How a Soap Company Revolutionized the Shell Loading Industry

Retired Engineers and Scientists of Cincinnati will offer CPD credit to Ohio P.E.’s and a rare opportunity for WWII history buff’s with this February 17 Program.

Homer Buescher, ChE, US Navy in WWII, P.&G. Retiree, & RESC member reveals to the public this historic P.&G. story. Homer speaks on how P. & G.  got involved in the shell loading business in 1940. He will describe how the U.S. secretly agreed to produce ammunition for Great Britain before Pearl Harbor. The information is no longer secret, but because it involved the British government before the U.S.  entered the war, it was top secret then.  Homer will reveal the major changes pioneered by P.&G. that revolutionized the industry and tremendously increased production and safety.  To his knowledge, this is the first time this information has been put together and released to the public.                          

 Homer  was born in Saint Louis and served in the U.S. Navy in WWII, becoming a pilot, then a deck officer on destroyer escorts, and trained in submarines. He majored in Chemical and Industrial Engineering, in college.  After graduation, he joined P.& G. in Baltimore, MD. He was transferred to the Army shell loading plant in Milan, TN when the Korean War broke out. He retired as the Company’s Human Factors Engineering Consultant.

When: February 17, 2009, 11:30 am Registration and Lunch; Program in the Auditorium 1:00 pm

Where: Evergreen, 230 West Galbraith Rd. (Hartwell), Cincinnati                                                             Lunch & CPD Certificate: $13.00 (Provide P.E. Reg number)
Reservations: to Zan Smith, RESC Treasurer, (513) 520-4338, by February 12
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