Vol. 1, No. 5
The far-sightedness and confident aggressiveness of UCA's management and
Board of Directors was again expressed
this week by the approval of an investment
of $20,000 in Central Farmers Fertilizer
Company. The Central Farmers organization is cooperatively owned by fifteen
large regional cooperative organizations
in various parts of the United States, including Farmers Union Central Exchange
and Consumers Cooperative Assn.
As a member-stockholder of Central
Farmers, UCA will become a basic manufacturer of fertilizer for the first time
in our history. This means we will no
longer have to depend on low margins as
a distributor. We will have extra margins available from the manufacturing
Central Farmers Fertilizer Company
is now building a $15-1/2 million dollar
phosphate mining and manufacturing plant
near Georgetown, Idaho. It is expected
that production from this new plant will
begin during early 1959. At least part
,of the phosphate fertilizer Utah Coopera-,
tives distribute next year will be "Co-op"
all the way from the mine to the consumer. Co-op phosphate reserves total approximately two hundred million tons of
high grade ore which will be adequate for
at least the first hundred years of operation.
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The latest employee to be hired by UCA
is Bob MacFarlane, a native of Pleasant
Grove. Bob will be the TBA route man
and cover UCA's territory in the new TBA
truck about every two weeks bringing
small automotive supplies to the doorsteps of UCA local co-ops and dealer-
Bob is a graduate of the U of U majoring in business. For the past 15 months
he has been employed by Dun & Bradstreet
as a credit investigator. Of particular
interest to our single gals is the fact that
Bob is also unattached and good looking.
He served two years in the armed services and was in Korea during that conflict.
He is also still a member of the Army Reserve. That's not bad for a guy 26 years
old. We all wish him a welcome and hope
he remains a member of UCA's family
for a long time to come.