CORPORATIONS: Aluminum Bright Spot

Reading his newspaper one morning recently, Lawrence A. Harvey, 48, chairman of the West Coast's Harvey Aluminum Inc. noticed a story that a competitor was about to make a big sale of aluminum to a new customer. With only 2% of U.S. aluminum output, Lawrence Harvey has to scramble fast to compete against the giants. He grabbed his telephone, learned the contract had indeed been agreed upon, but was not yet signed. He summoned a family conference in the company's executive suite: Father Leo M. Harvey, 75, company president; Uncle Herbert Harvey,...

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