1939 - 1939

Butler Manufacturing signed a contract with the U.S. Government to manufacture 14,500 grain storage bins. In order to complete this project, Butler moved into a dilapidated but functional plant in Galesburg. The factory churned out almost 250 storage bins per day and completed the order one day ahead of schedule. The production rates during this time are declared “the stuff of legends.” After completion of the government contract, Butler converted the Galesburg plant for year round use the next year.