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MONROE AUTO EQUIP
« on: August 26, 2007, 05:35:10 PM »

WHAT IS THERE NOW---I WORKED THERE 30 YEARS AGO
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Re: MONROE AUTO EQUIP
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2007, 05:39:56 PM »

I dont live there anymore either, but get back every now and then.  I think it's still Monroe Auto Equip
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2007, 05:41:50 PM »

nope i think its called tenneco corp now...and the factory which i think he is talking about is no longer.
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2007, 05:43:14 PM »

I stand corrected.  What is in that building next to it? Something steele I think....
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2007, 05:45:36 PM »

next to where? what street?
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2007, 05:49:31 PM »

Isn't there another business building next to the old auto equipment? 
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2007, 05:57:09 PM »

if you are meaning the old factory on first street i think it was then im not sure what is there.

if you mean the headquarters on albain road...then i think its midway products that is next to them at least on one side.
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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2007, 03:34:36 PM »

Yes, it's Midway Products, I work there.  I'm not biased or anything but it's the nicest building I've ever worked in.  It's beautifully built inside and out.  The owner Mr. Hoyt, spared no expense here.
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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2007, 07:44:34 PM »

Yes, it's Midway Products, I work there.  I'm not biased or anything but it's the nicest building I've ever worked in.  It's beautifully built inside and out.  The owner Mr. Hoyt, spared no expense here.

well i see he finally got a few new copiers and printers in there!! lol

those old toshibas you all had to use were very outdated!  ;D
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« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2007, 11:12:48 AM »

That's funny Nosh, thank god I didn't work here then.  I couldn't even imagine working for Midway when they were on Detroit Avenue.  This place is so plush now.  But hey, I don't want to gush about my job like it's the greatest thing.....it's a job.  Trust me, I'd rather not have to work. 

Added note:  Tenneco just challenged Midway to a co-ed softball game and yep, Midway won.  Woo wee!!  I guess they've played for a few years now, like 6 and Tenneco has yet to win a game. 

Tenneco "used" to be a nice place til we moved in.  Tenneco looks like our gardeners house. Ha-ha.  Now I'm beginning to sound like a snob.   :P
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Re: MONROE AUTO EQUIP
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2016, 08:44:06 AM »

I had to dig to find this but I was sure we had some early on discussion on MAECO (now Tenneco) here but couldn't find it.  I'll ask the mods to move it to the history board please!

Nice article in The Blade on their upcoming 100th anniversary:

http://www.toledoblade.com/Automotive/2016/05/15/Monroe-brand-marks-100-years.html


Also some more info from their website:

http://www.monroe.com/en-US/about/history/


We've also had a discussion on the old smokestack at their former manufacturing site!

http://monroetalks.com/forum/index.php?topic=28406.msg611069#msg611069

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« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2017, 10:26:04 AM »

And now the City is getting directly involved in the cleanup and sale of the site:

http://www.monroenews.com/news/20170705/city-buys-maeco-option-for-1
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« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2017, 01:59:28 PM »

Read it......smart or not?
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« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2017, 12:30:30 PM »

Read it......smart or not?

Well at least the city didn't buy it outright... 

I suppose they could have built another Ice Arena there ;) ;) ;)

I drive by there occasionally and I never did see where Tenneco was doing much to market the site.  At one time they had a half a sheet of plywood hung up with a phone number on it.  When I Googled the phone # it came back as the main number at Tenneco.  I doubt they do much real estate so not sure exactly who would have been involved in the marketing effort.
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« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2017, 05:54:09 PM »

LOL at the Ice Arena......this purchase would make sense to me if the City was experiencing growth, the Ice House never did make much sense to me.  I remember debating that across the fence with my old neighbor Mark Worrell.
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