Huron Portland Cement Company


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The Huron Portland Cement Company was organized on November 22, 1906. This industry gave a tremendous boost to Alpena's economy after the end of the lumber era. It was once the World's Largest Cement Plant. It is now owned by Lafarge North America.
Notes:
"It was agreed to build a cement plant in Alpena next to the Michigan Alkali Company's quarry. The name of the plant was to by the Huron Portland Cement Company. The first meeting of record was held on November 22, 1906...AGREEMENT...between J.B. Ford, E.L. Ford, George R. Ford, B.F. Berry, George B. Morley, S.T. Crapo and H.J. Paxton...agree to jointly organize a corporation [and] shall be directors for the purpose of engaging in the manufacture of Portland Cement...H.J. Paxton was quietly sent to Alpena to purchase lad for the plant and to locate a suitable source of clay or shale. On December 13, 1906, 120 acres of land lying between the quarry and the shore were acquired. And Mr. Paxton acquired 120 acres of shale land in Wilson Township. The first meeting of the stockholders we held on January 22, 1907...Capital stock was twelve hundred thousand dollars. The first president...was John B. Ford who served in the capacity from 1906 to 1939...cement production did not actually take place until the spring of 1908. The capacity was 2,000 barrels a day." from "The Town That Wouldn't Die" by Robert Haltiner
Date of Original:
c 1910
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Height: 3376 px
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Subject(s):
Collection:
Ann Taber Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Huron Portland Cement Company:
    Michigan, United States
    fltLatitude: 45.0735387489604
    Latitude: 45.0735387489604 Longitude: -83.4061854019165
Donor:
Tim Taber
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Recommended Citation:
Ann Taber Collection, Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
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Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
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211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

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Huron Portland Cement Company


The Huron Portland Cement Company was organized on November 22, 1906. This industry gave a tremendous boost to Alpena's economy after the end of the lumber era. It was once the World's Largest Cement Plant. It is now owned by Lafarge North America.