Howell Area Archives Digital Archive

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  • HCDL-ngp-I001-03-0010_u.jpg

    These photographs are of products made by the Utilex Corporation, a Division of Hoover Ball & Bearing Company.  Utilex was formerly located at 425 Frank Street, Fowlerville, Michigan.

    The year of this photograph is unknown.
  • HCDL-ngp-I001-03-0001_u.jpg

    This is a collection of photographs from Unified Industries, Incorporated.  Unified Industries opened in 1953 at 1033 Sutton Street, Howell, Michigan.  A cement building for their factory was built on Thompson Lake at the old fairgrounds.  The plant manager and part owner, John F. Miller, is featured in the two portaits included in this collection.

    Unified Industries made aircraft and automobile parts, using steel and plastic.   The photographs show the production areas where car bumpers and other parts were made in 1957 and into the 1960's.  Later, they produced rail trolleys and bridge cranes tracks.  In 2017, Unified Industries joined Columbus McKinnon and moved their factory to Brighton in 2019.  The new location is 740 Advance, Brighton, Michigan.
  • HCDL-ngp-I001-02-0029_u.jpg

    This group of photographs documents the construction in 1970 of the new Pepsi-Cola Metropolitan Bottling Company, Inc., canning plant.  The plant was built on a 21 acre parcel in the McPherson Industrial Park at 755 McPherson Park Drive, Howell, Michigan.  The building was 73,000 square feet, and at the time was the largest bottler in Michigan.
  • HCDL-ngp-I001-02-0001_u.jpg

    These are photographs of Refrigeration Research Incorporated, 525 North Fifth Street, Brighton, Michigan.  The photographs also included the notation, "Hartland - E.J. Duncan".

    Refrigerator Research Inc., was founded in 1944 by Ed Bottum, who remained president until 1996, and active in the business until his death in 2001.  The business manufactured parts for the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry.  Refrigeration Research Inc., also is home to the Refrigeration Research Museum.
  • HCDL-ngp-I001-01-0093_u.jpg

    These photographs are of employees of the Spencer-Smith Machine Shop, Roosevelt Street, Howell, Michigan.  The wall calendar is turned to February 1920.  They manufactured pistons for cars, trucks, airplanes and tractors.   Leo Baltrus is captioned on this picture, and the date 1922.

    The names of the persons and exact dates are unknown.
  • HCDL-ngp-I001-01-0091_u.jpg

    These 1970 photographs are of 1115 Sutton Street, Howell, Michigan, the Austin & Blue Manufacturing Inc. building.  
  • HCDL-ngp-I001-01-0083_u.jpg

    These photographs are of Carpentry Engineering Incorporated, a modular home plant that built prefabricated housing,  1973. The plant was located at 3400 East Grand River Avenue, Howell, Michigan.
  • HCDL-ngp-I001-01-0082_u.jpg

    This group of pictures are of inside the plant of Howell Electric Motors Company, Electric Apparatus, 405 North Roosevelt, Howell, Michigan.    One photograph features a Square Motor, dated 1975.

    The names of the persons in the photographs are unknown.
  • HCDL-ngp-I001-01-0076_u.jpg

    This is a portrait of James F. "Pat" Murphy, Manager, Howell Electric Motors Company, Electric Apparatus, Howell, Michigan, 1955.   Pat Murphy was "3rd top man at Motors" in  1955.
  • HCDL-ngp-I001-01-0075_u.jpg

    This is a portrait of Claud Hammell, of Howell Electric Motors, Company, Electric Apparatus, 409 Roosevelt, Howell, Michigan, 1955.
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