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Computers test the products for fat content Future plans... Continued from Page 7 roofs will be taken out and replaced with higher ones to make way for any new machinery and floor space will be used as economical- ly as possible. The company plans to push its Dari-lite products, a line of low fat, high protein dairy goods. Starting this month, a major promo- tional campaign consisting of twenty weeks of radio spots and twenty weeks of television commercials, will push the low-cal products. Seattle Super Sonic Jack Sik- ma is endorsing the Dari-lite line in Washington and Portland Trailblazer coach Jack Ramsey is doin 8 the same in Oregon. Overall, Culmback says expansion in both promo- tion and production will be a gradual, continuous pro- cess, growing as fast as mar- kets needs do. If a process I becomes too large for the Is- saquah plant, it will be moved to another location, rather than increasing plant size. "Right now, it's efficien- cy we're after more than size," Culmback says. "We want to be producing more at a faster rate." For Darigold, this means keep- ing a watchful eye on the market as well as staying abreast of innovations in the dairy industry. : . " Plant manager Sam Culmback Remembering... Cti. from Pe 2 their boots with cottage cheese. Another time, he was diligently hosing down the tiles when plant owner Hans Forster came up behind him. Chevalier turn- ed around to greet the boss and, uh, forgot to lower the hose. Neatly-dressed office workers ventured into the plant at their peril. "Things can happen back here," said Hooker Hail- stone. "A hose can blow apart or pipe can break. You never know.'" Right, said Alice Ek. "It's many a tumble I took in the plant. You never knew what they were going to do next." Issaquah Creek is right at Darigold's back door and strict pollution control regu- lations keep it running clear today. But in the old days there were no sewers to catch the waste water from daily machinery cleanings. It all ran into the creek. Workers didn't think anything of scooping a pail of ice cream out of the machine, eating what they wanted for lunch and dum- ping the rest in the creek, says Chevalier. He wouldn't know the place if we went back to- day, he confessed. Friends tell him about all the changes since he left 20 years ago and he shakes his head in disbelief. "'That plant down there is fantastic, no fooling.'" "'A name you can depend on for the finest in fresh dairy products. "" GROWING WITH ISSAQUAH FOR 75 YEARS 1 9 0 9 3 The Northwest Milk Condensing Company in 1915, when horse-drawn wagons carried milk in lO-gallon cans. .. : " o DarigoM Farms in 1983, with butter-colored silos visible for miles around. PUBUSt-WI) BY THE ISSAQUAH PRF_SS G JUNE 22, 1983