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Morning Star, June 1, 1997, pg. 17

One of Albionís significant employers during the mid-20th century was the Service Caster and Truck Company, located on N. Albion Street south of the main railroad tracks. The company moved here from Kansas City, Missouri in 1923. The firm manufactured industrial casters, floor trucks and trailers, industrial lifts, fork lift trucks and electric four-post lifters.

Many Albion residents have memories of Service Caster, which employed many persons before it was closed in 1954. During World War II, the firm received an "E" award from the Army-Navy for High Achievement in the production of war equipment.

From our Historical Notebook this week we present a photograph of a group of Service Caster workers and officials. Most of them are identified. Bottom row, left to right: Max Hyde, unidentified, Alfonso Desy, Gerald Davis, Ollie McFaters, Orville Burkhimer, Woody Shaw, Emil Kaiser, Herb Brown. Center row: Unidentified, Gilbert Sharrar, Fred Adams, Ken Matson, Shorty Neal, Clarence Soules, unidentified, Garold Adams. Top row: Ben Howard, Elsworth Snyder, Vernon Van Meter, Al Bolton, Ben Young, Roy Clark, Ray Jenkins, Harley Guy.

Service Caster Workers and Officials


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