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    DescriptionLocated in the Mid-Miami River valley of southwestern Ohio, Middletown was perfectly situated by five major railway lines and a canal, enabling it to play a leading role in the steel industry that flourished throughout much of the 20th century. This book recounts one hundred years of steel-making in Middletown, and defines the cooperative alliance between the city and the American Rolling Mill Company, which employed roughly half of the workers in the metropolitan area at its peak. George M. Verity incorporated his then-small company in Middletown on December 27, 1899. It rapidly grew into the country's largest employer, and was the first in the country to set up a separate research division. This foresight led to many improvements within the industry, and also resulted in the development of the first continuous rolling mill in 1924, considered by many to be one of the ten greatest industrial inventions of the 20th century. The relationship between the steel industry and the workers in Middletown was so harmonious that in 1958, the city earned the national award of an "All-America City."


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    Title
    Middletown
    Subtitle
    The Steel City
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roger Leroy Miller, By (author) George C Crout
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 171 mm
    Height: 233 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 290 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780738507293
    ISBN 10: 0738507296
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BGA, HB
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 430
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDWST, GEOG/OHIO
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036090
    LC classification: F
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000, BIO000000
    Abridged Dewey: 977
    Publisher
    Arcadia Publishing (SC)
    Imprint name
    Arcadia Publishing (SC)
    Publication date
    01 August 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL