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Orville Redenbacher

Redenbacher in 1979
Born Orville Clarence Redenbacher
(1907-07-16)July 16, 1907
Brazil, Indiana, U.S.
Died September 19, 1995(1995-09-19) (aged 88)
Coronado, California, U.S.
Cause of death Heart Attack
Nationality American
Alma mater Purdue University
Occupation Entrepreneur
Spouse(s) Corinne Rosemund Strate (m. 1928–1971, her death)
Nina Reder (m. 1971–1991, her death)

We made more money feeding molasses, urea, and corn cobs to cattle than we ever did feeding dent corn.
Orville Redenbacher
It proved easier to buy the farm to get the mineral rights than to buy the coal rights alone.
Orville Redenbacher
In the Depression we had to divert corn acreage.
We dried continuously day and night. We had no efficient way to do it, so we built this new popcorn plant.
Orville Redenbacher
I moved to Princeton, Indiana, and became a professional Farm Manager for that Princeton Farms.
Orville Redenbacher
Every once in a while, someone will mail me a single popcorn kernel that didn't pop. I'll get out a fresh kernel, tape it to a piece of paper and mail it back to them.
Orville Redenbacher
I had popcorn all over the place, so I decided I might as well be in the Processing Business.
Orville Redenbacher
I opened an office in Terre Haute, established eight of them, and became one of the eight county agents.
Orville Redenbacher
Most of the competition was into bulk popcorn because of the major increases in the Drive-In Theatre Outlets.
Orville Redenbacher
The cobs were delivered to a big pile. We were one of the first to feed corn cobs to cattle.
Orville Redenbacher
It was necessary to have an even depth of corn on the top compared to the sides, so the air would not take the easiest route and not evenly dry the stored corn.
Orville Redenbacher
We got to know the competition very well. In the '50s popcorn made a big growth in sales. Our main push was to produce the best quality and sell in quality retail outlets.
Orville Redenbacher