Did You Know?

Did You Know?
Did You Know?
Did You Know?

Several people mentioned Hendrix Manufacturing Co. and wished they knew the history of the plant. Piecing together bits of information from various people finds that the plant has more than a 125 year history in Mansfield. Brothers Fred and Frank Kavanaugh chartered the DeSoto Foundry and Machine Co. on March 13, 1906. The purpose of the company was to establish and conduct a general foundry to make and sell parts for sawmills. The first board of directors for the DeSoto Foundry listed Frank Kavanaugh as president, Walter Perkins as sec/treasurer, Joe R. Brown and O.V. Sample. Stockholders were S.G. Sample, S.A. Kidd, C.W. Elam, M. Ricks, J.W. Porter and Hollingsworth. The first agreement was with DeSoto Land Co. to rent 3 ? acres on Railroad St. and to provide parts and machines for the sawmill there.

 

 

 

 

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