1942
Profit
Sharing

Mr. Haigh was a very benevolent individual whose high concern for people resulted in a strong paternalistic management environment. In fact, one of the primary motives for his non-leverage financial philosophy was that, in times of business downturn or economic uncertainty, he was able to minimize the need to reduce staff in order to fund or finance debt service. In the downturns of the cyclical steel industry, he had only one financial obligation to satisfy, and that was the payroll. In his paternalistic style, which was later passed on to subsequent successor managements, he provided many progressive employee oriented benefits, such as profit sharing, as early as 1942.

1949 - 1962
Expansions
at the
Chicago facility

  • 1949 Building 2 - 14,000 sq. ft.
  • 1953 building 3 - 30,000 sq. ft.
  • 1957 building 4 - 18,500 sq. ft.
  • 1962 building 5 - 30,000 sq. ft.
  • building 6 - 37,500 sq. ft.

1963
John H. Haigh
President

John H. Haigh succeeds his father as President.

5 more expansions in Chicago under John Haigh’s leadership

1967
St. Paul

October 1967

1st St. Paul Location opens

1968
Milwaukee

November 1968

Milwaukee Division opens

1970
St. Paul

December 1970

St. Paul (Eagan) Division opens

1972
Don McNeeley
joins CTI

Don McNeeley joins CTI, 1972

4 months
later

And merely 4 months later…
McNeeley proves himself to be the answer man! Just the first of many outstanding contributions.

 

 

 

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