More than 100 people attended an official Open House for the newly constructed office building at Remley Sales in Laddonia last Tuesday.
Construction started two years ago on the 72’x160’ building as a majority of the project was finished last Winter before the final work was done this past Summer.
The new facility features offices, a better access to customers for parts, and helps the business have “everything under one roof.”
“We’ve been using it for a year,” said President/Sales Mike Remley. “We just did not have time to have the Open House.”
For almost 50 years, the business has been serving customers in the area.
Joe Remley, who is now retired from the business, opened the doors in 1968 after responding to an ad in “The Vandalia Leader.”
“It wanted people to be a dealership in the area for grain storage,” Joe Remley said as he noted just two other residents also responded to the same ad.
During the Open House, Joe Remley had a chance to visit with Joe Troess, who is the son-in-law of Jack Stuart. Stuart purchased Remley’s very first grain bin back in ‘68. The two visited in front of that very grain bin during the event.
The Open House also featured a buffet-style luncheon for customers.
Remley Sales, which turns 50 in 2018, now has nine employees. The business specializes in selling GSI grain bins, grain equipment, parts, Valley irrigation, laying water lines, and offers draining tile and trenching services.
Remley Sales and their new facility are located at 33974 Audrain Road 456 in Laddonia.
Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
For more information, call 573-373-2016.