News: Neillsville, Wis. Cheesemakers’ Box Co. (Co. formed - 1913) 

Contact: Ann Stevens


Surnames: Daughette, Eide, Stevens, Reinhard 

----Source:  Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.)  Feb 20, 1913 

Cheesemakers’ Box Co. (Company formed - 15 Feb 1913) 

Saturday afternoon and evening the cheesemakers of this vicinity held a meeting in Neillsville which is of more than ordinary interest to this city.  At this meeting the Cheesemakers’ Box Co. was organized with a capital stock of $5,000, over half of which is already paid in.  J.B. Daughette was elected president, Harry Eide vice president, Chas. Stevens secretary and manager, and Frank Reinhard treasurer. 

This company had made an arrangement with Mr. Stevens, who owns the Neillsville planing mill, whereby he will devote a portion of the mill to the manufacture of cheese boxes.  The company will supply the raw material and the completed boxes turned out at the mill.  Mr. Stevens binds himself to make a specified number of boxes a week, but is planning on putting on a sufficient crew to make 1000 boxes a day.  This will mean steady work for seven or eight men. 

The cheese box industry should prove a most profitable one for the gentlemen interested.  The 15 or 16 factories in this vicinity use about 2500 boxes a week on the average, so there is a ready market for all the boxes that can be made here.  And at that the cheese industry is being but partially developed and will grow steadily each year.  It is such industries as this that should be welcomed in this city and every inducement and assistance given to them that is possible. 

The company is now ready to buy basswood, ash and elm bolts 31 and 36 inches long and from five inches up in diameter.  Some bolts have already been received and work of sawing and making boxes will start at once. 



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