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Charles R. Hook

Armco Steel Company

1930 - 1948


1930 b. 1880
Born-Died1880 - 1963
BirthplaceOhio (OH)
FatherLaborer, Skilled
Era - 1930

Hook is known more for his progressive employment practices than for building Armco into the leading producer of sheet metal. He was an advocate of full-disclosure and loyalty policies towards employees and was also active in the field of public service, strongly supporting youth programs. His policies enabled Armco to be one of the most productive companies in the steel business.