Auction to bring end of an era for Lindquist Welding

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Giltner couple to retire after 51 years in business

  • Jim and Kay Lindquist stand in the midst of equipment at their Giltner blacksmith shop. Jim founded the company in 1969 and Kay joined him as business manager in 1991. News-Register/Kurt Johnson
    Jim and Kay Lindquist stand in the midst of equipment at their Giltner blacksmith shop. Jim founded the company in 1969 and Kay joined him as business manager in 1991. News-Register/Kurt Johnson
  • Jim Lindquist is shown with his father not long after launching Lindquist Welding back in 1969. Courtesy photo
    Jim Lindquist is shown with his father not long after launching Lindquist Welding back in 1969. Courtesy photo
If you ask Jim Lindquist the secret to his success as a selfmade manufacturing entrepreneur/engineer, his answer could be summed up in one word — vision. The Kansas native had a vision for what he wanted to do with his life early on, knowing he enjoyed the process of applying creative thinking to solve problems facing the ag sector. That vision brought him to Giltner in 1969, where he launched a…

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