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Bertram Yacht: The Innovator of the Seas

Richard Bertram is a yacht racer, broker, and also the man who gave Bertram Yachts its name. The company’s history goes back several decades into the year 1960. It was during this year when, during a Miami - Nassau Race, the Moppie yacht obliterated its competitors and made a strong case for the Bertram Yacht name. The company would further expand its fleet of forward-thinking high-end yachts as the decade progressed, also debuting the Bertram 35 and Bertram 28. During the following decade, Bertram was riding high on its success, including being named the Queen of The New York Boat… Read More

The Major Growth of Burnham Service Corporation

In 1921, L.R. Burnham founded his namesake Burnham Service Corporation in Columbus, Georgia. It has the distinction of being among the first in the country to receive Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) certificates, a feat it proudly achieved in the early 1930s. The 1940s saw Burnham grow into Burnham Warehouses, Inc. and Burnham World Forwarders, the latter serving as the international arm. This growth continued into the 1960s. By the time the 1970s were coming to an end, Burnham was raking in $10 million in revenue and was overseeing over fifty branches. In regards to is international efforts, Burnham dipped its… Read More

The Massive Success of Fox Photo

Arthur C. Fox began Fox Photo as a small studio based in San Antonio, Texas. The studio would end up being purchased by a Canadian individual named Carl Newton for just $700 in the 1900s. During this period, amateur photography was still in its infancy and was only beginning to show broader adoption. Fast forward to the 1920s, and Newton’s $700 investment would grow exponentially, becoming one of the world’s largest mail order photofinishing businesses. Fox Photo was acquired and also ended up merging a few times and was renamed to Fox-Stanley Photo Products, Inc. in the 1960s. Besides the… Read More