Brenda Noble (from left)

Brenda Noble (from left)

Keeping a Noble tradition

Armstrong's Noble Tractor enjoys solid turnout at 50th anniversary open house.

Given the nice weather, the folks at Noble Tractor weren’t sure what the turnout would be at their recent 50th anniversary celebration in Armstrong.

During this time of year, farmers eagerly take advantage of the sunny weather to plant their fields. However, many of them took a little time to help the Nobles celebrate.

“So many folks stopped their work on their farms and made a point of coming for lunch and a visit before going back to work,” said Brenda Noble, operations manager.

“That made it pretty special, too. We had folks come from as far away as Golden, Rock Creek and Seymour Arm, as well as our local farmers and ranchers.”

Noble estimates more than 300 people turned up for the event, which featured educational seminars and a barbecue beef on a bun lunch put on by Valley Auction’s Don Raffan.

As part of the event, Noble Tractor’s Jack Noble received a plaque of recognition from Blois Beer, a rep from the company’s main farm tractor and equipment supplier – CNH Canada – for 50 years as a dealer.

Case tractors have been Noble’s flagship brand since they began the business in 1963.