H.J. Heinz: A Biography

H.J. Heinz: A Biography

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by Quentin R. Skrabec, Jr.
     
 

Though Heinz Ketchup is one of the most recognized corporate symbols in the world, few people know anything at all about H. J. Heinz. Industrial giants Rockefeller, Carnegie, Westinghouse, and Mellon became household names, and Heinz slipped into obscurity. Yet during a time of great transfers of wealth brought about in part by these famous robber barons, Heinz was

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Though Heinz Ketchup is one of the most recognized corporate symbols in the world, few people know anything at all about H. J. Heinz. Industrial giants Rockefeller, Carnegie, Westinghouse, and Mellon became household names, and Heinz slipped into obscurity. Yet during a time of great transfers of wealth brought about in part by these famous robber barons, Heinz was well known for his humane treatment of his employees, customers, and suppliers. At the same time Heinz built a commercial empire by his use of industrialized food processing before Henry Ford. This book includes 45 photographs many of which are being published for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786441785
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/18/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
291
Sales rank:
839,271
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Introduction 5

1 Bright Skies, Dark Days 9

2 Beginnings 24

3 Starting Life 46

4 A Momentous Year 66

5 Years of Growth 81

6 Europe and Expansion 96

7 Pittsburgh Industrialist 110

8 The Fair, More Expansion, New Products 121

9 H. J. Heinz's Golden Years 140

10 The Panic of 1907 168

11 Industrial and Christian Sage 189

12 Final Years 200

13 A Marketing Genius 206

14 A Pioneer in Process Management and Continuous Production 219

15 A New Type of Capitalism 233

16 Heinz the Man 252

17 Legacy 263

Chapter Notes 269

Bibliography 273

Index 277

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