Whistle blows its way into the life of a community
The whistle first stopped blowing when Globe Iron stopped production in Jackson in 1960. Many generations of people of all walks of life structured their days around the whistle blasts and the sounds of the production of silvery pig iron coming from East Main Street.
Then in 1980, the Globe Iron whistle found its way back to industry in Jackson County on the roof of Merillat Industries. The whistle marked time at that factory, still on East Main Street but just a little further south. Cabinetry production ended in Jackson County March 7, 2014.
It is said that Globe had an extended whistle blow to signal Germany's surrender during World War II. Merillat/Masco blew the whistle for a full minute at the end of its final production day March 6.
So are you missing the rhythm of the Globe Iron whistle as part of your every day life?
Here it is as it sounded six days a week for 34 years under the care of Merillat/Masco employees.
Posted on Mon, March 10, 2014
by Megan Malone filed under