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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 400,000Â»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 buÂ§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 ^Â»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- Â·who broke away from the , . ,. i - i j - tm combine whicn had acquired 90 per cent oÂ£,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 operatingÂ· 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.