The Page Milk Company original Merrill manufacturing building is torn down to make room for new industrial area in town. This spring the Merrill Wisconsin factory of the Page Milk Company was torn down after years of neglect of its most recent owner, and in reflecting on this history of The Page Milk Company in the history of the milk processing industry the local town newspaper, Merrill Foto News, published this reflective look back at the company, its history, and the family’s impact on the industry and Merrill. We appreciate Collin Luck’s research to take a historical look, and be so thorough in his review of the company, family, and history within Merrill’s past. We hope you enjoy the article.
The Page Milk Company – a look back at its impact on Merrill, Wisconsin, the family and the business.
Published Wed, May 11, 2016
Merrill Foto News
Collin Luck, Editor
Merrill takes a look back at the history of one of its foundational industries as the city moves forward in the removal of the original Page Milk Company plant in Merrill, WI. Making room for a new industrial park The Page Milk Company plant is the last of several business’s that were demolished and leveled to facilitate this rehabilitation of the west side of Merrill along the Wisconsin River.
The Page Milk Company came to Merrill in 1925 to help establish milk herds, and develop opportunity for a thriving dairy industry in northern Wisconsin, and the vision of the Page Family and Rowland Page lead the way for this plant to become the largest Evaporated Milk producing company in the US for years. The efforts during world war II allowed for significant growth supplying evaporated milk products to the troops, as well as supporting the needs of a growing population.
The article takes a short editorial visit back at the history of this Merrill industrial leader.Click on the image below to go to the original article (shown below) as written on their website.
Click on the text link above to connect to original Merrill Foto News article re: the closure and demolition of the Merrill Plant, and a history of The Page Milk Company in Merrill Wisconsin.
Below is the actual article as printed and distributed on May 11, 2016