Stories about the pioneering plastics plastics firms can be fascinating, and this is one of the best. The Milan News-Leader posted a great story yesterday about a local injection molder, Wolverine Plastics Inc. The firm apparently went out of business in the 1970s. But in 1957 it was in the public spotlight -- a big two-page feature spread in Life magazine. But Martha Churchill, a freelance writer and local historian who wrote the feature for the News-Leader calls the Life feature "totally bunk." I won't repeat her research here -- check her story for all the details. She says the Life article paints a "fairy tale" about a small town with folksy businessmen who built a terrific injection molder that employed a big chunk of Milan's populace making parts for General Motors.
Wolverine Plastics: a 65-year-old fairy tale?
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