California cotton’s Ron Nimmo, manager of the Pacific Ginning Co. Gin in Firebaugh, passed away Dec. 26 after a long battle with cancer.
Nimmo served as a board member and chairman of the California Cotton Ginners Association (CCGA).
He began his career with Producer’s Cotton Oil and later became a night ginner at Pleasant Valley Gin at Coalinga. He moved to Tranquillity under Jack Lyons, also as the night ginner. He was promoted to day ginner at Mesa Gin, and then moved to Westhaven Gin.
He became a field electrician and later went into business for himself.
Nimmo returned to the cotton industry as a ginner for Westhaven Cotton Company and Stone Land Company, and eventually became the gin manager at the former Producers Gin.
Nimmo served as the 2011-2012 CCGA chairman and received the association’s “Ginner of the Year” award in 2011.
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