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Henry retires as BonnaVilla GM PDF E-mail

Jack Henry retired last week as president/general manager of BonnaVilla Homes, the housing division of Grand Island-based Chief Industries, Inc.

"We’ll miss Jack at BonnaVilla," Robert Eihusen, president/CEO of Chief Industries said in a statement. "Jack has contributed a great deal to the housing division over the past almost 30 years and we thank him for his contributions and his loyalty."

Henry began working for Chief Industries at its construction division in 1969. He then served four years in the Navy, becoming co-owner and housing development manager at Lakeview Acres near Johnson Lake upon his return.

In 1980, Henry went to work for BonnaVilla as housing development manager and then as a salesman. He became director of purchasing in 1985 and 12 years later became general manager of the division. He was named president/general manager in 2000.

Henry has been active in the Aurora community as well. He served on leadership boards with several organizations over the years, including Memorial Hospital, Aurora Development Corporation, Aurora Chamber of Commerce and Aurora Country Club.

Chief Industries, a multi-product manufacturer, produces and markets grain drying and storage bins and accessories; bulk feed tanks; pre-engineered metal farm, utility, grain storage, post frame and commercial building systems; custom steel fabrication; factory-built housing; wastewater treatment systems; security doors, windows and related furniture; intermodal equipment as well as ethanol and high protein feed.

The company also has a common carrier subsidiary, a construction subsidiary and two manufactured housing retail lots. Manufacturing and distribution facilities are located in Aurora, Grand Island, Kearney, Hastings and Ogallala, Neb., as well as Indiana, Wisconsin, England, France and Brazil.

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