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St. Paul Operations,  Chapter 37

1. Introduction

    This chapter focuses on the Manufacturing Operations, to include the other corporate functions that helped to make us a success:

  • Production Engineering
  • Quality Assurance - an evaluation guidance card was used.
  • Prototype Manufacturin
  • Misc manufacturing  stories here.
  • Lockheed Martin used the STARS systems to do their time cards.

We could indeed use a summary of the Roseville operations that grew from one building to three buildings plus the Waters' Edge leased facility. Over two decades the Roseville operations shrank to just one building before merging with the Eagan MACS building in 2017.

It is sad to note that at one time the manufacturing operations employed some 10,000 people in the Twin Cities environs - then better business tax situations led to operations in FL, CO, Canada, etc - all initially reporting administratively to St. Paul management. [lab]

2.0 Manufacturing Organization

One of our readers has submitted an organization chart from the 1970s era, headed by Emmett Johnson, Director of Factory Operations.

  • Reporting to Emmett were planner Bob Faust and Group Managers Gerry Brings, Chuck Fredrickson, W. Hobbs, R. Overas, Bernie 'Mike' Svendsen, and Dick Yost. 
  • Reporting to Gerry's Operations Management group were Managers Chuck Berget, Lee Best, Don Dunn, Larry Hamre, John Knaak, R. Plashko, Jack Radford, and W. Schwirtz.
  • Reporting to Chuck Fredrickson's Manufacturing group were managers R. Brings, Gerry Krueger, Glen LaBorde, W. Overen, and Richard 'Dick' Sherlock.
  • Reporting to Mr. Hobbs Prototype Manufacturing group was Fred D. Maser, Manager of Antenna Coupler manufacturing.
  • Reporting to Mr. Overas Production Group were managers R. Blau, Harold Dunnell, Hugh Etzell, Harold Grandprey, and G. Linn.
  • Reporting to Bernie 'Mike' Svendsen Product Quality Assurance group were managers Ron Arneberg, R. L. Johnson, Phil Pearsall, Jack Rickert, and Grover Wulff.
  • Reporting to Dick Yost's Manufacturing Engineering group were managers P.M. Hill, R. D. Morrison, P. Schenk, and Larry Zierhut.


{Editor's note: I have written the first name of those with whom I'd worked or met during my career. Please send me names of the others as you recognize them. Also - does anyone remember the year? [LABenson]}

In this Chapter

  1. Introduction [left]
  2. Manufacturing Operations
  3. tbd

Chapter 37 edited 2/23/2022.