Comment 61928

By MattM (registered) | Posted April 07, 2011 at 11:05:34

Everything in that video stood out for me. The people, the stores downtown, the vast amount of big name industries. I can't believe Hamilton was home to the head offices or major manufacturing facilities of some of the biggest companies in the world. General Electric/Westinghouse, Firestone, International Harvester, IBM, Stelco, Dofasco, P&G, Otis, Studebaker, Lifesavers.

Kinda weird that a fair number of those companies left town within the last 10 years. Lifesavers, P&G, Westinghouse (bought by Siemens), Stelco. I think losing Lifesavers was really crappy, personally. It was a unique company to have. Same story as usual too. Lifesavers went through multiple buyouts between the 1980's to when they left around 2003 or 2004, those buyouts eventually resulted in the closure of "less efficient" plants.

Comment edited by MattM on 2011-04-07 11:07:03

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