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Cashton Community Series


Title of Business Contributing researchers:

Chase Olson Hannah Hemmersbach Henry Brueggen Hunter Clemmerson Alannah Welda Brayden Barner Zack Flick Kylie Lemke Copyright @2012. Cashton Elementary Press

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Table of Contents History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Goods or Services? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 What You Can Find / See . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Using Math . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Reading and Writing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 What If You Worked Here? . . . . . . . . . . 10 Interesting Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

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History Portland Implement was built in Cashton in March of 1999. It was located in Portland before moving to Cashton.

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Goods or Services? Goods: Portland Implement sells farm machinery. Services: Portland Implement fixes and repairs farm machinery.

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What You Can Find/See Tools: • Hammer • Air Compressor • Screwdriver • Screws and Bolts • Socket Wrench Safety Equipment: • Goggles • Headphones • Gloves • First Aid Supplies

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This tractor is getting an oil change. The brush hog is getting its blades sharpened.

The Ford tractor is getting repaired.

The mechanic is getting the snow blower ready for winter. 7


Using Math The salesmen and the office workers need to be able to figure out the costs of the machinery being sold and the cost of labor done on the machines.

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Reading and Writing The mechanics need to read manuals and brochures so they know how to fix the equipment. They also need to be able to write orders and notes to communicate with others.

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What If You Worked Here? The mechanics need to have special training. The salesmen need to be nice, kind and friendly. The salesmen also need to have knowledge of the products that they sell.

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Interesting Facts There are 30 employees at Portland Implement. The mechanics wear special suits because they get very dirty and greasy.

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Map Portland Implement is located at 20 State Highway 33.

Portland Implement

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Glossary Brush hog-a type of mower that hooks up to a tractor Communicate– share information or ideas Farm machinery-tractor, combine, planter, skid steer, chopper, wagon, snow blower, four wheeler, Labor– work Manuals– a book of instructions Mechanic– a person who fixes and repairs machinery

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About the Project The Cashton Elementary First Graders visited many places in order to learn about the goods and services our community provides to the people who live here. A huge thanks to all of the businesses we contacted who graciously allowed us to visit and learn. If you have questions about this project or would like to be included in the future, please contact one of the following teachers at the Elementary School (608-6547377). Rachel Huntzicker Beth Lee Dawn Stalsberg

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Portland Implement