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  1. #31
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    Re: Michter's in Schaefferstown, PA. New photos and info.

    Cleanup has started on the collapsed Bonded warehouse C. We started stacking block and cutting up collapsed roofing and barrel racks. Also, I cleaned 2-4" of road grime and gravel off the walk along the side of the Jug House that faces Michter's Rd. If anyone else would like to help out with the cleanup efforts, even for just a day, please let me know. We have much work to do!

    As I was checking out the one other warehouse, I came across this:


    If you have anything Michter's or Pennco and would like to sell it or share it with me, please let me know.

  2. #32
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    Re: Michter's in Schaefferstown, PA. New photos and info.

    Here are some pictures of the cleaned up front side:





    If you have anything Michter's or Pennco and would like to sell it or share it with me, please let me know.

  3. #33
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    Re: Michter's in Schaefferstown, PA. New photos and info.

    I was at the distillery again yesterday and delivered some of our (my wife and my) research to the owner and other interested parties that were present. If the right people were to get their hands on the place and make some initial investments, there are good amounts of money available in the form of tax credits and grants. The owner has been doing work on the property again as the weather and his health permit- mostly removing garbage and securing the place. Once the weather warms up a little, we plan on doing much more work on the distillery. I have also stepped up my research on the distillery. I will be traveling to Delaware later this month to go through the business records of the late Louis Forman. I also plan on contacting Mr. Stoll after the holiday season. I am trying to find contact information on Yvonne Bomberger Fowler to get information from her. Her websites were recently discontinued and I can't get in contact with her. If anyone has any contact information from her, please let me know! Also, if anyone else on here has Michter's or Pennco documents they would like to share with me, send me a message!
    If you have anything Michter's or Pennco and would like to sell it or share it with me, please let me know.

  4. #34
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    Re: Michter's in Schaefferstown, PA. New photos and info.

    Today my wife and I went to Wilmington, DE to the Hagley Museum to look at the Louis Forman collection they have. I found lots of great Michter's info there about the plant, sales, advertising, product development, and the distillery. Included in the documents were business plans, business projections, and lists of bulk customers and competing distilleries. I scanned many of the images and papers (I accidentally cut off a few and can't read the bottoms). And to answer one burning question once and for all: Michter's was only a brand, created by Mr. Forman from 1950-1974. During that period, Mr. Forman was buying his whiskey for his brand from Pennco, operator and owner of the distillery. In 1975, Pennco folded and Mr. Forman and a group of local businessmen bought the distillery at sheriff sale. From 1975 until 1979, Michter's Distillery, Inc. was operating the distillery and bottling their product. In 1979, Michter's Distillery, Inc. was sold to Ted Veru.
    If you have anything Michter's or Pennco and would like to sell it or share it with me, please let me know.

 

 

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