Business & Finance: Lighting the Way

A General Electric salesman walked out of the tiny, plain reception room of the unimpressive little plant in Alhambra, Calif. of Lights Incorporated, which manufactures lighting equipment for airports and airplanes. He turned to Managing Director Harry Swift Kimball, told him: "If anyone had ever told me that I'd walk out of the front door of that dump of yours with a million-dollar order in my hand I'd have figured he was crazy."

A year or so ago he would have been. But now General Electric with its million-dollar order for cable is only...

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