Senate, where he had been involved in drafting some of the legislation on employee stock ownership plans ESOPs.
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I want to thank Mr. The Early Years The story of how a small manufacturer of power plant specialty items, and later toys and household items, became one of the leading manufacturers of amateur, commercial and military short-wave communications equipment is interesting and fascinating.
As we will see, it was not planned that way; it just happened! In Edison invented the electric light bulb. This created a large demand for electrical energy. Charles Steinmetz and George Westinghouse solved the mysteries of alternating current which permitted large amounts of electrical energy to be transmitted over long distances.
This, in turn, created a need for large power generating stations. By the early 's the design and construction of power generating stations was, in today's terminology, an emerging industry.
At the turn of the century, one of the leading power plant construction companies was, and still is, the Stone and Webster Co. Power plants required many hardware specialty items which were new and unique and for which no regular suppliers had yet established themselves.
Three mechanical engineers from Stone and Webster recognized this market and set up a company on a part-time basis to design and manufacture these hardware items.
A material called transite was widely used at that time to make switching and transformer vaults for power plants. Transite is sheet material, similar to plywood except that the base material is asbestos which is noncombustable and a nonconductor of electricity. The power plant specialty business had one serious drawback; while the market with Stone and Webster was quaranteed, it was sporadic.
Stone and Webster did not receive new construction contracts every day and there were long gaps between contracts when there was no demand for the specialty items A search was therefore made for products which they could manufacture using the production tools they has for which a steady demand existed.
One of the three knew a toy buyer for the F. Woolworth Company; so they went into the toy business. I have not been able to pinpoint the date when the three actually began manufacturing power plant items or when they began manufacturing toys but it was in the period.
Hopkins had the most money and the controlling interest in the company and always "called the shots" until his death in the early 's, even though he retained his position at Stone and Webster; in fact, Hopkins later became president of Stone and Webster Engineering Co.
In the early toy days the company was run by Roswell Douglass; he died in the late 'teens and William Ready became the chief operating officer.Find out in a brief history of the national park system.
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