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D.-Alan Woodbury, proprietor of Woody's Feed and Grain Co., is going into retirement. Woodbury's horse feed factory, which has been in operation for 46 years and has been in operation since 1983, was divested to Scranton Equity and is now formally transferred. Woodsbury said he will be staying on a full-time basis for six month to one year to even out the transition phase, and will be working part-time for an indefinite amount of order on the domestic race horse markets to keep the company's customers there.
Woodbury said the circuits themselves have become a long-term interest and an important commercial area. "He said, "My bro was on the track and I began to fool around and transport a little food to the tracks. "The one thing went to the other and soon we added $6-7 million to our gear just to produce horse feed in a monitored setting.
" Doug Archer, Scranton Equity General Manager, said that his organisation will retain the name of Woody and will continue to run the company as a largely unaffected affiliate. Mr Archer said it was a "joint decision" between the companies to keep Woodbury on board to monitor the transfer and that Scranton Equity would discontinue its own horse feed and take over Woody's product.
"I' m thrilled to be working with Woodbury, who's a very smart man. "Archer said that Scranton Equity is interested in using the transaction to promote its local distribution, particularly in Wyoming and Montana. According to him, the time of the transaction was advantageous as preparation begins for the autumn fodder seasons.
"To do this early in the morning will help us get out and sell and change," Archer said. "Woodbury quoted Scranton Equity's recent experiences and interest in getting its brands up for grabs, and said he hopes the organisation will run its businesses well. In 1978, Woody's head of manufacturing, Rick Woodbury, Alan's boy, began working in his father's factory for the first time and, after "taking a few years off", finally came back to management.
"Rick Woodbury said, "My place here won't be changed and our people won't be changed. "The younger Woodbury said his father's pension was "good for him." "For Woodbury, retiring is an energetic period and will concentrate on the horse that has made his careers. "I' ll help the mill as long as they want me close by, and then I my plans are to breed a horse on the side," he said.
"I' ve just put up a beautiful blockhouse on my little farm and will be running my offices and horse trade from there. "Woodbury said his continuing footprint in the sector should not only smoothen his operations but hopefully add to his durability.