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  • American Building Maintenance Industries - Lehman Brothers Collection
    in 1913 The company continued its robust expansion and in 1920 it opened offices in Los Angeles Portland and Seattle ABM made history in its field by becoming the first janitorial contractor in the country to clean a major college campus when it contracted with Stanford University in 1921 Further growth led to the acquisition of Easterday Janitorial Supply Company in 1927 the company could then offer both janitorial services and supplies to its customers Theodore Rosenberg took over the presidency of the company in 1935 after the death of his father Morris Rosenberg The next year a division of ABM wired the lighting system on both the Golden Gate and San Francisco Bay Bridges During World War II the company cleaned thousands of Navy ships docked in San Francisco among many other West Coast ports The company also assembled and installed the wiring on the amphibious vehicles known as Water Buffaloes that were built in Seattle during the war By the end of the war ABM was operating seventeen offices in the United States and Canada In 1962 American Building Maintenance and Easterday Janitorial Supply Company became subsidiaries of American Building Maintenance Industries the corporation formed to become a

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  • American Electric Power Co., Inc. - Lehman Brothers Collection
    kilowatt hours it provided from 53 million to 427 million AG E developed a plan to give away electric irons to new customers and free toasters to customers using the most electricity The company also rented vacuum cleaners and ran cooking schools using electric ranges This program increased consumer demand for electricity The company was able to lower its rates as consumption increased and offered sliding scale rates determined by that ratio As AG E continued to grow it sold all of the gas utilities acquired in the original deal The company also sold electric companies that could not be merged into a single system and acquired smaller companies that could be easily consolidated The company constructed long range transmission lines to link its properties its system in Indiana became interconnected with the construction of a 32 mile long tie line and the replacement of equipment in the area with more powerful generators AG E duplicated their success with this program in other regions The U S entry into World War I created a 40 percent increase in the demand for electricity The post war years saw a great increase in industrial expansion and thus the need for more power Mitchell was a key figure in crafting the ideas upon which the first federal legislation regulating electric power the Federal Power Act of 1920 was based Philip Sporn an AG E engineer created a high voltage high velocity circuit breaker in 1935 That same year the Public Utility Holding Company Act was introduced mandating that the company divest itself of two companies Atlantic City Electric and Scranton Electric AG E was able to maintain ownership of its Central System which ranged from Virginia to Michigan World War II caused an increase in the need for power however the company did

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  • American Export Industries, Inc. - Lehman Brothers Collection
    the Depression forced the company to reorganize in 1936 as American Export Lines American Export ships were used as military transports for American naval troops during the Second World War In 1939 American Export purchased the India Service of the American Pioneer Line and in 1945 it acquired a controlling interest in American Overseas Airline American Export purchased Isbrandtsen Steamship Company in 1962 for approximately 6 million after the U S Commerce Department approved a twenty year subsidy pact for fourteen newly acquired vessels The company was then renamed American Export Isbrandtsen Lines A new holding company the American Export Isbrandtsen Company was created in 1964 to acquire American Export Isbrandtsen Lines Inc and to allow American Export Isbrandtsen to diversify It would now be able to acquire and develop additional operations previously prohibited because of a subsidy agreement negotiated with the U S government In 1967 Dragor Shipping Corporation was merged into American Export Isbrandtsen Company Inc AEIC and the name American Export Isbrandtsen Company was changed to American Export Industries Inc This merger would allow the company to diversify into tanker operations Dragor Shipping previously known as Ward Lines was one of the oldest shipping lines in the

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  • American Export Isbrandtsen Lines, Inc. - Lehman Brothers Collection
    This Collection Using the Business Records Using the Deal Books Chronology Company Industry Glossary History of Lehman Brothers American Export Isbrandtsen Lines Inc Lehman Brothers Collection American Export Isbrandtsen Lines Inc List of Deals 1969 export banner export bay export

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  • American Express International Fund - Lehman Brothers Collection
    This Collection Using the Business Records Using the Deal Books Chronology Company Industry Glossary History of Lehman Brothers American Express International Fund Lehman Brothers Collection American Express International Fund List of Deals 1969 issue of 985 128 shares with attached

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  • American General Insurance Company - Lehman Brothers Collection
    it earned an underwriting profit in its first year of operation Three years later it declared its first dividend By 1936 the capital and surplus of the company surpassed 1 million In 1939 the company was licensed to operate in nine states and had assets over 2 million In 1939 American General established a subsidiary the American General Investment Corporation to make acquisitions Beginning in 1945 the company made a series of acquisitions that would greatly increase its size and variety of services In 1945 American General acquired Seaboard Life Insurance Through the 1960s and 1970s American General continued to expand through acquisitions In 1964 it purchased Maryland Casualty Company doubling the size of American General and making it a major property and casualty insurer in all fifty states and Canada Over the next two years it added Patriot Life Insurance Company By 1968 American General had 1 billion in assets and began trading on the New York Stock Exchange In the late 1970s American General purchased the Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company giving it entry into the retirement savings market Between 1982 and 1984 the corporation doubled in size with an even more aggressive acquisition policy In 1982 it

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  • American Machine & Foundry Company - Lehman Brothers Collection
    used for picking up and resetting bowling pins through the use of mechanical suction cups In 1938 American Machine Foundry hired the inventor of this machine and then spent six years refining the idea The result a product called the AMF Automatic Pinspotter revolutionized the bowling industry The product was introduced in 1946 and then reintroduced in 1951 with enormous success as the country experienced a bowling boom By 1957 AMF had installed 30 000 machines During the postwar years AMF also grew as a military contractor From 1948 to 1953 defense related products rose from 7 percent of sales to 50 percent AMF also became heavily involved in the construction of nuclear reactors By 1955 AMF was awarded its fifteenth reactor project AMF reactors were located worldwide in locations such as Puerto Rico and Portugal In 1955 AMF also began designing and developing an underground launching system for the Titan intercontinental ballistic missile In 1960 AMF reported that earnings rose to a new high of 24 1 million on sales of 361 9 million as compared to 1952 when it earned 4 2 million from sales of 105 8 million While the company was now involved in many lines of business including power tools and sports gear it was the bowling equipment and military orders that represented the bulk of the company s business In 1960 AMF expanded its line of sporting goods by acquiring Ben Hogan Company a manufacturer of golf clubs bags balls and other golf equipment The same year it also bought Paragon Electric a maker of timers for automatic defrosting in commercial and household refrigerators for 6 4 million In 1963 it acquired Tuboscope a company that produced plastic coatings for tubular goods and other metal products In the late 1960s and into the 1970s

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  • American Metal Climax, Inc. - Lehman Brothers Collection
    Records Using the Deal Books Chronology Company Industry Glossary History of Lehman Brothers American Metal Climax Inc Lehman Brothers Collection American Metal Climax Inc List of Deals 1971 50 000 000 8 1 2 sinking fund debentures due March 1

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