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05 Oct 2017
Give Old Denim New Purpose





Theisen’s Home Farm Auto has partnered with Blue Jeans Go Green, a denim recycling program. Customers can recycle any type denim apparel no matter the condition, in return the customer gets a coupon to purchase new denim.

The collected denim is upcycled and turned into UltraTough™ Denim Insulation, providing a portion of the insulation to communities in need. Organizations who have used this insulation include Habitat for Humanity Homes. 2,700,999 square feet of denim insulation has been manufactured. Additionally, this program has kept 750 tons of denim out of landfills.

Theisen’s goal is to collect 3500 items.

http://bluejeansgogreen.org/About-Us/

For more information, contact Peter Theisen, 563.556.4738

Blue Jeans Go Green

21 Aug 2017
Jim Theisen Awarded the Kiesau Award




At the Mid States Rendezvous Awards Banquet, Sunday August 20th, Jim Theisen was awarded the distinguished Kiesau Award, given to those who have made a significant impact in the Mid States’ group. Jim, surrounded by his family, proudly accepted the award, humbled to be recognized for his impacted. Attached are some pictures from the awards.

For the Award’s background, I’ve inserted a summary below and a link explaining how Bob and Jean Kiesau started Mid States.

CONGRATULATIONS TO JIM!! We are proud to be a part of your success.


Our Founders – Bob and Jean Kiesau

In the early 1950s, Bob and Jean Kiesau were driving through Illinois on their way from a Florida vacation when they noticed a billboard that advertised discounts on automotive parts for “fleet” operators. It struck the Kiesaus that farmers probably all own five or more vehicles, so they would qualify for the “fleet” discounts. All they needed was a “fleet” card to verify that they were “fleet” operators. Bob and Jean took the risk and decided to open new stores built around this concept. Farmers flocked to his stores with their cards in hand. The idea was the beginning of modern discount merchandising.

Soon others heard of the idea and eventually people like the Mills brothers, Harold Bomgaars and Claude Blain began traveling to Grand Forks to learn more about this new “fleet store” concept. The Kiesaus gladly shared information regarding their operation and, without realizing it, began a tradition of sharing “best practices” that is still carried on today. In 1953, they formed a consortium to pool their buying power – “Mid-States Buying Group” was born. Their product lines soon expanded from automotive to farm supplies and even household goods based on their customers’ needs.

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13 Oct 2017
Theisen's "Dog-O-Ween" Canine Contest October 29th




05 Oct 2017
Give Old Denim New Purpose





Theisen’s Home Farm Auto has partnered with Blue Jeans Go Green, a denim recycling program. Customers can recycle any type denim apparel no matter the condition, in return the customer gets a coupon to purchase new denim.

The collected denim is upcycled and turned into UltraTough™ Denim Insulation, providing a portion of the insulation to communities in need. Organizations who have used this insulation include Habitat for Humanity Homes. 2,700,999 square feet of denim insulation has been manufactured. Additionally, this program has kept 750 tons of denim out of landfills.

Theisen’s goal is to collect 3500 items.

http://bluejeansgogreen.org/About-Us/

For more information, contact Peter Theisen, 563.556.4738

Blue Jeans Go Green

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