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Ernest T. Weir

National Steel Corporation

1929 - 1957

Metals

1920 b. 1875
male
Personal
Born-Died1875 - 1957
BirthplacePennsylvania (PA)
RaceWhite
FatherDeceased / Absent
Era - 1920

Having formed National Steel through the consolidation of three small steel firms and a furnace company, Weir managed his enterprise in a somewhat hard-line manner, implementing whatever profit-generating methods he deemed appropriate. These measures, coupled with the fact that National Steel was one of the only firms in its industry that focused on the growing demand for lighter weight steel and alloy products, made it one of the only steel companies to consistently turn a profit during the Great Depression.