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C. Beck Manufacturing Company

C. Beck Manufacturing Company

Photo by contributor George Nassas - Posted April, 2006

C. Beck Manufacturing Company

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted November, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Simcoe
The Town of Penetanguishene
In front of a museum on the north side of Burke Street
just east of Beck Boulevard

Coordinates: N 44 46.514 W 79 56.219


Plaque Text

The C. Beck Manufacturing Co. Ltd. operated from 1875 to 1969 with its centre of operations in Penetanguishene. The company sold wholesale lumber, shingles, lath, box shooks, pails, tubs and woodenware to firms in Ontario, Quebec, western Canada and the northern United States. It produced the special wooden tubs, boxes, barrels and pails that carried early 20th century Ontario food products to markets across Canada and throughout the British Empire. It was a family business whose founder, German immigrant Charles Beck (1838-1915), built a large lumber manufacturing business through aggressive marketing, shrewd diversification and technological investment. The C. Beck Manufacturing Co. was supported by an extensive array of Georgian Bay area lumber camps, specialty shingle, lath and lumber mills, two general stores, and three box, pail and woodenware factories in Penetanguishene and Toronto.


Penetanguishene Plaques

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> Posted July 13, 2008
Was Charles C Beck a member of the Masons? I have a Masonic sword with the name Charles C Beck engraved on it. My email is veernon@yahoo.com

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