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Looks like the end may be near for the last of the Cockshutt Buildings. I saw them in 2009, they were in sad shape then. Some have been trying to get them made into a museum, but the money and government approval was never there. The parts that burnt the floors had collapsed years ago. They need to save the top part that says Cockshutt and tear the rest down if you ask me.

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I was in that area in the late 70's and have regretted not having the chance to have a closer look; i may not have been able to go inside to look as i have no idea what was in them; nor who was over the buildings. At that time it was plain they were a very active manufacturer at one point. That's a heritage thats sad to lose.
 

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Well i hate to see this has happened. If memory serves me correctly the headquarters for IHC John Deere and Massey Ferguson were also close to the same area. That being of course the Canadian Headquarters. There was also a large Caterpillar dealer in the area. That has been a long time back; well over 30 years.
 
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