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Moment in Time: Oct. 22

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Taken about 1920, this photo shows a Buckeye Steel Castings employee sitting in a wheelbarrow holding a horn and a flag while surrounded by coworkers. In 1881, Buckeye Steel began producing steel castings and later automatic couplers for railroad cars. During the early 1900s, the company’s management started programs and services in an effort to  retain workers, including the addition of washrooms, lockers, a kitchen, a cafeteria and a hospital. The company sponsored basketball, bowling, volleyball and baseball teams in addition to employee bands, orchestras and choruses. Buckeye Steel also worked with the YMCA to offer night classes and other recreational activities.