Thurston Manufacturing Co., Thurston, Neb., filed for voluntary Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court in the state of Nebraska on January 23, 2019.

The maker of Blu-Jet branded farm equipment, Thurston also conducts business as Simonsen Iron Works, which it acquired in May 2013.

According to the court filing, the 20 largest unsecured claims who are not insiders are owed $1,235,715.