Stephen Birch
Kennecott Copper
1915–1933
Kennecott Copper
1915–1933
Under Birch’s direction, Kennecott Copper experienced impressive growth. In 1915, the firm had 450 employees and $11 million in sales. By the time of Birch’s death in 1940, Kennecott Copper had nearly 29,000 employees and sales in excess of $177 million. Kennecott Copper had become the largest copper producer in the U.S. with the ability to produce 1 billion pounds of copper annually.

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