Chicago Rubber Clothing Company
The Chicago Rubber Clothing Company, with its plant at the corner of Albert Street, the Northwestern tracks and Forest Avenue, controls one of the largest establishments of this kind in the United States. The company has about four acres of ground space, its buildings covering two acres. Two of these are three stories in height, one is two stories and two are one story structures and all are of brick construction, adequately supplied with a sprinkler system. The buildings are well lighted and ventilated and the employees work under sanitary conditions. They employ over two hundred people, fifty per cent of whom are men. They manufacture rubber raincoats for men, women and children and their output represents a wide range of style and price. They also make inner tubes and retreads for automobile tires. This is one of the large and profitable manufacturing concerns of Racine and the goods are sold to jobbers and large dealers. The gradual and substantial growth of the business has made this one of the largest establishments in the manufacture of rubber clothing in the country and their trade is constantly increasing. It is with no difficulty that they hold their patrons, owing to the excellence of their product and the thoroughly reliable business methods which are always maintained.
Source: Racine, Belle City of the lakes, and Racine County, Wisconsin : a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement; Chicago: S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1916, 1216 pgs.
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