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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

G. S. Green Company, Inc


THE G. S. Green Company, Inc., was founded by Mr. G. S. Green, who, a little over five years ago, saw favorable opportunities opening up for an independent enterprise in the heavy hardware trade, and with a small capital, but a large fund of practical knowledge, he started in business for himself to engage in the sale of heavy hardware and contractors' supplies. Later adding hoisting machinery.

As the business grew the capital was increased and the business was incorporated under its present title, with Mr. G. S. Green at its head. The original business of handling heavy hardware and contractors' supplies has been continued upon an increasing scale, and that in hoisting machinery pushed with vigor, so that the present company handles the best and most improved makes of hand, steam and electric hoists, winches, derricks, derrick fittings, locks, sheaves, and steel traveling cranes, and so complete are this company's facilities for meeting the demands upon it in this line that this house has established a reputation of unsurpassed prominence for the supplying of this

class of machinery and material. This is especially the case since the United States entered the World War and established its great shipbuilding industry, for which the hoisting machinery handled by this company is admirably adapted. Among the orders filled by the G. S. Green Company was one for eighteen steel traveling cranes for a shipyard at New Orleans for the French Government, and thirty-five 5-ton to lo-ton derricks to the Carolina Shipbuilding Company.

In connection with the large shipbuilding pro-gram since the United States has entered the in-dustry there has been a large demand for docking spars, the supplying of which is a specialty f this company. The company furnished the 56- inch by 36-inch by 50-feet docking spars for d ;k- ing the steamship "Leviathan," and also furnished the Government thirty-one docking spars for docking various transports of the United States, besides many other docking spars furnished to private firms and corporations, chiefly those working under contracts for the Government, for most of the output of this material at the present time is furnished to the United States Government, di-rectly or indirectly.

A very complete and large stock of heavy hardware and contractors' supplies is kept in stock so that orders may be promptly filled with exceptional celerity. Especially large stocks are carried in shovels, wheelbarrows, crowbars, picks, sledges, handles, etc.. Lumbermen's tools such as cant-hooks, peevies. Lug-hooks, bolts, rivets, washers, nuts, lag-screws, and in fact all tools and appliances used in the laying of tracks. A very large quantity of this class of material is now being sold to shipyards doing work for the Emergency Fleet Corporation.

Another line which is very well represented and in which the demand is quite active is that includeing forges, anvils, and kindred devices, and materials used in blacksmiths' shops; also rock drills and pipe tools such as stocks and dies, pipe cutters, vises and pipe wrenches; and machinists' tools, such as files, drills, taps, reamers, and vises.

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