1955 December 1

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1955 December 1 - Head Unsound Of Laughlin Plan —(UP) — board...
Head Unsound Of Laughlin Plan —(UP) — board chairman Laughlin Steel nation's fourth producer, today Finance Committee manufacturers' tax is economically t!he House-approved per cent levy industries "at disadvantage in neighboring .unequal distribution of taxation in pyramiding of tax and would be unbalanced in the effect on various groups Senate committee cost J&L "about addition to the taxes to add no part cost of construction manufacture to steel (which) are competitive conditions. would serve as Millard Co. Buys Ready Mixed Concrete Plant H. E. Millard Lime and Stone Company, Annville, has bought the ready mixed concrete phase of the Lebanon Ready Mixed Concrete Firm, Lebanon, it was learned today. The entire ready-mixed concrete operations at 10th St. and the Reading Railroad, including the building which houses mixing- and storage bins, will be dismantled and moved to Millard's Annville quarry site'early ^7r~Ja Ernest D. Williams Sr., Millard president, said today. Roy H. Risser, owner of Lebanon Ready Mixed Concrete, said he will continue to operate the building materials phase of his business in the large brick building adjacent to which the concrc'.c operations are currently conducted. The amount of money paid for the concrete business was not made, known. In the judgment oC experts in the field, however, ihe cost of duplicating the local concrete plant would approximate $150,000. Williams said the transfer will include a steel roofed structure housing the concrete, mixing and storing equipment; 12 ready-mixed concrete truck units; a dump truck; and all the equipment of the concrete phase of operations. Disman-tling is expected to begin the first week in January, he stated, and concrete production is expected to begin at Annville by early spring. The Annville firm quarries high calcite content stone used extensively in cement and steel mills and a commercial grade of stone for road work .and concrete. Supplies For Company Williams said his company has bee:i the main supplier of. stone and sand for Lebanon Ready Mixed Concrete, two of the three main elements in the manufacture of concrete.. The other is cement. The new operat ! ons will provide the Annville firm with a convcn- icntly adjacent outlet for much of the commercial stone taken out of the quarries in the 'extracting of the higher grade of calcite content stone, Williams stated. Risser said he will continue the building materials business which he termed the largest phase of his operation. He will file a change in firm name shortly.lie said. Lebanon Ready Mixed Concrete was the first firm of its kind to begin operations in,Lebanon Valley. Planned In 1936 The late A. P. Marks and Harvcy Steckbeck planned its founding 'in'1936 and began work on a physical plant at Nortj 8th St. and the Pennsylvania Railroad, near the Metropolitan power station. Construction stopped for about a year after one-fourth of the structure .was built. Then Risser bought the firm, completed the building and started operating. In 1945, Risser built a new structure for the plant at his present location and'expanded both the concrete and building supplies business. The latter is operated from the large brick structure on what was formerly the Hunsicker Engineering Company tract. Rissor who resides at Summit and Nowland Streets, said the concrete phase of operations employ twenty men, including drivers anc equipment operators. angry a of his new in do '.ion history baffled. lost his

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  1. Lebanon Daily News,
  2. 01 Dec 1955, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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