News: Neillsville, Wis. Cheesemakers’
Box Co. (Co. formed - 1913)
Contact: Ann Stevens
Surnames: Daughette, Eide, Stevens,
----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
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
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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