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    Default W/S Factory photos (recent)

    Link to Photos taken fairly recently at the Cleveland Ohio Plant.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hellmut...7622291472635/

    8th photo down I believe is looking SW at the Test Floor area
    (NW corner of the Plant)

    9th I believe was taken right outside the main Lobby as you entered the main shop.

    Long time since I roamed around these rooms.
    Long time gone.

    Last I heard the city of Cleveland was using the Plant as a trash seperation and recycling "facility".

    Regards,
    John

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    sad to see W S plant now
    I can see if you a turret today for get it.

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    Thanks for sharing , all very interesting, so sad to see american manufacturing gone.

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    Are their any out there of it in use in the later years?

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    Looks just like the HGR building.

    Tim

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    Are their any out there of it in use in the later years?
    If memory serves me correctly the Cleveland Plant was shut down in the eighties.
    The Company moved to Solon, Ohio and activity continued for a short time.

    Meanwhile, after at least 4 corporate "take-overs" (in only a decade), the lights were turned off for the last time.

    More info can be found in a book entitled "The Rise and Destruction of the Warner and Swaey Company". The book would provide a great deal of fodder for the Manufacturing in America and Europe forum....

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    The Rise and Destruction of the Warner Swasey Co by Peter Rebar was a facinating read.
    Copies may still be available from the author, he was working at Hi Level Industries or something close to that when I got mine. Profit is not a dirty word, but when mindless greed is running the show, the bottom of the barrel is not far away. Jim

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    Default We lost a good company

    Warner & Swasey was purchased because we were too rich due to lease programs and quality eqipment.

    Bendix won out in the stock option after Dominion out of canada came after us. Many W&S execs were rich over night but Bendix which we were told was a white knight actually was a black knight. They tore the guts out of W&S and sold off the Divisions and took the money in the bank.

    So sad to see the plant photos.

    Retired Reg. Apprentice

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    Exclamation Fyi!

    Quote Originally Posted by jljim View Post
    The Rise and Destruction of the Warner Swasey Co by Peter Rebar was a facinating read.
    Copies may still be available from the author, he was working at Hi Level Industries or something close to that when I got mine. Profit is not a dirty word, but when mindless greed is running the show, the bottom of the barrel is not far away. Jim
    Peter Rebar is The President of Hy-Level!

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    [QUOTE=TOM RICHARDSON;1265915]Warner & Swasey was purchased because we were too rich due to lease programs and quality equipment.



    Bendix won out in the stock option after Dominion out of canada came after us. Many W&S execs were rich over night but Bendix which we were told was a white knight actually turned out to be a black knight. They tore the guts out of W&S and sold off the Divisions and took the money in the bank.

    So sad to see the plant photos.

    Retired Reg. Apprentice

    TPR

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    Man those pics are depressing. I run my 2A and love it. To me its the most user friendly machine to run.

    Jay

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    Anotherone gone by the wayside. God Bless


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