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Clark Equipment, c. 1960

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dc.contributor.author Krum, Kermit
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-04T18:08:55Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-04T18:08:55Z
dc.date.issued 1953
dc.identifier.other 2000003955
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.willardlibrary.org/xmlui/handle/123456789/408
dc.description This undated photograph captures assembly line workers at Clark Equipment's Springfield plant, probably in the 1950s and or early '60s. The manufacturer of industrial trucks, machinery and equipment set up shop in the area in the 1920s, employing a couple dozen workers. In the company's heyday in the 1960s, about 3,500 worked at the Springfield plant. The company, then headquartered in Buchanan, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1972 with a family day picnic at its Springfield plant, which at the time manufactured a line of 130 forklift trucks and special use vehicles. More than 4,000 attended. A decade later, Clark announced the consolidation of lift-truck assembly work, eliminating 400 jobs, and by 1987 had ended all production in Springfield. The plant was demolished in 1992. en_US
dc.description.abstract Photograph of machine shop at Clark Equipment in Springfield, circa 1950s or '60s en_US
dc.subject Manufacturing en_US
dc.title Clark Equipment, c. 1960 en_US
dc.type Image en_US

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