Kiech Shauver Miller Gin hosts cotton tour

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
MaLeisa Finch and Lee Imboden of Kiech Shauver Miller Gin directed a tour of the Allen Dewitt farm, near Delfore, with Logan Dewitt and employees of the Allenberg Cotton Company, which included Linda Gant, Tanya King, Amy Barrett, Susan Olson, Deadra Dill Arthur, Gabriel Alvarado, Angela Ray, Pam Kitterman, Kim Norwood, and Melissa Velasgaez. (Town Crier photo/Nan Snider)

MaLeisa Finch, manager of Kiech Shauver Milller Gin in Monette, hosted a cotton tour last week for guests from the Allenberg Cotton Company in Memphis.

Allenberg is the top cotton distribution company in the nation and was founded in 1921. The company is based in Cordova, Tenn., with additional offices and agencies in Texas, North Carolina, Switzerland, China, Paraguay, India, Buenos Aires, and Brazil. They have warehousing facilities in Memphis, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Twelve guests visited Tuesday, Oct. 9, on the farm of Genevieve Lane, which is farmed by Allen Dewitt. Ten employees toured the farm of Gale Yates and Doris Yates Berry of Delfore, also farmed by Dewitt.

Allenberg employees took turns riding the John Deere round bale cotton picker in the cotton fields and then toured the Kiech Gin to watch the cotton being processed.

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