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  • 100th ANNIVERSARY BANQUET

    December 3, 2016

    Company Founders

    Emory H. Snyder Luther D. Snyder

    1916 -- 2016

  • Program

    Welcome / Invocation Steven Snyder

    Deceased Employees 2016

    Ronald Deegan, Herman Sentz, John Shipley, Jr.

    Dinner

    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

    MANAGERS

    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

    DEPARTMENT HEADS

    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

  • CURRENT EMPLOYEES

    CURRENT RETIREES

    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

    Carl Zeigler

  • 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

    as possible.

    The 1920’s began the expansion of the product lines to include door stops, bo