Beautifully engraved SPECIMEN certificate from the Western Condensing Company
. This historic document was printed by the Columbian Banknote Company in the 1950's and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of the Golden Gate Bridge. This item has the printed signatures of the Company's President and Secretary.
Western Condensing Company manufactured dried whey. Foremost Dairies was the third largest dairy company in the world by 1951 when it acquired the Western Condensing Company in 1956. In 1967, Foremost and McKesson merged. At the time, Foremost-McKesson included chemical, liquor and pharmaceutical companies as well as Foremost Foods Company. It also included the whey processing plants once operated by Western Condensing. In May 1984, Wisconsin Dairies Cooperative, Baraboo, Wis., acquired the whey operations, research library, patents and rights to the Foremost name in the U.S. and Canada. In addition to marketing whey-based products through its Foremost Ingredient Group division, the cooperative licenses the Foremost name for use by companies in the western U.S., Hawaii, Alaska and Mexico