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In Fort Atkinson, a downtown revival rides on the back of a historic building

NEWS ARTICLE – 3/12/2017 – WiscNews

FORT ATKINSON — Dave Young had a grand vision for one of this city’s most prominent and spacious buildings. In the early 2000s, Young, who skipped college and fashioned cowboy boots and motorcycles, spent $8 million to renovate the Creamery Package Manufacturing Co. facility in the heart of Fort Atkinson’s downtown. Young moved the corporate offices of his VyMac Corp. to the fifth floor, leased part of the ground floor to a Verlo Mattress store and had plans to use other floors in the building for more offices and to revive a high-end mattress brand that dated back to the 1850s. But in 2012, Young, who was 45, was killed in an accident while working on one of his vehicles. VyMac’s corporate offices moved out of the Creamery Building the following year and later the company, which provided mattress parts and kits to Verlo stores, was purchased by A. Lava & Son Co., a Chicago manufacturer and distributor of bedding components.  READ MORE.

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