Publication: The Anacortes American
Anacortes, WA, United States
GLASS PLANT TO START
AGAIN SEPTEMBER 1ST
PRACTICAL GLASSMEN FROM BIG MILWAUKEE FACTORY ARRIVE
WITH FAMILIES TO TAKE CHARGE -- HAVE INVESTED -- BLOWERS
COMING FROM EAST WITH THEIR FAMILIES -- IMPORTANT
INDUSTRY WILL EMPLOY OVER FIFTY MEN -- TEN TONS OF
BOTTLES WILL BE DAILY OUTPUT.
The Anacortes glass plant will start up September 1. E. A. MacKay, manager of the factory, arrived here yesterday with Edward Pearson and his son, with their families. The Pearsons are practical glassmen. The elder Mr. Pearson is understood to have invested in the local industry. He was in charge of a glass plant in Milwaukee for fifteen years, and has brought his family with him to settle in two homes. The elder Mr. Pearson is accompanied by his wife and grown-up daughter, while the younger Mr. Pearson has his wife and two children.
Mr. Pearson, Sr., will take active charge of the plant, assisted by his son.
It is understood that twelve glass blowers will be here shortly from the Easr, and later, they will be joined by their families. All of them are married men. In addition to these hands, there will be other employes, number altogether, about fifty hands to carry on the work.
Mr. MacKay says the capacity will be ten tons of bottles a day.
The visiting glass makers are looking for homes in which to settle, ad [sic] and their household goods have been shipped here.
Both Mr. MacKay and the Mr. Pearsons are enthusiastic over the prospects afforded by the plant, and believe it will prove a complete success in every detail.
It will be good news to Anacortes to have this important plant started, as it will not only add another industry to the city, but will be the means of bringing new families to the place and increasing the population by one hundred, at a conservative estimate.
It is clear that both Mr. MacKay and bot Mr, Pearsons are thoroughly in earnest with the movement, and they have the warmest wishes of all Anacortes in this promising venture.
|Keywords:||Anacortes Glass Company|
|Researcher:||David Bethman / Bob Stahr|
|Date completed:||May 28, 2019 by: Bob Stahr;|