From the Salisbury Advertiser April 16, 1898
It is reported that Delmar will have two canneries this season. One owed by H. N. Messick & Co. will be located near German Brickyard, and will can the product of 200 acres of tomatoes in addition to other vegetables and fruits.
The Delmar Canning Company will have a big plant. They have one building 60 by 100 feet, and another 40 by 54 feet, also a number of sheds. They will have two fifty horsepower boilers and the machinery throughout will be the best. The P.W.& B.B.R.Co. will run their tracks to the building. The company will have a financial rating of $100,00 to $200,000.