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DUBUQUE STAMPING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY
The farm equipment division accounted for much of the company's expansion. Eventually the Farm-Eze name was found in every state of the union with the exception of Arizona. Dubuque Stamping even had distributors in Canada and Australia. For at least one year, Farm-Eze spreaders outsold all of the other thirty-six competitors. Increasing sales led the Dubuque plant to increase its workforce from 150 to 163 and expand to two shifts. In the early 1980s, this division was sold.
The Stamping Division continued to grow and went through several ownership changes. In the mid-1070s, Toledo Stamping, including its Dubuque Division, was sold to Bendix Corporation, which was purchased shortly thereafter by the Allied Signal Corporation. In 1984 Paul L. BRITT purchased Dubuque Stamping from Allied Signal Corporation. Mr. Britt had been associated with the company since 1950 and was determined to keep the stamping operation in Dubuque.
Mr. Britt passed away in 1992 and his wife, Bernilda L. Britt, took over active management of the company. On June 1, 1995, Mrs. Britt sold the firm to Larry H. Richey and David W. Spahn, both employees and native Dubuque residents, again with the intention that the firm stay in Dubuque. In 1998 the company occupied over 100,000 square feet and had 155 employees.
The 1970 through 2014 Dubuque City Directory listed E. 32nd St. and corner of Jackson.