Wednesday, February 29, 2012
We used to make things in this country. #93: Outboard Marine & Manufacturing Co. of Canada, Ltd., Peterborough Ontario
The Outboard Marine & Manufacturing Company of Canada was actually headquartered in Illinois and made Evinrude & Johnson motors. It changed its name to the Outboard Marine Corp in 1956, the same year it purchased Industrial Engineering, Canada's largest chain-saw manufacturer OMC moved this new subsidiary to Peterborough, Ontario, and changed the name to Pioneer Saws Ltd. (Although gone now, Canadian-made Pioneers have earned a good reputation. I've got a big Pioneer saw, and it's been good to me). The company also bought Cushman in 1957.