At one time, Erie was a manufacturing powerhouse with quality products known around the world, such as Hammermill paper. In its heyday, the Hammermill plant ran 24 hours a day. The logos shown above represent some of the industries and service providers that operated in Erie, PA in the spring of 1958. Security-Peoples Trust Company used this image in a magazine advertisement to promote pride in the community. It would be interesting to see what items each company made and if they are still in business.
It would be great if there was a Museum of Erie Industries with sample items and photos of the businesses, especially the ones on West 12th Street.
Enjoy more interesting historic facts and photos of Erie, PA at: oldtimeerie.blogspot.com