Country Partners and Building Blocks honored by GIC

Country Partners and Building Blocks honored by GIC

Friday, March 24, 2017

Over the past few years, All-Points, now Country Partners, has invested heavily in their Gothenburg operations. 
All Points Cooperative headquartered in Gothenburg and Country Partners Cooperative in Spalding officially merged in February 2016. The company acquired an additional four locations later in the year, bringing Country Partners to 22 communities in Nebraska. 
Throughout the company, there are 363 employees with a total payroll of approximately $17 million across all departments. 
Country Partners has invested immensely in this community, most recently with the addition of fertilizer storage tanks worth $436,000 and dry fertilizer storage worth $2.5 million, an additional scale and multiple remodeling projects.

 

After Baldwin Filters was recruited, the community of Gothenburg realized there was a definite lack of day care providers. A day care building was strategically built near the elementary school in 1992. It was first run by Mid-Nebraska Community Action, becoming Building Blocks Child Care in 1996. 
Director Donna Portiner started cooking at Building Blocks in 1998 and has taken care of kids ever since. 
The facility is licensed to care for 88 children, with an average daily attendance of 50, with kids from 6 weeks to 13 years old. There are 13 employees and nine board members from various backgrounds. 
Building Blocks also coordinates with other entities, walking children to and from school, the library and the pool.