Western Concrete Works, in El Paso Times 1953
El Paso Firms Manufacture Concrete Pipe, Cement Goods El Paso's two concrete pipe man-i ufacturers, using raw materials from local sources, manufacture a variety of materiafs ior the building building trades, employ 37 men with a yearly payroll of $95.000. and produce produce more than 160,000 feet of pipe annually. , Firm at Ysleta The Western Concrete Works'of Ysleta was founded as the result of the post war shortages that followed followed World War II. When the Holland-Page Co.. of Austin, was unable to;. fulfill its 1946 pipe-laying 'contract for the Lower Valley sewer system because because there were no concrete pipes to be had; they ordered their own pipe laying machinery and brought in Robert L. Feuerstein to run their new subsidiary. Holland-Page completed the i r contract and began selling to the general public until July, 1950 when Feuerstein bought the concrete concrete works. Make Other Goods Today, the company employs pipe with the largest single production production item being septic tanks. It 12 men with a yearly payroll o $50,000. Annuf.lly the company pro duces more than 100,000 feet o: The company also produces concrete concrete pipes and: fittings, grease traps, cesspool, rings, stepping stones, irrigation gates, bird baths, building blocks, mail box posts and benches. The raw materials are produced ocally, and the finished products are sold throughput the El Paso rading 'area, California and Mex- co. R. C. Semple, Inc. of 300 Haw- tins way is one El Paso firm that las grown with the City. Firm Shows Growth Organized in 1923 with five em- ployes, the company today employs 25 men with an annual payroll of $45,000. Semple makes concrete irrigation irrigation gates, irrigation pipes and culvert culvert pipes, and produces more than 60,000 feet of pipe annually. Raw materials and the finished products are secured from and marketed within a 100-mile radius of El Paso. Company officials are: R. C. Semple Sr., president; R. C. Semple Semple Jr., vice president and general manager.