Porcelain Products to have office in Findlay


Publication: The Lima News

Lima, OH, United States
vol. 43, p. 4, col. 1




One of Six Merged Factories

Will Also Be Operated



Ohio and West Virginia Plants

Are Included in New



FINDLAY, July 13 (Special) Porcelain Products, Inc., is the name of a new firm, the result of a consolidation of six companies with factories located in Ohio and West Virginia, which will make its headquarters in this city.

The new companies capitalization runs into seven figures. Firms involved in the merger are General Porcelain Co., Parkersburg, West Va.; Ravenswood Porcelain Co., Ravenswood, Federal Porcelain Co., Carey; Cincinnati Porcelain Co., Cincinnati, and Findlay Electric Porcelain Co., of this city.

J. E. Bicknell, who for many years has been president of the local plant becomes president of the new organization. Other officers of the new concern are F. E. Owen, vice president, Parkersburg, W. Va.,; John G. Loy, Carey, secretary-treasurer; J. V. Patterson, Findlay, sales manager; and H. A. Eatherton, Findlay, production manager.

Directors are: Bicknell, Findlay; Owen, Parkersburg; R. G. Spencer, Carey; W. S. Rich, Carey; and C. E. Mason, Ravenswood, W. Va.

Offices will be established on West Front St. in this city for the new company within one week. The merger will give Findlay considerable prestige in the porcelain manufacturing industry as the new firm takes rank among the leaders.

The corporation's papers were issued in Delaware. All of the assets of the six companies involved have been purchased by the new company. None of the plants will be moved from their present locations, but will serve their geographical locations as much as possible.

Keywords:Porcelain Products, Incorporated : General Porcelain Company : Ravenswood Porcelain Company : Federal Porcelain Company : Cincinnati Porcelain Company : Findlay Electric Porcelain Company
Researcher notes:National Electric Porcelain Co. at Carey was the sixth company. Since it was not mentioned, National and Federal may have consolidated just prior to the announcement. In 1931, PP had Carey Plant No. 1 and No. 2 as well as the plants at Findlay, Parkersburg, and Ravenswood. Apparently the Cincinnati plant had been closed immediately after the merger.
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Researcher:Elton Gish
Date completed:January 12, 2007 by: Elton Gish;