Humboldt celebrates Murphy project

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October 9, 2019 - 11:17 AM

Humboldt City Administrator Cole Herder speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for a new Murphy Tractor and Equipment service center. Behind Herder are Walter Wulf Jr. of Monarch Cement and Bill Buckles, Murphy Tractor president.

HUMBOLDT ? Some economic development projects can take a while.

The way Cole Herder figures it, Tuesday?s groundbreaking ceremony for a Murphy Tractor & Company service center east of Humboldt was roughly 48 years in the making.

Herder was one of several dignitaries to speak at the groundbreaking, which featured executives from Murphy, Monarch Cement Co. (which owns and will lease the land to Murphy), Dondlinger Construction, as well as Humboldt and Allen County officials.

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