are experts at operating retail
cess.”                                       “By golly, they work at it because        Tim knew about his background                Around 1998, a deal was made for the        outlets,” he said. “Each of us lend our
   Pat said he has thoroughly             they know there’s a life cycle in         in the industry and asked him to             property at 734 S. Burlington Ave., mark-      knowledge and experience to formulate
enjoyed being part owner of the           every product and they’ve got to          join Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co.                 ing the third Hastings store.                  our plans to go forward. It’s really a good
family business and the freedoms          have something coming on, some-              “Once this is in your blood, it’s            “We made a decision we wanted to be         fit for all of us.”
that allows.                              thing slipping so they’ve got to          in your blood,” Pfetze said. “First
   “The disadvantages are all the         have something else ready to go           of all, it’s unique. When you tell
extra hours you put in to make
sure it’s running correctly and also
                                          up,” Tim said.
                                             Like any business, he said, risk
                                                                                    people you work for Pepsi Cola, it’s
                                                                                    identifiable.”
                                                                                                                                 Allen’s: Superstore focuses on service
taking care of the customers,” he         has been a big part of the busi-             Pat said the brothers continue to         Continued from page S14                        think, ‘What can I eat today that will
said. “We have a very good staff of       ness’s success.                           work there full-time.                           “We’re dressing up the deli with new,       make me feel better tomorrow?’ or ‘What
employees who give a lot of extra            The company’s biggest decision,           “I think a lot of it has to do with       radically advanced cases,” Erik said.          can I eat today that will make me live
effort to make sure our customers         he said, was made 26 years ago in         the owners themselves, just the              “We’ll have a bigger selection of hot food     longer?’ That’s why we’re going to
are taken care of and everything          1984. The Boyds joined a partner-         direction they have sent everybody
goes smoothly for everyone.”                                                                                                     and cold salads. We’re looking at LED          become more heavily involved with the
                                          ship that purchased Pepsi-Cola of         in,” Thomsen said of the business’s          lighting, also.”                               gourmet health food circuit.”
   Plenty of the business’s employ-       Lincoln.                                  success.
ees have chosen to make it a                                                                                                        The store also will carry a vastly             Friendly and attentive customer service
                                             “God bless my mom,” he said.              Tim admits he’s made his share
career, including warehouse and                                                                                                  expanded selection of gourmet health           associates continue to be the store’s defin-
                                          “She was the one who bet the fam-         of bad business decisions. When
operations manager Gary                                                                                                          foods in the coming weeks. Foods that          ing trademark, asserting an identity that
                                          ily farm. It paid off.”                   that happens, he said, it’s just
Thomsen. He began working there              That partnership now also owns         important to keep trying.                    are gluten free and salt free have             sets its apart from its fiercest competitor,
in 1968 when he was still a stu-          Pepsi distribution centers in Sioux          “You can do that with any deci-           become hugely popular in recent years,         Erik said.
dent at Central Community                 City, Iowa, Topeka, Kan., and             sion you make but it’s made how              creating a new niche market that con-             “We have labor here to help people
College-Hastings.                         Alliance.                                 are we going to make the best of             tinues to gain momentum in the market          find the items they want,” he said. “Wal-
   “When I started, there were a             “It gave us a little bigger foot-      it,” Tim said. “Eventually you get           place, he said.                                Mart lacks service that Allen’s provides.
couple guys who had about 40              print and part of being part of a         there I guess. You can’t give up. If            “We get more and more requests every        That’s just the way Wal-Mart is struc-
years in and I worked with them           bigger company, you have more             something doesn’t work, you’ve               day for more doors of frozen organic,” he      tured: They save on labor so they can
for a while,” he said. “You just          confidence to take risks,” Tim said.      got to try something else.”                  said. “More and more people every day          make more profit.”




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