Saturday, October 11, 2008

Fathers of Center Pivot Irrigation (II)

Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Richard F. Reinke was born in Byron, Neb., in 1922. Reinke founded Reinke Manufacturing in 1954 and is considered the father of modern-day mechanized irrigation.
Overthe next 30 years, Reinke helped the company achieve 30 worldwide patents and many industry firsts, including offering a stainless steel mainline pivot. He passed away at age 80 on Feb. 27, 2003.

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