Pictured above is the hemp plant during World War II.
Granert did agressive advertising for his clothing. He advertised in The Pantagraph and on
WBBM radio in Chicago to bring customers to the Minonk factory to buy their clothes.
Eventually, Granert sold the factory. In 1964 the Martha Maid Corporation bought the plant.
Martha Maid manufactured ladies lounge wear, which included robes, dusters,
negligees, culottes, shirts, and similar attire for the wholesale market. They closed down in
In 1976 American Cellulose Manufacturing, Inc. bought the plant. They manufactured a
blowing and pouring type of cellulose fiber insulation. The factory
was torn down in 1998 to make room for expansion of the Caroline Development.
The above picture shows the Bob Granert clothing factory.