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Hill & Valley Ribbon Cutting

file photo of Hill & Valley Premium Bakery at its new location in Rock Island, IL
Hill and Valley Inc.

Moving to a new location in the city should help a Rock Island company continue to grow. Tomorrow, Hill and Valley will hold a ribbon cutting at the Quad City Industrial Center, formerly the I-H Farmall plant.

Hill and Valley makes a variety of baked goods for supermarkets, and had been located on 11th Street in the old Watch Tower Plaza. President and ceo, Doug Davidson, says the new plant has more space, especially for storage.

Credit Hill and Valley Inc.

The new Hill and Valley plant has more than twice the amount of space as the old location.

Davidson had been considering moving, even before Rock Island began planning to clear the old shopping center for a possible Walmart store.  

We even considered moving out of state, then the Walmart project came along the city was very helpful.

Even before the move, business had been growing for Hill and Valley - up 80 per cent in the past three years. The company now employs 185 people.

The ribbon cutting, and open house, will be held Saturday at noon. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.