Home Index Site Map Up: United States Navigation
Up: United States
Berger Manufacturing Company
Home  > Prism Glass  > United States  > Berger
First: American 3-Way Prism Company Last: United States Glass Company Prev: American Bar-Lock Co., Inc Next: Brooklyn Vault Light Company Navigation
US: 4 of 41

Berger Manufacturing Company letterhead


  • Works and General Offices, Canton, Ohio.
    Branch offices in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Minneapolis, St. Louis, San Francisco, Chicago, Cincinnati.
  • The Berger Mfg. Co. of Mass.:
    160-166 Broadway Extension, So. Boston, Mass.


  • 1886 - Founded by John and Wilson Berger of Canton, Ohio
  • 1888 - Incorporated as "Berger Manufacturing Company"
  • 1900 - Moved to present Belden Avenue address in Canton (5 moves in 10 years)
  • 1906 - Alloy steel production starts
  • 1921 - Merges with United Furnace Company and United Alloy Steel
  • 1930 - Republic Steel Corporation founded, Berger and Central Alloy as divisions
  • 1936 - Sales and administration offices combined at Republic Building in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1937 - Berger Division Plant No.2 in Louisville, Ohio startup
  • 1940 - Present 3-story brick HQ built at 1038 Belden Avenue in Canton
  • 1941 - Shift to wartime production: ammunition boxes, steel ship furniture, shelving etc. Plant No. 2 makes bomb bay doors and wing flaps
  • 1946 - Postwar production: shelving, lockers, storage cabinets, desks, bookcases and steel kitchen cabinets
  • 1962 - Republic consolidates Berger and three other divisions forming the Manufacturing Division of Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1973 - Administrative re-org returns "Berger" to Canton as the Industrial Products Division of Republic Steel
  • 1983 - Name change: Industrial Products Division becomes Republic Storage Systems
  • 1984 - LTV (Dallas) buys Republic Steel and forms LTV Steel
  • 1986 - LTV sells manufacturing divisions; Republic Storage Systems purchaed by employees
  • Currently operating


  • See this Republic Storage Systems history page. Primarily a metals company; presumably they jobbed out the glasswork.


Berger bulletins




Berger's Raydiant


Multiplex Steel Plate


BM Co.