Growth of H. W. Johns-Manville has been exceptional

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Western Electrician

Chicago, IL, United States
vol. 40, no. 8, p. 180, col. 3


The growth of the H. W. Johns-Manville Company has been exceptional. From a small beginning, half a century ago, this has become one of the largest concerns in the world manufacturing asbestos, magnesia and electrical products. Within the last few months new branches have been opened at New Orleans, Dallas and Baltimore, so that the company now has 16 branches throughout the United States, besides many local representatives at various points. The business of the company in the city and vicinity of Buffalo has now reached such proportions that a new branch has just been opened at 214 Main Street, Buffalo. This branch consists of a large retail store, offices and warerooms, and will be under the management of Mr. George A. Schmidt, who for a number of years was connected with the Manville Covering Company, Milwaukee. Mr. B. F. Boscoe has been appointed assistant manager of this branch, and will make his headquarters in Rochester. Mr. Harry V. Patton, formerly manager for a local asbestos house, will also be associated with the new Buffalo branch.


Keywords:H. W. Johns-Manville Company
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:September 29, 2009 by: Bob Stahr;