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Trainor Grain marks 60 years

Jack Trainor (front) poses with local farmers (left to right) Duke Harms, Ed Harms, John Nance and Tom Stephens / CIFN photo.

FORREST – An area grain company is celebrating 60 years in business.

Several local farmers attended an open house for Trainor Grain and Supply Company last week.

Jack Trainor started the company with his brother and father in August of 1957. Many of the open house attendees congratulated Trainor and the rest of the employees on the milestone.

Trainor appreciates all of the hired help over the years and what he refers to as “unbelievable” customers.

“I’ve just been lucky,” Trainor said. “The good God was with us.”

Tom Stephens worked for Trainor Grain for 27 years and remembers when Trainor originally came to town in a green Chevy station wagon which included several kids and a dog.

“He was good to work for,” said Stephens.

Farmer Duke Harms also recalls the day Trainor and his family moved to the area. He appreciates all the Trainor family has done for the local growers.

“Jack and this elevator have been tremendous assets to the community.”

Trainor Grain serves the communities of Wing, Saunemin, Forrest, Swygert, Dwight, Strawn and Emington. The business specializes in grain drying and storage, grain hauling, fertilizer and chemicals along with distribution and application.

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