Bio: Zbinden, Walter (New Milk Plant - 1928)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon



Surnames: Zbinden


----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) May 3, 1928


Zbinden, Walter (Zbinden New Milk Plant - 3 May 1928)


Walter Zbinden’s newly completed milk plant is shown herewith (no photo with this article) and is now being occupied by his business.  The new plant was built this winter just west of Zbinden’s old factory on West Seventh Street and is one of the most compact and modern milk plants in this section of the state.  Mr. Zbinden’s business long out-grew his old quarters and he started work last fall on a new building. The new plant is of tile and brick construction and faced with ornamental brick. It is 40 x 63 feet in dimension and with the old plant will give the Zbinden milk business ample room.


There is but one floor in the new building.  Offices face Seventh Street, the intake door and can washing room being between the two buildings. The machinery is modern in every particular and power is electric on most of the machines.  The equipment consists of two pasteurizers, one large cooler, two separators, an ice machine and a large refrigerating room.  In the construction of the building and in the purchase of machinery Mr. Zbinden has spared no expense in working toward utmost cleanliness and efficiency, and it is safe to say that his milk plant will be difficult to surpass.


Mr. Zbinden handles an immense volume of milk, every day.  He started as a cheese factory some years ago, but in recent months he has been making casein almost exclusively.  He separates the milk, ships the cream and makes casein of the skin milk and thus is enabled to pay his farmer patrons the top milk price at all times.  He will use his old plant for the making of casein, using the new plant to handle the raw product. This milk plant is one of which Neillsville can justly be proud and is a great addition to the city.



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