ZUKEY LAKE CEMENT
Large Works Will Be Erected There.
MAY FIGHT THE TRUST
Which Has Bought up the Coldwater Works.
The Marble Beds Near Chelsea are Also to Be Utilize by a Company of Detroit Capitalists if the Trust Does Not Buy Them Off.
A large syndicate is being formed to control the cement output of this country and it is said that the mammoth new cement works at Coldwater will be bought up by the trust. The trust may later be called upon to deal with some local capitalists who have been thinking strongly of developing the fine marl beds at Zukey Lake and with the Detroit capitalists who are interested in the marl beds near Chelsea.
There are 175 acres of land just north and about Zukey Lake which is owned by Messrs. Hutzel & Mann, et al. Nearly all of this land comprises the best marl bed to be found in the country. The strata is 24 feet deep and, according to university chemist it is of a quality that 90 per cent of it is available for cement. Mixed with this besides a few other things is silicon, which is also at hand only about a mile distant.
These gentlemen expect in the near future to erect a cement manufacturing plant at Zukey Lake. This is also a good point for shipping as there are two railroads there to draw on the Ann Arbor and the Grand Trunk roads. It is claimed that Coldwater has put $500,000 in such an enterprise and Detroit capitalists are doing likewise near Chelsea. If this is a criterion it is quite likely that the Ann Arborites will not wait long to get into the swim .
Within a few weeks they will have a meeting to decide upon the proposed erection of a cement factory, and, if they do erect one it will offer employment to a great many men from this county and city.