Examples of Big Businesses

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  • Created by: Robyn
  • Created on: 05-10-12 10:55

The Bethlehem Steel Corporation

  • Established in 1857
  • it was the 2nd largest steel producer in the US
  • It had one of the largest shipbuilding organizations in the world
  • Produced the USA's first wide-flange structural shapes (During the age of the skyscraper)
  • Leading supplier of Steel to the building industry
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The Standard Oil Company

  • Founded in 1870 by John D. Rockefeller
  • Rockefeller became the world's richest man as a result of the company
  • He was the first American to become a billionaire thanks to the rise of big business
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New York Central

  • Founded by Cornelius Vanderbilt
  • Vanderbilt was a transport Pioneer
  • He founded many early Ferries and Railroads
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