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Iowa company Troy Elevator is familiar with starting a business during uncertain times, having gotten its start on the eve of the Great Depression in 1928 as a produce company buying and selling chicken, eggs, cream and wool.

With the growth of fertilizer sales in the 1960s, Troy Produce, its original name, expanded its offerings to include bagged fertilizer and grain. The Bloomfield-based company bought a grain elevator and built storage bins. Over the years, Troy continued to grow to a total storage capacity of 2.5 million bushels with the goal to fill to capacity every fall, according to the company’s website.

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