Monday, February 6, 2012

Talented Tuesday - Morse Chain Purchasing Department, 1950

From Left: Steve Morris, R.W. Appleton (Director), Ed Nunn

This 1950 August-September issue of Echo, a publication of the Morse Chain Company, a Borg-Warner Industry, features an article on Ithaca’s Purchasing Department. The headline reads, “Ithaca’s Purchasing Department Keeps a Weather Eye on the Markets of the World.”  The article further states: “In the course of a year, the Purchasing Department of the Morse Ithaca plant buys enough steel to reach five times around the Equator!”

My father, Ed Nunn's job was to be constantly alert to the quality and value in the materials he purchased for the company – don’t we wish there was more of that type of vigilance today. 

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