Almost a century of leaf springs!
Standard Spring Co. is incorporated, and leaf springs are manufactured in the shop with fire, and hammers, and anvils. Percy Emory is the owner, and the location
Hilding Ostrom is hired as a blacksmith for Standard Spring Co.
Hilding purchases Standard Spring Co. when it goes up for sale.
Wes, Hilding’s son, joined the family business.
Hilding retired, and Wes assumed full ownership. By now, the business is called Standard Spring & Alignment Service, and is repairing trucks and autos, including suspension work, frame-work, and alignments.
Manufacturing is diminished and leaf springs, although repaired in-shop, are purchased and stocked from other manufacturing plants.
Scott, Wes’s middle son, joined full-time.
Wes retired (informally) and Scott assumed ownership.
The business, now called Standard Truck & Auto, moved to 2727 Patton Rd in Roseville from the longtime St. Paul location (and a Minneapolis location that was operating under a different name).
Standard Spring Parts became the new name, as the company exited the repair service (of vehicles and of springs) and began warehousing new leaf springs assemblies in mass, along with their attachment components.
Joy began full-time work at Standard Spring Parts.
Garrett, Scott & Joy’s oldest son, joined the business full time.
Standard Spring Parts moved to a warehouse in New Brighton, after almost 12 years in Roseville.
Arden Hills became the new location for the warehouse.