Table of Contents


Introduction

1911-1929 I. Early Days

  1. Toledo 1911, a Backdrop
  2. Grafton Acklin, Founder
  3. The Family and Early Business

1930-1941 II. The Depression

  1. Toledo During the Depression
  2. Employees stories of the Depression
  3. Formation of the U.A.W. and the Acklin Unit

1941-1944 III. The War Effort

  1. Toledo during WWII
  2. Acklin Production during WWII

1944-1952 IV. The Greenhill Era

  1. Rags to Riches
  2. The Acklin "Family"
  3. Veterans Come Home

Other Resources

Biographical Sketches of Acklin Employees
Photo Galleries
Graph of Employment Levels at Acklin
Oral History Transcripts - New!
Bibliography/Sources
Links

1944-1952 IV. The Greenhill Era

  1. Post-war Production
  2. Toledo Industry in the 50s

1952-1964 V. Tecumseh Steps In

  1. Tecumseh's History
  2. Acklin's Production
  3. Greenhill Steps Down 1954

1965-1982 VI. Stability and Decline

  1. Phil Wood, Plant Manger
  2. Industrial Landscape of the 1970s
  3. Problematic Prospects

1982-1998 VII. Hard Times

  1. Labor Trouble and a Recession
  2. Less Tension, Less Business

1999- VIII. Hope For the Future!

  1. Howard Ice's Vision

Photo Galleries
Workers Photo Gallery

Workers

Executives and Managers Photo Gallery

Executives

Machinery Photo Gallery

Machinery

Building Photo Gallery

Buildings

Products Photo Gallery

Products

World War II Production

WWII Production

Biographies of Acklin Employees

Biographies

Timeline

Timeline

Last Updated: 1/3/12