3/6/2018 3:16:00 PM/Categories: Popular Posts, General News, Today's Top 5
written by Reno Babcock
In 1954 G. Derald Eastlick stepped out of his door, hung up his shingle and introduced the world to G.D. Eastlick Grain and Trucking, a company that would serve the agricultural industry in Montana and beyond. Leaving a legacy of integrity and determination spanning more than six decades.
He motored down every highway and back road of eastern Montana buying grain from producers, both large and small. So successful were his endeavors that he would eventually build and operate his own grain elevators in Billings and Laurel Montana. Between the elevators and trucking side of things Mr. Eastlick would go on to create a good many jobs over the years and help to contribute millions of dollars into the economy of Montana and a fair number of other states.
As he sat talking with me about his life, career, retirement and the ways that I could assist him as his auctioneer, I could not help but to feel as if I were witnessing the end of an era and found myself thinking how much better off the world would be if there was some way that we could make more men of this nature.
To view the entire sale offering, Click Here. A sale preview will be held Friday the 9th from 3:00 to 7:00 at the shop and the auction is set for 11:00 on Saturday.
3/7/2018 7:04 PM
Morris Demaree my father and l hauled many a load of grain to west coast ports from G D s elevators. Solid business man as they come. Happy trails !
3/7/2018 7:11 PM
I worked at Hollister scales in Hollister, ID. His drivers was always great to deal with. I can't rember any trouble from any one. I never met Mr. Eastlick but I think his drivers represented him very well. Sorry to see a great company go by the wayside. Have a wonderful retirement Mr. Eastlick.