Incorporation and New Leadership - 1914Mr. Bird incorporated his business and handed the leadership reins to Henry F. Welch. Mr. Welch had been with the company since 1867 when he was 14 years old and would go on to serve the business for many years. At this time, Charleston attorney Benjamin Adjer Hagood would become one of 30 new shareholders in the business.
Our First Truck - 1919A major business decision is made as the board votes to discontinue the use of horse-drawn equipment to transfer goods and invests $3,100 in purchasing the company's first truck.