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R.G. LeTourneau: God's Businessman

 · This mover of men and mountains was a prolific inventor and engineering genius in the tradition of Robert Fulton, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.All of us remember our first jobs and the thrill of earning our own money. I bet you also hold in your fond memory your first "real job." Mine was in when I went to work for the R.G. LeTourneau Company right here in Peoria, Illinois.

Peoria Historian: LeTOURNEAU: God's Businessman

 · So for R.G. and the world it all started here in a small brick building on the far north side of Peoria, Illinois. His inventive mind and hard-working ethics would take him all over the world, amassing a fortune as he went. In he sold the Peoria business to WABCO for a cool twenty-five million dollars. Biographers of R.G. LeTourneau pretty.

List of Historic Resources

The R.G. LeTourneau statue was moved to the Wheels 'O Time Museum off of Rt. 40 in Dunlap in as part of a new exhibit. The statue will be on permanent loan to the Wheels 'O Time Museum and is displayed adjacent to a relocated steel house that was developed by R.G. LeTourneau in the 's. Old Settler's Monument in Peoria Zoo.

TournaTalk

 · Robert Gilmore "R.G." LeTourneau developed his earthmoving equipment company in Stockton, California in the early s and then followed the Machinery and Equipment Company to Peoria, Illinois in . LeTourneau made the scraper blades for the equipment as the designs of his own earthmoving equipment evolved.

RG LeTourneau and Tournamatic Lathe

 · (Peoria IL, Toccoa GA, Rydalmere Australia,-all sold to Westinghouse in the 50's- or Vicksburg MS, and Longview TX-which LeTourneau retained.) I'm guessing the component assembly nature of these tools meant they were run till worn out, cannibalized, retasked, turned into fixtures, or scrapped with few survivors.

The Catholic Post 100 years 'just a number' to long

 · After earning his degree, Mr. Faley decided to go into industry rather than teaching. He did office work for nearly 36 years at , RG LeTourneau and finally TP & W Railroad, earning enough to send his five sons and two daughters to St. Bernard School and then Bergan High School and Academy of Our Lady/Spalding Institute, all in Peoria.

Renovation and LeTourneau Steel House

 · An R.G. LeTourneau steel house, preserved and converted into an office by , will not be demolished. The Central Illinois Landmarks Foundation, in cooperation with , is looking for a home for this LeTourneau building, a place where it ….

R. G. LeTourneau

Robert Gilmour LeTourneau (November 30,

 · This was originally written for the spring issue of the Athens Historian. Everett E Henderson Jr University of Florida Robert Gilmore "R.G." LeTourneau developed his earthmoving equipment company in Stockton, California in the early s and then followed the Machinery and Equipment Company to Peoria, Illinois in .

LeTourneau Steel House

The LeTourneau steel house was a cooperative project involving the Central Illinois Landmarks Foundation, the Peoria Historical Society and Wheels O' Time. It was moved across town from the factory site to the museum along with a statue of R G LeTourneau. The house was extensively refurbished and outfitted with authentic period decor.

Peoria Historian: LeTOURNEAU: God's Businessman

 · So for R.G. and the world it all started here in a small brick building on the far north side of Peoria, Illinois. His inventive mind and hard-working ethics would take him all over the world, amassing a fortune as he went. In he sold the Peoria business to WABCO for a cool twenty-five million dollars. Biographers of R.G. LeTourneau pretty.

Built to last

Illinois River. The neighborhood was referred to a "LeTourneau Court." In however, these homes were relocated due to a historic high water flood. Another site was planned for 30 of "The Carefree Homes" across the river from the plant about two miles north of East Peoria on 233 acres owned by the R. G. LeTourneau Foundation, Inc.

R. G. LeTourneau

 · R. G. LeTourneau : biography November 30,

 · Robert Gilmore LeTourneau (usually referred to as R. G.) was known as the "Dean of Earthmoving" and "God's Businessman." At the urging of Tractor Company, he moved his manufacturing business from California to Peoria in .

TSHA

In he moved his plant to Peoria, Illinois, to be near the Tractor Company since contractors used Cats to pull R. G.'s scrapers. ... The development of the self-propelled, scraper-earthmover in the late s placed R. G. LeTourneau Inc. in the forefront of the earth-moving and heavy equipment industry just as World War II was.

Who was R. G. LeTourneau?

 · So for R.G. and the world it all started here in a small brick building on the far north side of Peoria, Illinois. His inventive mind and hard-working ethics would take him all over the world, amassing a fortune as he went. In he sold the Peoria business to WABCO for a cool twenty-five million dollars. Biographers of R.G. LeTourneau ….

TSHA

In he moved his plant to Peoria, Illinois, to be near the Tractor Company since contractors used Cats to pull R. G.'s scrapers. ... The development of the self-propelled, scraper-earthmover in the late s placed R. G. LeTourneau Inc. in the forefront of the earth-moving and heavy equipment industry just as World War II was.

R.G. LeTourneau

 · R.G. LeTourneau, Incorporated In the LeTourneau-Westinghouse Company located at North Adams Street, Peoria employed 2,000 people in Illinois, (4,500 nation wide) making heavy earthmoving equipment. Robert Gilmore LeTourneau was born on November 30, in Richmond, Vermont.

Louise Jensen LeTourneau (

 · Louise Jensen LeTourneau was born on May 28, , in Chicago, Illinois, to Maurice and Hildur Jensen, who immigrated from Norway. Growing up she enjoyed being active and liked to roller skate and ice skate. After high school she worked with her father, the plant photographer, at R.G. LeTourneau, Inc. in Peoria.

History

 · All of us remember our first jobs and the thrill of earning our own money. I bet you also hold in your fond memory your first 'real job.' Mine was when I went to work for the R.G. LeTourneau Company right here in Peoria, Illinois. Read more.

in World War Two

The East Peoria, IL Plant won the award on February 13, , and added stars on May 24, , November 25, and June 9, . This was 's main plant. The awards were for the timely production of crawler tractors. The San Leandro, CA plant won the award on February 16, , and added a star in August . ... R.G. LeTourneau in.

No Obstacle Too Big for LeTourneau's God

 · By R. G. opened his first garage. The year of the stock market crash he formed his Peoria earth-moving business. Despite the times, LeTourneau succeeded. R. G. became the greatest obstacle-mover in history, building huge earth-moving machines. During World War II he produced 70% of all the army's earth-moving machinery.

Merle Raymond Yontz (

 · He then worked at R.G. LeTourneau Inc., later becoming the president of LeTourneau-Westinghouse Co. He later began working at Inc. in until retiring in as vice president. He was selected by the Peoria Junior Chamber of Commerce as the Outstanding Young Man in Peoria in .