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100th ANNIVERSARY BANQUET
December 3, 2016
Emory H. Snyder Luther D. Snyder
1916 -- 2016
Welcome / Invocation Steven Snyder
Deceased Employees 2016
Ronald Deegan, Herman Sentz, John Shipley, Jr.
Presentations Steven Snyder, Glen Morrell
A G Ealy Memorial Award Leonard Potter
Entertainment Bill Clary – Magician
BOARD OF DIRECTORS & OFFICERS
Steven L. Snyder Board Chairman, President
Glen E. Morrell II Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Director
Leonard L. Potter II Director
Larry W. Smeltzer Director
Susan Cluck Accounting Manager
Keith Green Machining Manager
Kenneth Jarrett Maintenance Manager
Steven Kress Production & Quoting Manager
John Stonesifer Plant Manager
SUPERVISORS & STAFF
Bobbie Cashman Accounting & Insurance
Sean Neiderer Molding & Melting Supervisor
Jacki Ernst Customer Service
Roger Brown 2nd & Night Shift
Lydia Clabaugh Grinding & Sawing
David Cool Molding
Chad Green Pattern
John Hafer Core
Teresa Hamme Finishing
Todd Martin Maintenance
Scott Pifer Permanent Molding
David Snyder Machining
Ronald Snyder Melting
Kenneth Altland Jacki Ernst Nathan Herren Philip Ott, Jr.
Robert Bailey Tina Eyster Donald Hersh Scott Pifer, Sr.
Charles Bankert David Funt Octavio Hinojosa Leonard Potter II
Luke Baugher Shirley Funt Stephen Houck Clarence Powell
Leonard Baughman Derrick Gaugler Joseph Jarmolowicz, Jr. Kevin Rhine
Candice Bechtel Charles Gragg Kenneth Jarrett Eric Rodriguez
Russell Becker Chad Green Steven Kress Daniel Schmitt
Matthew Belt Keith Green Justin Lawrence Joshua Shearer
Sherry Belt David Hafer Seth Lawyer Brenda Shipley
Roger Brown John Hafer Joseph Leopold Cory Shultz
William Bulawa, Jr. Ronald Hafer Eric Lewis David Snyder
Bobbie Cashman Thomas Hafer, Sr. Charles MacCall Diane Snyder
Christopher Clabaugh David Hamme Todd Martin Eldon Snyder
Lydia Clabaugh Larry Hamme Patrick McAndrew Ronald Snyder
Scott Clabaugh Teresa Hamme Chad Milburn Steven Snyder
Susan Cluck Daniel Hanna Glen Morrell II Brandon Stepler
David Cool Samuel Harman John Mummert John Stonesifer
Elwood Cornell David Harmon Franklin Myers III Daniel Summers
Dwight Daley Mark Heebner Sean Neiderer Georgeann Wolfe
Larry Henschke Vincent Nevius, II
Alton Aldridge Samuel Harman Betty Mummert Delmar Shelton
Wayne Anders Shirley Hauler Elmer Nelson Brenda Shipley
Florence Baker Michael Keefer Phil Raber John Shipley, Sr.
Dean Bankert Linda Koontz Dennis Rinehart Walter Shipley
C. Robert Bowers Charles MacCall Richard Rinehart Larry Smeltzer
Howard Brown Robin Maxwell Edward Runk Eldon Snyder
Harry Cool Hannah Miller Francis Selby Daniel Summers
Gordon Dunn Robert Miller Robert Shanefelter Melvin Summers, Jr.
A large part of our success in reaching the milestone of 100 years in business is
the loyalty and dedication of our employees.
The following had 25 years of service or more:
William Adams David Greason Sean Neiderer Eldon Snyder
Wayne Arnold Thomas Hafer, Sr. Vincent Nevius Herbert Snyder
Paul Aulthouse David Hamme Chester Overholtzer Luther Snyder
Harry Badders Luther Hankey Melvin Overholtzer, Jr. L. Robert Snyder
Florence Baker Vaughn Harbaugh, Jr. George Peart Ronald Snyder
Dean Bankert Clyde Harman Scott Pifer Steven Snyder
Marian Black Samuel Harman Charles Plank Larry Smeltzer
Mike Bollinger Robert Harner Leonard Potter William Spiridonoff
Roy Bollinger Dorothy Herring Phyllis Potts Kenneth Stair
Robert Bowers Donald Hersh Phil Raber Roger Stair
Fred Breighner Paul Hilterbrick Margaret Rebert Walter Stair
Glenn Breighner Mike Keefer Tom Redding John Stonesifer
Howard Brown Linda Koontz Cletus Reinaman John Stuller
Tom Bucher T. Herbert Koontz Dennis Rinehart Richard Stuller
Lydia Clabaugh Charles Kump Kenneth Rinehart Daniel Summers
Scott Clabaugh Earl Lemmon Aaron Rohrbaugh Melvin Summers
Collen Cool Upton Lemmon Edward Runk Robert Summers
David Cool Merle Little Vincent Scheller RosemaryTawney
Harry Cool Edward Loeffel Columbus Schneider Robert Teal
Riley Cumbee Roger Long Francis Selby Harvey Tressler
Dwight Daley Thomas Mcgonigal Clinton Sentz Paul Utz
Gerald Daley Edgar Mehring Robert Shanefelter Raplh Vaughn
Donald Feeser Ted Milburn Brenda Shipley Henry Waltman
J. Everett Feeser Hannah Miller John Shipley, Sr. Robert Weaver
Ralph Feeser Glen Morrell Walter Shipley Roger Wetzel
Irvin Fleishman Harold Mort Robert Shorb William Wetzel
Lewis Fox Betty Mummert Walter Shryock Lloyd Wintrode
David Funt Robert Mundorff Frank Shuff Warren Wisotzkey
Shirley Funt LeRoy Myers Emory Snyder Richard Yingling
THE EARLY YEARS THE LITTLESTOWN HARDWARE & FOUNDRY COMPANY, INC. started in 1915 as a partnership of Emory and Luther Snyder in Wrightsville, Pa. under the name of The Wrightsville Supply Company and The Wrightsville Garage. The new
company sold Maxwell cars, repaired all makes and started making items such as hammers and toys by purchasing their castings
from one of three foundries in Wrightsville; then machining, plating and assembling the items at Wrightsville Supply. They wanted
to start a foundry where they could make their own castings. Red Lion was seeking new industries, so they were looking at the
possibility of starting one there.
John Moudy, of Moudy Real Estate on West King Street in Littlestown, had developed a barn door lock that was being
made at Columbia Malleable. They suggested that he have the castings nickel plated at Wrightsville Supply.
Moudy mentioned to the Snyder brothers the need for more industries in Littlestown, since there was only a silk mill and a
few cigar factories. They told him they were considering starting a foundry in Red Lion.
Moudy arranged a meeting in Littlestown with any interested people and businessmen with Emory and Luther at the
upstairs meeting room of the Alpha Fire Department. After talking about their plans for a foundry, a committee was appointed of
two bankers and local store owners. Emory and Luther decided to start their new business in Littlestown.
Through the public sale of bonds and other financing, funds were raised for the purchase of land along Charles Street and
for the construction of the first building. It was 50 x 100 feet. A railroad siding was added for receiving shipments of pig iron, coke
and molding sand by rail freight. Necessary production equipment was purchased. Sixteen employees were hired.
John Moudy deserves the most credit for bringing the business to Littlestown, but M. N. Wehler deserves the credit for
keeping it here. Without Mr. Wehler’s and the Littlestown Savings Institution’s help, the new business could hardly have kept going
as it lacked working capital as payrolls, accounts receivable and inventories increased rapidly.
Chartered May 24, 1916, the first officers were: Emory Snyder – President, Sheldon Abel – Vice-President and Luther
Snyder – Secretary / Treasurer. Emory was in charge of machining and finishing, Sheldon was in charge of the molding and
melting operations and Luther was responsible for the office, including quoting, bookkeeping, purchasing, etc. Sheldon Abel, of
Wrightsville, was one of the three stockholders and directors with Emory and Luther in the new corporation. His knowledge of the
foundry business was from years of experience at Columbia Grey Iron. He quit after a few years and his stock was bought by the
remaining two stockholders. Emory and Luther’s wives then became stockholders and were directors for the next thirty years.
By the end of 1916, the business had 23 employees.
During the war years of 1917 and 1918, mostly castings for World War I were made. Even with war work, it was very
difficult to get material such as pig iron and coke. Those days, the priority system didn’t work very well. It was a tough time for the
new business. It was new to the suppliers who were taking care of old customers first.
The war ended in November, 1918 and the country went into a slump in 1919.
1920 gave the new business a real boost. With the help of I. H. Crouse, an addition was built onto the molding room more
than doubling the number of molders. Mr. Crouse was a real help as he left the entire amount of the bill on a note to be paid as soon
The 1920’s began the expansion of the product lines to include door stops, bo