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Celebrating 78 Years of Manufacturing
This book is dedicated in appreciation to everyone who has ever worked at Toyoda Gosei Australia, Bridgestone Australia, Uniroyal and SA Rubber Mills. It contains images and information on these organisations between 1939 and 2017.
In 1939 Mark R. Lodge and Harold D.Hill purchased a small rubber manufacturing business from Kenny Charlesworth Rubber Pty Ltd located in a small building on the corner of Furness Avenue and South Road at Edwardstown in South Australia. Edwardstown was a lightly developed suburb 8kms from the city centre on route to the rich agricultural regions south of the city.
This purchase was the beginning of an empire that would span over 80 years.