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A Concession Trailer for the Lions

"It may not have been our biggest building, or our most elaborate, but it was a fun project and it helps the community," according to Whitley President Simon Dragan.

He is referring to a concession trailer Whitley Manufacturing constructed for the Bippus Lions Club. The building is small, but very beneficial to the Lions. They produce a wonderful whole hog sausage that they sell at county fairs and festivals around the state of Indiana. The profits from their sales are used to support the world-famous Indiana Eye Glass Recycling project, among other projects. It happens that Simon Dragan is a member of another area Lions Club that has carried its famed eye glass mission to his home country of Romania and to villages in a dozen other countries around the world. Seems only naturally to help an organization that is helping so many others.

The concession building is 30 feet by 14 feet, has slide up windows and is filled with highly functional custom-made cabinetry. The Bippus Lions worked along side our engineers to create a highly efficient, creative and comfortable workspace that would increase the club's profits while minimizing efforts. They praised Larry High, our sales manager, for "holding their hand" throughout the process.

Working county fairs, you see, can mean very long days, indeed, so every effort was made to design a space where supplies, cookers, water and refrigeration were carefully located to reduce steps. "It just works beautifully," according to Kenny Rupley, one of the Bippus Lions. After six days' of work at a county festival the club is well on its way to breaking even on the cost of the trailer and by first frost the trailer will be fully paid for and a pure profit center for the club, profit that goes back into the town and to the world.

Whitley specializes in custom modular construction, whether for large office complexes, schools, hospitals or Lions Club concession trailers.

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