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Brenack Stevedoring Company


IN the development of the port of New York one of the most notable features is the excellence of the facilities for the loading and unloading of freight. The stevedoring business is an index to the importance of any port, for the volume of commerce received and shipped at the waterfront is the measure of the commerce of the port.

It is therefore a significant fact that within the last decade the volume of business for the steve-dores of New York has more than doubled, and the number of firms engaged in the business has also increased.

The Brenack Stevedoring Company, Inc., is one of the newer enterprises in this branch of industry, having been established on April I, 1916, by Thomas P. Brenack, who has been engaged in this line of business for the past twenty years. Bringing to the enterprise the benefit of long experience and the advantage, important in this line, of business, of close touch with ample supplies of skilled stevedoring labor, Mr. Brenack has gained a record of highest efficiency in the prompt execution of orders for work of this

kind. He includes among his regular customers many important lines and leading ship owners of New York, whose constant patronage he has gained and retained by the uniformly prompt and reliable service rendered in every department of the stevedoring business. Mr. Brenack established his own business at a time when the port of New York was so congested with freight awaiting shipment that every stevedoring enterprise in and around New York was overloaded with orders. It was an opportune time for Mr. Brenack to bring his experience and abilities to bear in the effort to relieve the situation, and his help at that juncture was very effective.

In addition to general stevedoring work the company does a storage business upon an exten-sive scale, operating both waterfront and inland storage warehouses, where articles may be re-ceived from wharves and piers subject to shipping orders, or may be placed while waiting for

removal to shipboard. A specialty of this part of the business, also, is the boxing of automobiles for export, at reasonable rates.

Thomas P. Brenack, the proprietor of this business, was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., May 4, 1882, the son of Thomas J. and Emma (Therrio) Brenack. He was educated in St. Francis College, Brooklyn, N. Y., until 1898, when he began his business life with the firm of B. J. Hall & Sons, stevedores, of 116 Wall Street, New York. In that employ he learned the business thoroughly, advancing in the service of that firm in responsible positions until he determined to start one in like business for himself. He brought to the business not only valuable experience, but also a thorough appreciation of the methods needed to establish its efficiency.

In three years he has developed the business to a position among the leading concerns in its line in New York. Its business expansion is the result of Mr. Brenack's personal supervision of the business, and his policy of making quality of service the first consideration.

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