Located on Basket Factory Road, now called Old Pipestone Rd was a factory, which manufactured packages for the fruit area. It was built adjacent to the railroad, which provided necessary freight facilities. Local timber was plentififul and was easily accessible as raw material. Among the early owners were George Tatman and Gail Handy, a Great Uncle of state reprsentative Gail Handy. Also Frank Deaner, Sr. was a major stockholder. Early in the century the basket factory burned. When it was rebuilt it was reorganized and under new management. Later the controlling interest was secured by Ivan Minderhout and Harry Lane. During their supervision the factory was moved to Grand Crossing at Benton Harbor. During the 20s Clayton Hogue, now deceased, had a patent on the EZ Pak, which was in demand all over the fruit area. During the height of the production season 200 persons were often employed for "peace" work.