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Patz Corporation’s Year in Review

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The year 2017 marked Patz Corporation’s 69th year of building quality products. We kept busy this year by attending several Farm and Trade shows, participating in a variety of community events, and continuously creating and improving our products and service for you – our customer.

New Products Released:

  • Rebranding and Redesign of 800 Series II Trailer Vertical Mixers
  • Tundra® LTX Manure Pump
  • Low-profile 2400 Series II Vertical Mixers
  • Patented Autoshift Transmission for 2400 Series II and 3600 Series II Vertical Mixers
  • Two new size 2400 Series II Vertical Mixers: 650 cu. ft. and 750 cu. ft.

Improved existing products:

  • Toolbar attachment option for Liquid Manure Tankers
  • Added 7.5” Raptor™ knife size for a total of 5
  • Quick Open System for our Patented Tub Mounted Magnet
  • Have Hydraulic knife option available for Tundra™ Pro II Manure Pump

Patz Corporation looks forward to serving you in 2018 (our 70th year in business).

Make Meaningful Christmas Memories

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Christmas is a special time of year that families come together and celebrate. While candy and presents can often cloud the vision of children, it is important to teach them the true Reason for the Season. We wanted to share a few ideas that bring everyone together and create some powerful memories while helping others.

  • Make cookies and pass them out to neighbors
  • Volunteer as a family at a local food pantry or soup kitchen
  • Carol for residents in senior centers
  • Write letters to soldiers overseas
  • Shovel your neighbor’s driveway
  • Ring bells for the Salvation Army
  • Grab a name off the Angel/Giving tree and purchase gifts as a family
  • Make birdfeeders out of pine cones and peanut butter
  • Make fleece tie blankets and donate to a homeless shelter

Sources:

“Ideas for “Giving Back” This Christmas.” One Good Thing

Mackin, Heather. “6 Holiday Activities for Kids that Focus on Giving.”

O, Tannenbaum

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The idea of the Christmas tree has existed for millennia. Though the meaning and look have changed, one thing was constant; it is a symbol of wintertime.

Earliest records show that the Romans would decorate their homes with evergreen branches to celebrate the New Year and the Winter Solstice. They specifically used evergreen branches because they remained green and thriving even throughout winter. It appeared a sign of strength and hope.

In the Middle Ages, a legend became popularized that stated the night Christ was born, all trees throughout the world shook off their coverings of snow and ice and had new, green growth on them. As Christianity spread, the symbolism of evergreen branches in this legend were ingrained into history.

 The Germanic culture was the first to supposedly bring evergreen trees into their homes. During the 16th century, trees inside would get decorated with cookies to represent the Eucharist. Some legends say that Martin Luther was the first person to add candles to the tree, saying the candles reflected the twinkling stars in the sky.

In the New World, German settlers brought this tradition of Christmas trees with them, but it was slow to catch on. It wasn’t until 1846, when the popular Queen Victoria and her family were drawn in an article for the London News around their Christmas tree. Her popularity traveled over to the New World, where within the next 30 years, Christmas trees were highly in fashion. Since then, it has become a staple for many homes worldwide.

Sources:

“History of Christmas Trees.” History