1 of the The Beloit Chronicles
The Chapter 11
announcement - June 7, 1999
2 of the Beloit Chronicles
leading up to Chapter 11
through June 7, 1999
3 of the The Beloit Chronicles
Events from June 7 to December 31,1999
4 of The Beloit Chronicles
from January1 to March 31 2000
5 of the The Beloit Chronicles Events from April 1
to June 1, 2000 - The final chapter
6 of the Beloit Chronicles
The aftermath - Beloit Daily
News headlines re: Beloit Corp. through
Chronicles Author's Comments
History Part I -1858-1885
This article tracks the progress
of Merrill's' first foundry in 1858 located at 937
Third Street, Beloit, Wisconsin , through the sale of
Merrill & Houston Ironworks in 1885.
History Part II -1942-1987" After
WW2 Beloit expanded from less than 1,000 employees to
5,500 by 1987 with many offices and plants worldwide.
Iron Works 1885-1941
We track the early years of the new company from 1885
to WW2 when Beloit Iron Works devoted almost 100% of
their capacity to the war effort and was awarded the
Army & Navy "E" for excellence four
Iron Works Firsts There is a familiarity
with the modern era of milestones and
"firsts" of Beloit Corporation. This list of
"firsts" of the Beloit Iron Works was
complied for the years 1885 to 1956.
in the History of Beloit Corporation This
is an article tracking the technical progress and
management changes of the Beloit Iron Works from 1848
to 1999,Corporation. This article tracks the technical
progress from 1858 to the present.
City experiences Deja Vu
It was the great Yankee catcher, Yoggi Bera, who said,
"This is like Deja Vu all over again." In
time we may fully understand the similarities of
the 1885 and 1999 incidents that shocked the City of
Corporation Worldwide 1997 Employee Roster
Three sheets: This information is copied from the
Beloit 1997 appointment book.
Appointment Book and Calendar The
appointment book became a status symbol. If you had
one you belonged to the Beloit
Winder Brochure - Circa 1920
Describes the great features of the winder used by the
World's Leading Mills in 1920.
Beloit Winder Brochure
Brochure describes the typical cast iron two drum
winder of its day.
Was a Very Good Year This
article presents the stats of one year in the
life of former Beloit employees and why they were so
proud of their company.
Removable Fourdrinier Brochure - Circa 1922
Without a doubt, the greatest advance made in
recent years in the way of time and labor saving in
(formerly known as Downingtown Manufacturing Company)
located in Downingtown, PA has been converted to a
park dedicated to WWII Vets
on the Rock River
you have not had the opportunity to visit Beloit, WI,
you have missed seeing the great murals displayed on
The North Wall of the old Beloit Complex Buildings.
Corp scores a "grand slam" ranking 1, 2, 3
in three important paper industry patent classes
1969 to 2003 1969 - years
1969 to 2003
to Patent Storm
Patent Storm website lists U.
assigned to Beloit Corp. and
full-text patent search.
Department of Justice Court
rejected efforts of Joy Global, Inc. to avoid
the merits of severance pay claims of Beloit
for ExBeloit Severance Package
Harnischfeger is still fighting to hold out paying the
Destruction in Indonesia's Forests: ECA Watch
Summary - This study credits The Beloit Chronicles,
Part 2 through 5 authored by Luigi Bagnato as
presented by on this page for background
information for their article. See "End Notes of
study on their page"
Viewpoint The Beloit
Saga: APP, ECA's, and the Bankrupting of America's
Oldest Paper Machinery Companies. A portion of
the report is based on the " The Beloit
Chronicles Series" as posted on this web site on
The Beloit History Page
Iron Works Advertisement 1889
Can you identify this machine?
E. D. Jones Story
By Dwight Jones and Henry
Beloit has had 9 presidents from 1885 to 2000.
Beloit Globe The
story behind the globe in the Beloit Corporation main
of BIW as published in 1936 Book of Beloit:
Reproduced on the Internet by former Beloit
Corp. employee Mark Preuschl.
to be an ExBeloiter Small
group of BIW employees organized and formed
the first American credit union. Read
about it's history at this link.
Item of 1896 QUOTE - "It is
our pleasure to present today, a picture of the
magnificent shop of the Beloit Iron Works, an
Institution in which the City of Beloit has great
pride, built by Beloit people............"
wheels to Paper Machines
BIW transitions from
the O .J. Merrill Machine Shop producing a
famous water wheel in 1858 to a world position
manufacturing 927 paper machines over it's 142 year
of The BIW office buildings The photos
in this article were taken by Luigi Bagnato and
Dennis Hays during a tour of the buildings November 1,
2003. The BIW buildings are being renovated by
the Hendriks Development Group.
by Ken Hendricks
redeveloped the former Beloit Corp complex says,
Management drove the Beloit Corporation
plant into the ground, The workers at that complex and
others made the community what it is
of the Woods Building During the demolition of
the Woods building a mystery building was discovered.
of Beloit Security Building
Photos by Art
& Houston Proposition 1882
Specification for a 64" cylinder machine. Total
price $ 8,225. including two Beating Engines. A
reproduction of the original 1882 document is
Orders.xls List of 675
Beloit Corp orders: Ord. No. 25 01/01/02 through Ord. No.
820 08/01/99 on Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Read the list or
save on your computer.
Quarter Century Club The BQQC annual dinner is
always an enjoyable social event.
The Closing of Beloit Jones "No, everything's not
okay, because somebody hasn't had their due."
of Beloit Corporation A third party comprehensive
history of Beloit Corporation by Answers.com
Works reclaims the Past
Since its striking
transformation in 2002, The Ironworks complex
has become a rejuvenated home base for dozens.
Patterns Become Art William
Sandman, a recent graduate of Beloit College is
designing BIW casting patterns into pieces of art.
History of Walmsleys (Bury) Charles
Walmsley, founder of Walmsleys (Bury) UK,
decided in 1866 to start a business with hopes of
success largely on his skill as an engineer.
Bit of Early Beloit History
Headlines from the
Beloit Weekly Free Press, April 1861 through February
Issues Legal issues relating to Beloit
Corporation and Harnischfeger
Industries (now Joy Global)
Preuschl's Beloit Photo Album Mark is
a former Beloit Corp. employee (1978-1999). Posts over
1600 photos of Beloit Vicinity including some of
the Beloit Corporation - past and present.
on Joy Global Retirement Funds Settlement
Comments by Senator Judy Robson, The lawsuit over the
risky investments shows that Harnischfeger was not
looking out for the best interests of its employees....."
Inc. Creates New Winder Division Story
posted in The Beloit Daily News Wednesday, Aug 08,
2007 - 11:26:50 am CDT. Paperchine now employs over
120 people worldwide, most former Beloit Corporation
employees. Paperchine opened in March, 2000, after
Harnischfeger, the parent company of Beloit
Corporation, declared bankruptcy.
First 145 Years of the Paper Machine in the United
William J. Beckes presents a review of paper machine
developments in the United States beginning with the
import of the first Bryan Donkin
fourdrinier in 1827 by H. Barclay of Saugerties, NY,
continuing through to the hugh wide, high speed, high
production paper machines we know today.
Jobs, Eliminate Waste, Preserve Value
A "backgrounder article" about the
rejuvenation of the Iron Works Complex and the
man behind it. An
interesting 7 page article published December
2006 by Leigh Buchanan, editor-at-large for Inc.
Bankruptcy News - Issue Number 1, June 14, 1999
A good "backgrounder article"
concerning the Beloit/Harnischfeger Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition
including financial history and balance sheets. (Posted on this website for it's
Comment on Beloit Corporation Severance Settlement Judy
Robson, was a Wisconsin State Senator during the Harnischfeger/Beloit
many times have you crossed this bridge? The
walkway that connected Beloit Iron Works offices to the
Woods Building is now a break room, for both buildings.
(This terrific photo is from the OldOnliner's
photostream). See more great Beloit photos by clicking
this Flickr link OldOnliners
photos on Flickr
hurdle cleared in Beloit Corp. battle
Story from The Beloit
Thursday, Dec.13, 2007 by Krista Brown Daily News staff
writer and thanks to Chuck Bestul who alerted us to the
Story from The Beloit
Daily News: Posted Friday,
Dec. 14, 2007: Wisconsin Sen.
Judy Robson announced
Thursday that the workers (ExBeloit)
won a major victory in their
long battle for severance pay.
Corporation Blackhawk facility has new occupant. Chemtool
is moving into Beloit Corp.'s former 330,000-square-foot
Blackhawk facility. The former Beloit Corporation site
in Rockton is 200 acres. Paperchine purchased 22 acres
and Chemtool closed on the remaining 178 acres last
Corporation History Timeline
(Selectable time intervals of the base timeline)
Timeline is a collection of public domain webpages
related to Beloit Corporation History including many
selected from the Paper Industry Web.