Andrews is the third largest center serviced by the Gorre & Daphetid RR
after Great Divide and Port and it’s addition changes traffic flow
A. Fenton Produce boasts that Andrews is the “Broccoli Capital of the
World!” It is likely that other members of the Brassica family of plants,
such as cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, rutabaga and turnip, were,
in addition to broccoli and other vegetables, processed at A. Fenton
Produce. In the days before freezing, produce undoubtedly was shipped to
Rosalie Cannery in Port for preservation by canning. A. Fenton’s Storage and
Packing facility in Port would also be a major distribution center for their
products from Andrews.
Grain and Flour Production
A large grain elevator was eventually built in Andrews. This facility was
likely large enough to have its own flourmill which, by out competing the
small gristmill at Gorre, would have become the supplier of flour for
Superior Bakery in Great Divide.
Logging, Lumber and Paper Products
Construction of the Andrews sawmill opened up a new route for logs
produced at Sowbelly. They could now be shipped to the millpond at
Andrews, processed into finished lumber, and the lumber supplied to the
lumberyards at Gorre and Great Divide, to the harbor at Port, and to inland
markets east of Great Divide.
It is tempting to think of Finley’s Dendritus as having been established to
compliment the sawmill by shipping their waste product up river from Port
to be made into paper. The paper reentering Port harbor could then be
supplied, as previously, to the Waverly Herald and the Harbin Box Company.
Leming Compressed Gas Co. provides a destination for petroleum product
coming from the refinery east of Great Divide. Leming Compressed Gas
likely produces ethylene for shipment to Port Plastics and manufacture into
polyethylene plastic products.