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  • Alpena Industrial Works
        Alpena City Directory ad for Alpena Industrial Works near the turn of the century.
      Alpena City Directory ad for Alpena Industrial Works near the turn of ...
  • Northern Extract Company
        Northern Extract Company was built in 1891 near the Ninth Street Dam and close to the railroad. Tannic acid was extracted from hemlock bark, boiled down and shipped in barrels. It was used in the tanning of leather.
      Northern Extract Company was built in 1891 near the Ninth Street Dam ...
  • Alpena Portland Cement Company
        Not to be confused with Huron Portland Cement, the Alpena Portland Cement Company began production in 1901. It was located on the bay just north of the city limits. After closing for seasonal repairs in 1909, the company never reopened.
      Not to be confused with Huron Portland Cement, the Alpena Portland Cement ...
  • Michigan Alkali Quarry
        The Michigan Alkali Company opened a quarry in Alpena, and the first shipment of limestone left in 1903. There was much waste in their production. J. B. Ford, Vice-President of the company, found a solution - make cement from the "waste." The Huron Portland Cement Company was formed, and cement ...
      The Michigan Alkali Company opened a quarry in Alpena, and the first ...
  • Eales Brothers and Company Manufacturing Plant
        The Eales Brothers and Company Shingle and Tie Mill began operation in 1895 on the corner of Oldfield and Ninth Streets. Their office was at 336 North Second Avenue. It was operated by Allan and John Eales and George McRae.
      The Eales Brothers and Company Shingle and Tie Mill began operation in ...
  • Alpena Excelsior Company
        The Alpena Excelsior Company plant was located on Woodward Avenue near West Miller. It was incorporated in 1892 with George Shannon as president, J.C. Walker as secretary, F.W. Fletcher as Treasurer, and J.A. Corbin as foreman. The company manufactured all grades of excelsior for carriages, mattresses, caskets, upholstery, and packing. ...
      The Alpena Excelsior Company plant was located on Woodward Avenue near West ...
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