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Hakala Communications Inc. Corporate and Institutional Histories
 

 

       

Produced for The Manitowoc Company's 100th anniversary.
176 pages, ©2002.

SUMMARY: On September 9, 1940, fifteen months before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a shipyard on Lake Michigan received a $30 million contract from the U.S. Navy to build ten submarines. Pleased with the yard's workmanship and efficiency, the navy ordered twenty more. Voyage of Vision tells the story of the shipyard's growth from building tugs, freighters, and car ferries in the early years of the century to thousand-foot Great Lakes ore carriers and U.S. Coast Guard vessels in the modern era. Also described is the company's expansion into manufacturing cranes and refrigerated foodservice equipment. A special dimension of this story is The Manitowoc Company’s participation in America’s century-long experience with industrial growth, the First World War, the Great Depression, World War II, the postwar consumer boom, peacetime atomic energy uses, offshore oil exploration, the fast food revolution, and global markets.

 
 

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