Business: Personnel: Apr. 18, 1932

Last week the following were news:

Zalmon Gilbert Simmons retired as president of Simmons Co— (beds & bedding, some general furniture) to become board chairman. He was succeeded by his able son Grant G. Simmons, previously a vice president and secretary-treasurer.

Col. J. S. Ervin, superior salesman, was elected president of Mackintosh-Hemphill Co. The company is 129 years old and one of the most respected in steeldom, constructing plants and mill equipment. One of its presidents put up the first foundry west of the Alleghenies. Another built...

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