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February 15, 2018 The LedgerFebruary 15, 2018 The Ledger

Bradbury Adds Shift, Working 24/7

Posted 2/15/2018

By Randy Fogg

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DAVID Cox (left), chief executive officer for The Bradbury Company, Inc., headquartered in Moundridge, visits with Maintenance Manager Jake Weir about the installation of a multimillion-dollar automated boring machine at the Moundridge shop.LEDGER PHOTO DAVID Cox (left), chief executive officer for The Bradbury Company, Inc., headquartered in Moundridge, visits with Maintenance Manager Jake Weir about the installation of a multimillion-dollar automated boring machine at the Moundridge shop.

MOUNDRIDGE – Growth is taking place at The Bradbury Company, Inc., in Moundridge.

In 2017, Bradbury started a third shift. Bradbury Chief Executive Officer David Cox said he expected the company to increase its workforce around 10 percent in 2018.

“We brought in personnel from our first and second shifts for training and to provide leadership for our third shift,” Cox said. “We’re running 24 hours a day in our machine and fabrication shops. We are very busy.”

Bradbury has 350 employees in Moundridge and 700 employees worldwide. The business started in 1959.

He noted Bradbury’s international sales could be 20-40 percent of its total revenue. Cox noted Bradbury’s main customers were from countries in Latin America and Western Europe.

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Schwab-Eaton To Design 2 Options For Inman Board

Posted 2/15/2018

By Randy Fogg

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JUD Gladin, a landscape engineer with Schwab-Eaton, works on a drawing of USD 448 outdoor athletic facilities Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Inman High School Library. USD 448 hosted a come-and-go open house to discuss ideas about upgrading the facilities. The USD 448 Board of Education had a special meeting to discuss the ideas and drawing.LEDGER PHOTO JUD Gladin, a landscape engineer with Schwab-Eaton, works on a drawing of USD 448 outdoor athletic facilities Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Inman High School Library. USD 448 hosted a come-and-go open house to discuss ideas about upgrading the facilities. The USD 448 Board of Education had a special meeting to discuss the ideas and drawing.

INMAN – Leon Brown and Jud Gladin, landscape engineers with Schwab-Eaton, presented the USD 448 Board of Education with six options for updating the district’s outdoor athletic facilities during a special meeting Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Inman High School auditorium.

Board members reached a consensus to have the engineers bring back more details for two options.

In three of presentations, the football stadium and eight-lane track would be located north of Farmington, along with competition areas for field events. The baseball and softball fields would be located south of Farmington.

In the three other presentations, most of the district’s outdoor athletic facilities would be constructed on the 40 acres the district owns south of Farmington Road.

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Moundridge Takes 3rd At State Scholars Bowl

Posted 2/15/2018

By Randy Fogg

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MEMBERS of the Moundridge High School team that finished third in the Class 2A State Scholars Bowl Tournament were, from left to right, Jessica Ullom-Minnich, Trevor Kohl, Chris Leddy, Jerod Kaufman, head coach Adam Robb, Luke Ratzlaff, Ben Schrag and Bryant Olson.LEDGER PHOTO MEMBERS of the Moundridge High School team that finished third in the Class 2A State Scholars Bowl Tournament were, from left to right, Jessica Ullom-Minnich, Trevor Kohl, Chris Leddy, Jerod Kaufman, head coach Adam Robb, Luke Ratzlaff, Ben Schrag and Bryant Olson.

MOUNDRIDGE – It all came down to the final round to determine the winner of the Class 2A State Scholars Bowl Tournament Saturday, Feb. 10, in Moundridge.

Going into the final round, Moundridge High School – along with Macksville and Yates Center - had 3-1 records. Moundridge only needed one more win to claim the state title since the Wildcats owned the tiebreaker against Yates Center.

It did not work out for head coach Adam Robb’s team.

Moundridge and Macksville battled back-and-forth in their match. At one point, Moundridge had a 40-30 advantage. However, Macksville answered three questions for a 60-40 lead. Moundridge did answer the final question to make the final score 60-50.

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