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Name:    Sachs Electric Company
Profession:  Merchant
Born/Started:    1925
Description:    In 1925, Samuel C. Sachs and Herman Spoehrer, both Washington University electrical engineering graduates, formed a partnership, S&S Electric Company. The one-room company and two electricians was renamed S. C. Sachs Company in the early 1930´s. S. C. Sachs Company began most of its heavy industrial and power plant work in the 1930´s and 40´s. It has also been involved in the electrical work for many of St. Louis´s landmarks including Sportsman´s Park, Busch Stadium, St. Louis Cathedral, the Climatron at the Missouri Botanical Garden, and the Gateway Arch. During the 1940´s, Sachs Electric became involved in converting many buildings from DC to AC to accommodate fluorescent lighting and air conditioning. Louis S. Sachs returned from the Korean War in 1953 to become the new President of Sachs Electric Company. Sachs moved to its present location in Chesterfield in the 1970s. In 1990, the employees acquired 100 percent ownership of the company. It now has three subsidiaries and currently employs more than 1,400 people and has operations throughout the world. [St. Louis Portrait, pp. 225, http://www.sachssystems.com/history.html]

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