Franklin Supply Company
This is the company where JunieBaby spent a good part of
her working life. She met and married her boss! Many
of her friends were Franklin employees around the world.
Franklin Supply Company was founded in 1933 by C.L.
"Squire" McGuire to build the Roosevelt
Refinery and Gathering System at Mt. Pleasant, MI. At
that time, Jene Harper was the refinery purchasing agent.
After the project was completed, Jene took over Franklin
and bought out "Squire".
Over the years before he retired, Jene was a member of
the World War II Production Board, American Petroleum
Institute and Petroleum Equipment Supply Association,
as well as the Presidential Advisory Board under Reagan.
Through his and the employees' efforts, the "Little
Red Warehouse" grew into multiple operations in
thirteen states, three Canadian provinces, four Venezuelan
locations and a joint venture which covered London, Scotland
At the time of his retirement, total sales were over 125
million dollars. Franklin Supply was built on his philosophy
of service and personal relationships. This meant, among
other things, a lot of late nights at the Franklin hospitality
suite at NAPM with Harry and Mavis.
-- Thanks to Paul Harper for the History of Franklin
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