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Merrill company celebrates a century

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A Merrill business is celebrated its 100th anniversary Tuesday.  Merrill Distributing was founded back in 1912.

Employees held a celebration filled with music and food. Company leaders say more than 2,000 people have shown up.
    
Merrill Distributing's current President and CEO John Schewe says it's an honor for the company to have survived through some rough times over the past 100 years. "I've been only here for 35 years out of the hundred, but it's a real honor to have the employee staff, and the passion for all those employees, to be able to grow this business like we have," Schewe said.

The current owner turned 100 years old this week as well. His father founded the company.

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