DECEMBER 2017
 Makes Perfect Sense...
Throughout the 1800's most Christmas ornaments were manufactured and distributed worldwide from a slew of factories in Germany. In the early 1900's Japan and the Czech Republic also tried to get a foothold in the market.
However, due to uncertain market and trade conditions after WWI, Max Eckhardt, a US businessman associated with the glass ornament trade, felt that his business could be greatly affected by possible future hostilities. He, along with a representative of F. W. Woolworth, approached the Corning Company of Corning, New York, which had a type of machine that ordinarily made thousands of light bulbs out of a ribbon of glass. Sensing a golden opportunity, the Corning Company agreed to see if its machine (one of which now resides at The Henry Ford, America's Greatest History Attraction, in Dearborn, Michigan) could successfully produce glass ornaments and meet with popular demand.
 
The glass ornaments produced by Corning met with resounding success. By 1940, the company was making ornaments on a much larger scale than the manually produced German items, sending them to other companies for decoration.
This Tradition has Really Grown!
The first Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center was placed in 1931, during the depression.  It was a small unadorned tree located by construction workers at the center of the construction site. Two years later, another tree was placed there, this time with lights.

The tallest tree displayed at Rockefeller Center came in 1948 and was a Norway Spruce that measured in at 100 feet tall and hailed from Killingworth, CT. These days, the giant Rockefeller Center tree is laden with over 25,000 Christmas lights.

This year's tree is a 75 foot Norway Spruce coming from the state of Pennsylvania.  After the holidays, the tree will be cut into lumber and donated to Habitat for Humanity.
December and January Holidays
WebPress LLC will be closed Friday, December 22nd through Monday December 25th as well as Monday, January 1st.

Please plan early for any anticipated needs before and during that time period.  We certainly don't want you breaking down when the holiday season is just ramping up!

Not sure what to order?  Suggested quantities are listed in the User Group.  Sign in, head to "Spare Parts" on the left, and find the appropriate list for the machinery in production at your facility.

As always, contact Gail if you have problems logging in.  (Did you know the fastest way to do that is to hit "return" after viewing this email?)

 Parting Thought
There are two ways of spreading light; being the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.
 
Edith Wharton

Rick Guinn:   rickg@webpressllc.com  (Operations Manager)

Scott Roberts:   parts@webpressllc.com  (Parts Manager)

Gail Sampson:   gails@webpressllc.com  (Customer Support)

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