The History of Racine Hosiery Company
Racine is constantly drawing to it new industrial and commercial
enterprises. Its development along manufacturing lines within the
past few years has been notably rapid and among the concerns which
have been started in the city in less than a half decade is that
operating under the name of the Racine Hosiery Company, with W. R.
Anderson as president,
Alexander R. Anderson as manager and treasurer and
J. H. Brinsley, secretary. The success of this undertaking was
insured from the beginning, for its officers are men of long and
broad practical experience in connection with every phase of the
knitting business. W. R. Anderson has had forty years' experience as
a dyer and is now the highest salaried man in that line of work in
the country, having charge of the finishing and dyeing department of
the Chicago-Kenosha Hosiery Company. His son,
Alexander R. Anderson,
brought to his present duties the lessons learned from twenty years'
training in all departments of the mill, including the office work,
and, moreover, he based his advance in business upon a thorough
technical training in chemistry received in the Northwestern
University. The secretary of the company has had fifteen years'
experience in the knitting end of the business, and thus the
combined ability of the officers is adequate to every phase of the
business and every situation that may arise.
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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