Re: Can Companies [was 50' box cars, car assignments, and WWII]

Terry N Taylor <terryntaylor@...>

Hi Howard

Thanks for the info. Where were the 9 can companies in California?

Terry N. Taylor - email to: terryntaylor@...
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Howard R. Garner" <hrgarner@...>
To: <STMFC@...>
Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2003 16:57
Subject: [STMFC] Can Companies [was 50' box cars, car assignments, and WWII]

Thanks Clark for that bit of information. I assume you are talking about
late steam era. That raises the question of where were the can
located? I would guess they were spread over the food producing areas of
country because it would be cheaper to transport tinplate than cans. Did
West coast have a lot of can manufacturers with all of the agricultural
producing areas and Pacific fisheries?

Jack Wyatt
From a 1951 50th anniversary booklet from American Can Company.

56 can manufacturing facilities. From Tampa FL, to Vancouver, BC.
A few others were Waterloo, IA, St. Paul, MN, Seattle, WA, Portland OR,
9 in CA and 3 in HI. Anyone wanting further info, just ask.


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