The Legend of Worthington Industries

The Legend of Worthington Industries

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In 1955, John H. McConnell, the son of a steelworker, borrowed $600 against his 1952 Oldsmobile to finance the Worthington Steel Company. McConnell, an experienced steel broker, perceived an opportunity: large mills were shifting processing capabilities away from smaller customers. Today, Worthington has earned a position as one of the nation's largest steel processors by serving customers with specialized needs, and in the 1980s, built a large custom plastic capability. The company produces metal framing for construction, body panels for cars, railcar castings, and pre-formed dashboard assemblies for major automakers. Jeffrey L. Rodengen captures the story of free enterprise and personal drive in this well-illustrated volume.As the supervisor of clutches and torque converters at Ford in the early 1980s, he worked closely with Worthington on a project that ... Part of the problem was that the archetype of the American auto industry, along with the other domestic auto makers, was out of touch with what the public wanted. ... The Ford Taurus.

Title:The Legend of Worthington Industries
Author: Jeffrey L. Rodengen
Publisher:Write Stuff Syndicate - 1999-04-01

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