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1921 to 1930
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1921

  • ACIPCO begins making cast iron well casings with threaded connections.
  • John J. Eagan begins second term as ACIPCO president. He serves until his death in 1924.

    1922 Cow

  • First Board of Operatives meeting.
  • President Eagan announces profit sharing plan and secretly establishes trust to leave company to employees upon his death.
  • ACIPCO Research Committee formed.
  • ACIPCO produces the country's first cement-lined cast iron pipe with Charleston, South Carolina. It is still in use today.
  • Free pasture provided for employees' cattle.

    1923

  • April 23: John J. Eagan leaves ACIPCO common stock to employees.

    1924 Baseball

  • January 1: New Medical Department building opens.
  • March 30: John J. Eagan's death.
  • April 16: Colored Industrial League Amateur Baseball Club organized.
  • October: Susan Eagan becomes a member of the Board of Directors.
  • W.D. Moore elected president and serves until 1946.
  • Commissary renamed ACIPCO Store.

    1925

  • April: First Eagan Day commemorative service.
  • Eagan coin is cast.

    1926

  • Melting unit begins operation.
  • #1 Mono-Cast begins operation and produces 4- to 12-inch pipe (ran until '71).
  • ACIPCO introduces mechanical joint

    1927

  • ACIPCO adds third shift resulting in 24-hour plant operation.

    1929 Great Depression

  • February 28: Shipping record of 1,022 tons.
  • Stock Market crash marks the start of the Great Depression.
  • Group insurance for all employees goes into effect.
  • First dust collection system installed in the Mono-Cast shop.
  • Waterous Company stops making fire trucks to concentrate on pumps and hydrants.
  • First 24-inch Mono-Cast pipe is cast using an experimental centrifugal casting machine, demonstrating that Mono-Cast pipe can be made successfully in larger sizes.

    1930

  • Manufacture of 14 to 24-inch Mono-Cast pipe begins in newly built No. 2 Mono-Cast Shop.

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