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Business digest (June 21)

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Northland Truss under new ownership

Northland Truss Systems Inc. has been sold to longtime managers Chris Lange, Curt Mathias, Tim Nicklay and Terry Short.

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Northland Truss Systems has been in business since 1992. The plant is located in Abercrombie, N.D., and the general office is located at 4025 4th Ave. S., Suite 2, Fargo.

Lange is the general manager and has been with Northland Truss for more than 17 years. He is a graduate of the North Dakota State College of Science with an associate degree in architectural drafting and estimating technology.

Mathias is the sales manager and has been with the company for 20 years. He is a graduate of NDSCS with an associate degree in architectural drafting and estimating technology.

Nicklay is the production manager and has been with the company for more than 22 years.

Short is the plant manager and has been with the company for more than 22 years.

Otter Tail Power Co. offers grants for AEDs

Otter Tail Power Co., Fergus Falls, Minn., is granting up to nine $1,500 awards in 2014 to qualifying organizations in its service territory to purchase automated external defibrillators.

Applications may come from nonprofit entities such as city, school, ambulance/first responder unit, community center, etc. To qualify, an applicant must receive electrical service from Otter Tail Power Co., prove nonprofit status, agree to place the AED where it’s easily accessible for emergency response and have volunteers willing to receive CPR and AED training and able to respond to a cardiac emergency.

The deadline to apply is Oct. 15. Each customer service center will select an AED award recipient from its area and will notify the successful applicant by Nov. 15.

To apply, visit www.otpco.com/about-us/donations-and-grants/aeds-for-towns-we-serve.

Retirement open house set Thursday for Strege

Steve Strege retired from North Dakota Grain Dealers Association on May 31 after over 37 years of service.

There will be a retirement open house honoring him from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Royal/Embassy Room at the Holiday Inn, Fargo, with a special program at 6 p.m.

Strege was hired by NDGDA as a field representative in 1976 and assumed the executive vice president/secretary position in 1979.

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