: This photo depicts the lining of a ladle with a cement gun in the Buckeye Steel Castings taken on June 15, 1917. The Buckeye Steel Castings Company began producing iron castings in Columbus, Ohio, in 1881. It was not until it shifted to automatic steel railroad car couplers that the company exploded. By 1916, Buckeye Steel Castings claimed to be "the largest steel foundry in the world" to produce steel castings for railroads. Samuel Bush, President George Bush's grandfather, was president of Buckeye Steel during this time period.
The Buckeye Steel Castings Company closed its doors due to insufficient capital in the early 2000s. A new firm purchased the company and renamed it Columbus Steel Castings Company. This company continues to manufacture railroad-car undercarriages. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL04084 Subjects
: Franklin County (Ohio); Ohio Economy--Economy--Labor; Business enterprises--Ohio--Columbus; Railroads; Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)