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Grant Beattie

New Castle, PA

#1 Jul 13, 2009
Great picture, I worked at ALCOA right below the bridge in the early fifties.
Wayne Schuricht

AOL

#2 Jul 13, 2009
Alcoa Shop 32 on the right. The place where a lot of our Dad's worked
Bill Whitaker

United States

#3 Aug 6, 2009
My father Charles S. "Chuck" Whitaker was one of those working here.
Frank Maier

United States

#4 Aug 8, 2009
Wayne Schuricht wrote:
Alcoa Shop 32 on the right. The place where a lot of our Dad's worked
Yes, and I worked with your dad. Hello from the past! Which German club did your dad direct the choir? I sing and am active with the Teutonia Maennerchor and the Schweizer Maennerchor Helvetia in Pittsburgh. Could you give me some history? There are a few people would still remember your dad and mother. maierfe@verizon.net

“Ken Hi and Springdale Hi”

Since: Jul 08

Glendale CA,

#5 Aug 14, 2009
My uncle, Charles (Chick) Heister worked there in the late 30s and into the 40s. He gave me an aluminum bat.
Olderndirt

Rural Valley, PA

#6 Aug 18, 2009
My father worked in the general area. I'm not sure where exactly but he came out of the gate on 10th street.
Tom R

Saint Clair Shores, MI

#7 Aug 19, 2009
Olderndirt wrote:
My father worked in the general area. I'm not sure where exactly but he came out of the gate on 10th street.
There is a picture posted of the 10st gate....under 10' of water in 1936.
Joe Lettrich

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#8 Sep 23, 2009
Wayne Schuricht wrote:
Alcoa Shop 32 on the right. The place where a lot of our Dad's worked
Wayne, how are you? I just happened to run across this on the internet. I have some great photos you would appreciate of the Valley Heights neighbors. Contact me at newkenjoe@gmail.com
Joe Lettrich

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#9 Sep 24, 2009
Wayne Schuricht wrote:
Alcoa Shop 32 on the right. The place where a lot of our Dad's worked
Wayne,

How are you? I just saw this site on the internet. Great old photos. Get in touch with me. I have some great old photos from Valley Heights. newkenjoe@gmail.com
tubby

Estero, FL

#10 Sep 25, 2009
Wayne Schuricht wrote:
Alcoa Shop 32 on the right. The place where a lot of our Dad's worked
My dad worked 46 yrs there as a inspector on the line. Had same job when he retired never took a promotion just loved his job. I still have and use a frying pan he got in 1948. works and looks like new.It was one of the "HALITE" series. thanks for photo brings back great memories Tubby Galzerano
tubby

Estero, FL

#11 Sep 25, 2009
Does anyone know if the Columbiana Club is still in Arnold. My dad was vice-president there and head trustee for many years. Tubby
jeffinfla

Saint Petersburg, FL

#12 Feb 27, 2011
On the right is Union Spring. I worked there from 1974 to 1979. We used to walk out under the bridge at lunch and go to one of the bars on 3rd or 4th Avenues for a "cold one". You worked up a fierce thirst working next to the furnaces, especially in the summer.
jeffinfla

Saint Petersburg, FL

#13 Feb 27, 2011
On the right is Union Spring. I worked there from 1974 to 1979. We used to walk out under the bridge at lunch and go to one of the bars on 3rd or 4th Avenues for a "cold one". You worked up a fierce thirst working next to the furnaces, especially in the summer.

Oops, Union Spring is on the Left.(too many cold ones).
Parsecsam

Anaheim, CA

#14 May 30, 2011
summer is near, the trees are green and the river is almost ready for swimming. when Living in Springdale we used to go to the river in April, when ice was still floating down. There was a large rock next to the bank that we would jump to. Then we soaked our feet until they turned blue (it didn't take long). We then stood on the rock until our feet warmed up and then we would leap into the river - two or three kicks and we were out, shivering our bare asses off.
westcoasttrod

Canyon Country, CA

#15 May 30, 2011
Hey Jeff, my father (Herb Geist)worked there also (32 years).
Did you work with him at all?
jeffinfla wrote:
On the right is Union Spring. I worked there from 1974 to 1979. We used to walk out under the bridge at lunch and go to one of the bars on 3rd or 4th Avenues for a "cold one". You worked up a fierce thirst working next to the furnaces, especially in the summer.
Oops, Union Spring is on the Left.(too many cold ones).

Since: Nov 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#16 Jun 12, 2011
westcoasttrod wrote:
Hey Jeff, my father (Herb Geist)worked there also (32 years).
Did you work with him at all?
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Yea, I remember Herb he was a nice guy, I think he worked in the Pressed Steel Dept and I was in the Coil Dept so we didn't work together but it was a small place.

I graduated from Valley on '72, I think we knew each other..I remember a Tim Geist and Sudsy who was older than me but knew my cousins.

Jeff Abraham
Bud Black

Saint Cloud, FL

#17 Oct 30, 2011
My great uncle owned Eich Motors just to the left of the bridge.
westcoastrod

Beverly Hills, CA

#18 Nov 2, 2011
jeffinfla wrote:
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Yea, I remember Herb he was a nice guy, I think he worked in the Pressed Steel Dept and I was in the Coil Dept so we didn't work together but it was a small place.
I graduated from Valley on '72, I think we knew each other..I remember a Tim Geist and Sudsy who was older than me but knew my cousins.
Jeff Abraham
Hey Jeff! I didn't see your reply when it originally was posted. Yep, Tim and Sudsy were my brothers and yes, I remember you. Seems like lots of folks around our age departed to Florida. I know of a few people our here from NuKen, some of them were your classmates. The "small world" syndrome pops up occasionally. I've bumped into ex-NuKenners quite a few times here in L.A. Back in the early 80's when I was working in an ice cream plant, a co-worker said to me "looks like the new hire that just arrived came right out of Pittsburgh". This guy had a missing front tooth, obvious facial battle scars and a pretty solid beer belly. After a few days, I got to speak to him and learned that not only did he grow up in Creighton, he worked at Union Spring and knew my father. Great to hear from you Jeff, hope life is good to you in Florida.
Roscoe

Binghamton, NY

#19 Nov 3, 2011
My dad Red Gray began his Alcoa days in Shop 32 in 1939!
Chuck C

Boynton Beach, FL

#20 May 21, 2012
Between the age of 6or7 to 14 I can not remember how meany times we walked across the bridge,and up to the top of bouquet hill.There where two ways up,the way we liked was up through,what we called the cave.The path started in back of the gas station.....Comeing back down,could get real crazy..

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