Montgomery County Illinois History

The Kortkamp Brick and Tile Company began business some time ago, but, owing to the large cost of installing some electrical machinery and other financial complications, the plant, though having a capacity of 40,000 brick per day, has not yet been able to adjust matters and operate its machinery with satisfactory results. As we are going to press the matters seem to be in a fair way of being satisfactorily adjusted and sufficient capital put into the business to insure success. As the material is available and a ready market at hand for its output, there seems to be no doubt that if once fully started, under competent management, it will be a valuable addition to the industries of Hillsboro.

Taken from: "Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Montgomery County" by A. T. Strange 1918

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