Hanover in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
20th Century Manufacturing
From the early 1900's, Hanover Wire Company became a world-wide leader in making wire cloth, Hanover Cordage Company produced large quantities of twine and other cordage, and R.H. Sheppard Company is internationally famous for its production of power steering equipment for heavy vehicles. The R.H. Sheppard Company provides about 50% of all heavy-duty power steering units used in the U.S. plus a significant share of the international market.
Snack and other food production contributed significantly to Hanover becoming one of the major manufacturing centers in the state, especially Hanover Canning Company, later Hanover Foods, Inc. (vegetables), Utz Quality Foods (potato chips), and Snyder's of Hanover (pretzels).
Mail order businesses also thrived. After World War II, Lana Lobell Company (later Hanover House Industries) grew in size until it distributed over 60,000,000 catalogs a year. Everybody's Poultry magazine, now Sheridan Press, and Doubleday Books built large publication centers here. For a time Hanover had the sixth largest postal volume in Pennsylvania.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is on the SE corner of the town square with 7 other markers about the town of Hanover. Marker is in this post office area: Hanover PA 17331, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Inventions of Hanover (here, next to this marker); 19th Century Industrialization (here, next to this marker); Hanover in the Revolutionary war (here, next to this marker); Richard McAllister (here, next to this marker); Digges' Choice, 1737 (here, next to this marker); Hanover Architecture (here, next to this marker); Culture and Entertainment (here, next to this marker); Hanover's Wounded (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hanover.
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Categories. • 20th Century • Industry & Commerce •
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