Greencastle Elevator Company
Grain, Hay, Feed, Flour, Seeds, and Coal, Lumber, Millwork, and Builders' Supplies.
One of Greencastle's representative institutions is that of the Greencastle Elevator Company, which for the last twenty years has been doing a large jobbing and retail business throughout the Cumberland Valley. The activities of this institution are many and run in several different lines. They supply the farming and dairy interests of this section with the most complete line carried by any general warehouse in the Valley, as well as furnish a market for all the products of the soil. Their lumber yards and sheds are stocked with such a quantity and variety of dressed and undressed lumber as would be a credit to a city yard. They have just added a planing mill equipped with modern woodworking machinery and are turning out sash, doors, interior finish and store furnishings unsurpassed in quality and workmanship.
The plant of the Greencastle Elevator Company covers about four acres of ground on which are located a 25,000 bushel Grain Elevator, a 600 ton Coal Elevator, Hay Warehouse, Planing Mill, and large lumber and Storage Sheds. They employ about twenty trained men in their various departments.
The most modern and approved cleaning and conveying machinery is installed in the Grain and Coal Elevators and the company is well prepared to take care of the trade of this community. The men at the head of this concern are men of well known business ability and have had many years of experience and business training in their line of trade. They are Jno. A. Diehl, J. Ed. Omwake, Geo. E. Diehl and Chalmers P. Omwake. They are all native of Franklin County, and Chalmers P. Omwake is the active manager of the Greencastle Plant. The Greencastle Elevator Company is one of the solid institutions of the Cumberland Valley and enjoys an enviable reputation in Southern Pennsylvania business circles.
Reprinted from the “INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE OF INDUSTRY”,1913,
reviewing the development of Cumberland Valley, the gateway to the South.
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