September of 1986

In September of 1986, Bill Franz and two partners started Battalion Three Inc. One partner left in 1988 and, in 1990 Norma Franz bought out the third partner. Bill and Norma moved the business to the basement of their home in Imperial, Missouri. The first full-time employee, Glenn Agee, handled inside sales, Norma did the accounting, and Bill was busy making sales calls to customers.