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Agri-Cover topic at Rotary Club

Joan Morris, controller for Agri-Cover, updated the Jamestown Rotary club on a new building addition at the business. She was introduced by Rotarian Mike Smyth. Agri-Cover was started out of a garage back in 1981 as a family-owned business. It wa...

 

Joan Morris, controller for Agri-Cover, updated the Jamestown Rotary club on a new building addition at the business. She was introduced by Rotarian Mike Smyth.

Agri-Cover was started out of a garage back in 1981 as a family-owned business. It was moved to an old school building in Courtenay, N.D., and in 1995 relocated to its present location 5 miles north on U.S. Highway 281 in 1995. The present facility has 216,000 square feet, and the new addition will add 56,000 square feet. A new product line will be manufactured in the new space called the Lomax cover. This is a hard cover for the bed of pickup trucks that folds up and is easily removed with a snap device. There is a flat black finish cover and a rough finish cover that will be available.

Morris said 90 percent of Agri-Cover’s customers are outside of North Dakota. The new product line is expected to add 43 fulltime jobs to the business. Agri-Cover makes many products for trucks. It creates all of its marketing materials out of its facility including website, printed materials and YouTube videos.

Mark Sherfy said the annual Wine and Brewhaha which will take place on Thursday, April 27, at Quality Inn.

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Dave Smette said Rotary Peace Universities promote peace around the world. There are six of these around the world that have a major in conflict resolution. Club members were also reminded that in this month during 1955 Rotary took on the project of the elimination of polio. To date there are only three counties that still have this medical problem.

There were two student guests from Jamestown High School: Baylee Hatlewick and Tamika Nitschke. Mindy Schmidt was a guest of Amy Walters. Christian Cairy was a guest of Curt Liechty. Cairy is a new sales associate at Liechty Homes.

Sherfy presided over the meeting. The invocation was given by Steve Berntson. Bob Badal collected “Happy Dollars” to support Rotary projects. Gail Martin led the club in singing with Mark Reeves on the piano.

The April 18 meeting will be introduced by Shelly Miedema. Dave Rogers is the sergeant-of-arms. Nick Schmidt will have the invocation, and Katie Andersen will be the music leader.

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