Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on January 4, 1959 · Page 61
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 61

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, January 4, 1959
Page 61
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From iU beginning in 1929, in California. S i n e * then, Macco Corp. has grown to be- Macro has completed construc- come one of the true giants in MAKES HERCULES LAUNCHER Here is a recent photo of the Nike Hercules air defense guided missile made during testing of launching and ground handling equipment being produced on a production line basis by the Consolidated Western Steel Division of United States Steel Corp. for Douglas Aircraft Co. The steel company produces the launching and handling equipment at plants in Los Angeles and San Francisco. U. S. Steel Is Providing Space Age Equipment United Statej Steel'g Con- lolidated Western Steel Divi- lion ii helping solve space-age problems in design engineering Douglas Aircraft the launeh- »nd development by participating from design hoard to hardware stage in a number of ·pectacular projects in the mis- lile, avionic, atomic power and ipace fields. Though its role in these areas is broadening daily, the Southland firm is also maintaining its participation in a wide variety of civilian projects in the expanding western ·conomy. A« Douglas Aircraft Co.'s ·ubcontractoi', Consolidated Western developed the handling and launching facilities from which on Oct. 11 the Air Force's Thor-Able rocket thrust the space vehicle Pioneer to a point farther from · the earth than any man-made object had ever gone. * * · * THE LAUNCHING STAND for the attempt to orbit the moon is one of three Thor facilities fabricated at the firm's Maywood and Vernon plants. After shop fabrication, the project's components w e r e Canaveral, Fla., for erection by this U. S. Steel division. · CWS is now producing for ing and major segments of the ground handling equipment for the Nike Hercules air defense junctioi guided missile. A superior model .of the nation's first combat-ready guided missile, the Nike Hercules can engage and destroy enemy Jj~ aircraft at higher altitudes and longer ranges than the supersonic Nike Ajax, for which Consolidated Western also produced launching and ground handling equipment. THE HERCULES launchers were designed with the dual capability of firing both Nike Aax and Nike Hercules missiles. Specifications also'called for dual adaptability of certain other components of the new launching system to handle both of these .types of missiles. Designed as a complete piece of mobile ordnance, the equipment can serve also as a field weapon, since it can be quickly disassembled, moved to a new site and made ready for firing. transported by truck to Cape | Th» U. S. Steel division is a subcontractor to Douglas which has the responsibility for the development and production of the airframe and launching equipment on the Nike Ajax and Hercules models in con- ion with Western Electric Company, prime contractor for the Nike missile system. In atomic power development, Consolidated Western fabricated several major segments for nuclear reactors, including several of the hea' components of the sodium reactor experiment a t the Atomics International Division of North American Aviation. WITH ITS DESIGN WORK completed, Consolidated Western is now fabricating a tri- sonic wind tunnel for the new Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs. Specifications call for the wind tunnel to be designed and built to extremely close tolerances so that'll can be used in research and development work in addition to the training of cadets. The' wind tunnel will be capable of producing ah- speeds up to Mach 5 (3,150 mph) and simulating flight conditions in the subsonic, transonic and supersonic ranges. The firm also holds contracts P raven to be a good one. Ind*p«ndtnt-Prtw-T*l*9r«m PARADE OF PROGRESS--11 Wo Job Is Too Big for Macco Corp., Real Industrial Giant the highly competitive h e a v y ducts, drydocks, shipyards, reconstruction industry. With its fineries, highways, airports and 10 diversified divisions and sub- hundreds of other major proj- sidiaries, Macco has completed ects throughout the world, nearly 1 billion dollars worth of major construction projects MACCO'S founder president in the past 29 years. J 0 h n MacLeod, born and edu- Under the direction of its cated in Scotland, migrated to founder, John MacLeod, Macco Canada in 1911 and in 1923 he has g a i n e d an industry-wide entered the United States as a reputation for "getting the job superintendent for the William done" -- on time, and in the S i m p s o n Construction Co., best manner. The Maeco name has become well known around years, the world, throughout the oil and construction fields. THE MACCO "idea," unique MacLeod, is to furnish indus- replacing the necessity of calling individual contractors for the years,'the Macco idea has for the research and development and production of other highly strategic items including parts for. long range missiles, missile cases and rocket motor bodies. "Our plants in California, Arizona and Utah are continuing to handle a wide variety of commercial projects as the market for this type of work keeps pace with the expanding western economy," C. W. Lee, president, said. In 1932, Macco undertook its first major job -- that of build- tion of dams, reservoir*, aque- where he r e m a i n e d for six Today, MacLeod heads a company whose 10 divisions and subsidiaries stand in readiness to move at a moment's notice, when first conceived by John with mechanical precision, into its particular phase of a con- try with a "package plan," a struction project. The construc- plan whereby Macco contracts tion division directs the gen- for complete projects, thereby oral construction activity of the corporation as well as such specialized activities as pipe line each facet of a project. Over installation, pile driving, excavating and guniting. * · * · THE KEFINERY and chemical division operates on a na- ing the San Gabriel Dam No. 2 tionwide basis, engaging in the tT. S. STEEL'S OIL WELL Supply Division has been providing engineering s e r v i c e s , drilling equipment and tubular requirements for the South- L vy land's petroleum industry since b e f o r e Lakeview, Southern California's first big gusher, blew in near the turn of the century. Oil Well supplies and services the area's oil producers, refiners and · drilling contractors through its California headquarters in Los Angeles and branch stores and warehouses in Long Beach, Bakersfield, Taft, Castaic Junction, Ventura and Avenal. : Another Oil Well Supply operation in the Long Beach, area that traces its history to pioneering Southland fields is the Neilsen Pump Works, 3?,04 Cherry Ave., which manufactures bottom hole pumps for oil wells and services field installations. MAKES GARDEN TOOLS W. 0. Viery, commercial sales manager of the United States Steel Products Division, describes colorful long-handled garden tools, being produced by the firm in Southern California, to Constance McManus. The tools, which.come in a complete line of 109 different items, are called the golden grain line because the color of their handles resembles that of the precious metal. esigning, engineering, con-| traction, maintenance, mod- rnization and expansion pro- jrams of refinery and chemical ilants. The rig building division las built towers of steel to ring power, television -adio across the west. The drilling fluid division sup- ilies rotary drilling muds and hemical additives for the na- ion's oil drilling needs. The pipeline division offers pipeline service in California, uid constructs main line pipe- ines anywhere in the world. The lumber division provides pecial 24-hour service for ·onvenience of its customers. Pacific Crane Rigging Co., subsidiary, the largest, most versatile organization of its kind n the west, maintains and op- rates the biggest truck crane Jeet in the world. * * « « GIGANTIC trucks, proudly rearing the name of Bclyea rruck Co., another Macco sub- idiary,' haul heavy industrial quipment, Atlas missiles, jet ngines and other m i l i t a r y quipment across the nation. Diversified Builders, Inc., bitter known simply as DBI; a a Macco subsidiary, lists ho ing, commercial building, i trial developments and defense installations among its imprai- and sive accomplishments. * And, familiar sights In' tlj» harbor area are the hydrauifc dredges operated by the Pacific Dredging Co., a Macco affiliate. -2 MACCO IS GROWING ---is the nation is growing. The jEJ- ture presents both a challenge the and a promise. As an orgtj. ization t h a t has all of frh?» know-how and experience that comes from over a quarter; oJ a century of service to American industry and government, Macco looks ahead to the ever- increasing demands of a peti- plc who are ever seeking a better way of life. '.·'£ Macco, a company with character, a b i l i t y and integrity, stands ready to serve at home -- or anywhere in the worlk, where people need service and "a job well done." '_ '· BEN C. GERWICK, Inc. PRECAST PRE5TRESSED CONCRETE DIVISION » » » CONCRETE PRODUCTS FOR PILES, BRIDGES, BUILDINGS, AND MARINE PROJECTS Southern California Division KENNETH D. SYLVESTER District Uaaagtr 2050 WILMINGTON - SAN PEDRO ROAD P. O. BOX 591--SAN PEDRO ITT. INTEGRITY -J* TM m-o^,... ^»r,^" ^y^TM, ·,%, T ^« V ,S^ W WW « · - * * J|, - T^J", · * -^"iR^uliampivJs^H ,\;. ^Hc-l's'· " : ^ : \mm DIVISION v : !-J ""·"·- T^f.'y^'v-\ *.-,;-^; t \ i; ':',. ,- -,..',- ,^S Many of the bridges, buildings and industrial plants, oil field rigs, television towers, pipelines, and major projects under construction that you see daily, are products of MACCO Corporation. Since 1929, MACCO has completed nearly one billion dollars worth of projects. MACCO gets the job done expertly, efficiently, and economically -whether it's a simple project that requires the services of just one de-. partment--or a complex undertaking requiring all ten MACCO divisions, and affiliates. As you drive through the West-, ern United States, you'll notice many different construction projects proudly displaying the MACCO emblem. These are projects that,when completed, will be -- "jobs' well done!" MACCO C O R P O R A T I O 144O9 S. Paramount Blvd. Paramount, California

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