PASSING THE TORCH
In 1935, Hase Smith joined the company as a shipping clerk. No one knew at the time, that Smith would go on to become president of the company and provide 50 years of service. In addition to Smith, the company hired a third generation of Newell in 1936: Burton M. Newell Jr. The same year, we lost our founder.
September 21, 1936, Myron Gilbert Newell passed away. With his death, the leadership passed on to his son, Burton M. Newell who handled pivotal changes in the coming years.