Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
Canford Manufacturing Corp.,
Canton, Bradford County PA
Elmira Street in Canton
|Article - Canford Manufacturing
|Township: Canton Borough, Bradford County
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CANFORD MANUFACTURING CORPORATION
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Canford Manufacturing Corporation was dedicated on October 9, 1960.
Canford, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stanley Home Products, Inc.,
Westfield, Massachusetts, manufactures a wide variety of plastic products
for both the parent company and for a number of individual industrial customers
in the New York state and Pennsylvania areas. Initially, Canford started
operation in a rented diary barn on Center Street in Canton while a 25,000
square foot modern building was being built. In May of 1959 Canford moved
into their new quarters with a nucleus of fifteen employees. Canford payroll
now totals 112 employees and operates a three shift, round the clock operation.
In December of 1963 a 25,000 square foot addition was completed. Equipment
includes nineteen injection molding machines with a capacity of from four
to eighty ounces, per piece. In 1964 approximately 37 million pieces of
plastic products were shipped from Canton to Stanley Home Products warehouses
all over the country and to a number of other industrial accounts.
Canford also operates a pressure forming division for the manufacture
of plastic lids for cottage cheese containers. One of the unique features
of this phase of the operations is the forming of lids, which have been
preprinted on rolls of plastic. This makes possible the use of candy striped
rims with a variety of printing and art work, for special accounts such
as delicatessens, small daily companies, and specialty packagers.
All but four of the work force at the Canford plant have been recruited
from local communities. Annual payroll is approximately $500,000.
Future growth and expansion will be directed towards increased custom
molding business for industrial accounts. Canford now manufactures for
such nationally known concerns as IBM, NCR, Eastman Kodak, Frantz Industries,
Continental Can Company, Schick, Inc.