Lars was formed by Charles Larsen in the mid 1970's after Kearney & Trecker
closed the Gorton division. Many (most?) of the early Lars employees were former
Gorton Machine employees. The company started operating in late 1974 or early 1975.
Lars Machine news articles
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- A (Racine Journal Times?) newspaper article about groundbreaking for the
- A brochure about the engraving of the lords prayer on the point of a pin.
The interesting thing about this is that an invitation to the open house
for the new facility is attached. The open house was held Sunday
26 June, 1977