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Jim Schroeder, co-founder of Great Western Manufacturing Inducted into Kansas State University Hall of Fame

Continuous Innovation in Product Protection & Production Sifters Since 1858!

Leavenworth, KS,  March, 2015 – Great Western Manufacturing is proud to announce the induction of Jim Schroeder into the Kansas State University College of Engineering Hall of Fame.  Mr. Schroeder graduated from Kansas State University in 1963, with a degree in electrical engineering.  He later co-founded Great Western Manufacturing Company, Inc., the oldest continuous manufacturing company in Kansas, growing the company from a supplier of sifting equipment for the flour milling and cereal grain industry into one of the leading manufacturers of quality control sifting equipment for the food processing industry. Although he retired from the company in 2012, Schroeder remains actively involved in an advisory capacity.

Schroeder is a longtime member of the International Association of Operative Millers, and is a recipient of its Allied Trades Award.  He was named Alumni Fellow of the College of Engineering at Kansas State University in 1996, and has served on the College of Engineering Advisory Council. He has also served on numerous local boards and as president of the Cushing Hospital Board.

About Great Western Manufacturing
Great Western Manufacturing is a leading designer and manufacturer of custom industrial processing machinery that has been serving cereal grain processors, mix plants, bakeries, snack food producers, spice processors, and the pet food, chemical, plastics and mineral industries since 1858. Customers know they can rely on Great Western to provide quality sifters with an emphasis on product and employee safety.


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