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 - Syracuse Business Number of Cans BY" J, BURR...
Syracuse Business Number of Cans BY" J, BURR BRU. The Syracuse can making plant of Continental Can Co., Inc., this year will ship between 350,000,000 a n d 400,000»000 metal containers for packing vcg- e table s a n d fruits. This -will establish a new high in the his* toryof -file plant, in spite at adv adv e r s e weather conditions affecting affecting the corn a n d t o m a t o crops, according t o John Iu J. Bnr Bell \ The factory here is -upw midst of .its bu§y season and September be the heaviest month of the year ia volume of Mr. Carnie said indications point a record-breaking pack ox apples! in this state. . . . . " ! ' 2 23 Atchisoa Mr Carnie ha$ furnished this! i -j-i . r * * j " 37 Ati ^»n^ column with a fact sheet, prepared by the New York office, which about the lemaikabte growth Continental Can since it wasj founded in 1904 and the first ! situated ia this city. ; *Ben *Ben The founders were a group of- ·who broke away from the , . ,. i - i j - tm combine whicn had acquired 90 per cent o£,tbe country's can Plants in 3901. By early 1905 the second ulant -was established in Chicago "and the first order wks billed in April of that year. the company was incorporated In -- - - ' 3 do New York state in-1913 it had sets of $14,500,000 and annual of more 1han $5,000,000. ; .. Continental Can ha s grown stead- J ily thru the succeeding decades til it now operates 65 plants, and other operating· units employ-; ing more than 26,000 persons out the "United States' Canada Cuba. Its head office, at Syracuse during the early years, is in Continental Can Building. 100 K , New York City. ; A s an indication of its present; size and structure, gross sales of company -were 5397,863,767 ia 19oO.| Of the total, 82.9 per cent of were metal eaiis, II.8 per *-"- r ^ : paper containers and fibre drums, per cent crown caps and cork ucts and 2.3 per cent piasiics miscellanous products. ; 'The first Continental Can plant, inl Svracuse was and still is a machine shop, and the first was not a can but a can The succe^ of the company has depended to an important degree constantly improving production | 32 equipment. There now are twoj machinery manufacturing Chicago and one in Seattle. in-addition to. the Syracuse The equipment manuiactured iS| 32 principally can making machinery, both lor the company's own use, and to some extent for sale to ran makers. Can closing and fljarv equipment is sold or leased; to canners and packers of a sreati variety of products.

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  1. The Post-Standard,
  2. 07 Sep 1951, Fri,
  3. Page 30

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