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View from Top Down( Measurex Annual Reports, with lovely pictures ;-)
from John Gingerich's treasure trove of documents :-))
In 2013 John Gingerich, ex-Mx President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), e-mailed saying that he had about 25 years worth of Measurex annual reports and some other Measurex public documents, would I be interested in borrowing them.
For years, I have posted much air-ware ( "He said ... She said ... " ) about Measurex, with an occasional oral history and photographs. I jumped at the chance to get some "hard evidence" of the life and times of Measurex. :-))
While on his way to visit Dave Bosson across the bay, at the appointed time John Gingerich bounded in my front door ( he just CAN'T be that fit!! ) dropping off about 15 pounds of documents, a letter giving permission to post, and a self addressed stamped box for reurns.
Talk about First Class Service !! ;-))
Reminds me of "Results Guarentee" ;-))
The Annual Reports have GORGOUS pictures, and of course some interesting business and financial information.
The Annual Reports provide us with reminders of the many lines of business ( paper, pulp, building products, metals, plastics, rubber, electrical utilities, ... ) we engaged in, with pictures of our people, gauges and displays, also customer machines and products, to aid our memories :-))
People have a tendency to simplify things, including history. Measurex did not make a simple straight chart line to the top of the Matterhorn - did you remember that in 1982 we LOST money ?? - I didn't remember, now we have the annual report to remind us.
I am way too lazy to scan and post the over 20 annual reports, and I presume you are not THAT interested, in reading then all, no matter how fascinating they may have been when current -
Every 5th year annual report - starting with the first report in 1972
- Annual Report 1972
- Annual Report 1977 - "The First Decade"
- Annual Report 1982 - Yes, we lost money that year -
- Annual Report 1987
- Annual Report 1992
Hmmm - I'll scan some more :-)) Every 5th year annual report - starting with 1975
All of the available Measurex "Fact Books"
- Fact Book 1969-1988
- 20th Anniversary with some memorable people :-))
with an executive family protrait ;-))
- Fact Book 1996
The above is almost half of John Gingerich's annual reports, and all of the other material.
It took me some time to "process", I trust it will give you a good time ;-))
Thanks much to John Gingerich for making this material available (and for the super service) :-))