Thursday, September 19, 2019

Michigan's Oldest Company?

Sixth generation family owned and operated Northville Lumber in Northville, MI is likely Michigan's oldest continuously operating independently owned company. Congratulations to the Yerkes family on this remarkable accomplishment of 192 years and best wishes for many more years to come!

Monday, September 16, 2019

11 Firms Celebrate 125th Anniversary in 2019

Four 4th generation and one 5th generation family firms are among the 11 companies celebrating their 125th anniversaries this year. Five others are privately owned with just two public. Here they are:

Buckley Shoes Bad Axe, MI Retail footwear

Duarte's Tavern Percadero, CA "American cooking with a Portugese influence" 4th generation

Eikenhout Grand Rapids, MI Lumber and building materials

Frankenmuth Woolen Mill Frankenmuth, MI Wool and wool bedding products

Freese and Nichols Fort Worth, TX Engineering, architecture & construction

Harris Levy New York, NY Retail linens, 4th generation

The Hershey Company Hershey, PA Food and candy (public)

Hershey Creamery Harrisburg, PA Ice cream (closely held public; 4th generation)

Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Grand Rapids, MI Funeral services 5th generation

Miner Enterprises Geneva, IL Manufacture rail car components

Wiedenbeck Madison, WI Metals fabrication 4th generation