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Post-War Efforts

Findorff’s contribution to the war effort was impressive. In 1942, the Company helped build the sprawling Badger Ordnance Plant among the cornfields nestled at the base of Baraboo’s bluffs. The project started with a contract to pour foundations for 85 buildings and continued with Findorff building warehouse superstructures, installing sheathing, plus much more. “Make every minute count,” a large sign at the plant declared. Findorff did just that. Staff worked around the clock, six days a week, with as many as 900 men on the payroll. “Again a Madison firm demonstrated that the Middle West can keep up in the war effort,” the Wisconsin State Journal said in celebrating Findorff’s efforts.

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