Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Sharing Memories - Eaton Plant in Spencer, Iowa, closes
Easton Plant in Spencer, Iowa
In 1974, I was working as one of five personal assistants to the Governor of Iowa at the time, Governor Robert D. Ray. One of my areas of responsibilities was employment.
When the above plant opened, I was privileged to accompany Governor Ray, in the state plane, on a visit to this plant opening (because of other assignments, I believe this was the only plant opening I attended). Because of that, I've always noted the name Eaton. Here is a news story of the recent plant closing announcement:
We always hate to see plants close, of course, but this one seemed to have a very good, long run. Hard to believe how long it has been since we visited in 1974.