Publication: Brick and Clay Record
Chicago, IL, United States
New Plant to Make Porcelain Insulators
Following the acquisition of the Locke Insulator Co., Victor, N. Y., by Symington, Hoffman & Co.. of Baltimore, Md., plans are being projected for the establishment of a large local plant for the manufacture of porcelain insulators. A site aggregating about 15 acres of land has been purchased for the proposed plant, with water frontage, and the new works are estimated to cost close to $1,000,000, including machinery installation. The plans call for the construction of a total of 24 kilns for initial operation, and with other works departments will furnish employment for more than 500 operatives. Only high grade specialities will be manufactured, covering for the most part insulators for high-tension electric service. It is planned to inaugurate construction at an early date and have the plant ready for service during 1920. It has not been made known if the Victor works will be removed to the Baltimore district, or continue operations as at present.
|Keywords:||Locke Insulator Manufacturing Company|
|Date completed:||June 30, 2012 by: Elton Gish;|