In the community

Dentingers look to rebuild, keep serving community

Mike (left) and Matt Dentinger chat in Dentingers on Monday afternoon. (The Enterprise/Max Egener)

VALE – Rick Dentinger was busy on the phone Monday, making plans to take care of customers and rebuild from the weekend fire that destroyed the family’s granary.

He used the family’s hardware store as his command post, juggling calls, visitors and tasks.

The granary that was smoldering a block away had manufactured livestock feed for farmers and processed grains, including barley, corn, oats and wheat. 

The company sold the feed and seed products to local farmers. In addition, the business sold dog food bought from Purina Mills and other pet products supplied by Purina.

The family also operates an Ontario facility that receives wheat from farmers in the region and stores it for later processing elsewhere.

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