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First Research Park Firm Announced

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Parent Issue
Day
31
Month
August
Year
1961
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Federal-Mogul Groundbreaking Ceremony at Ann Arbor Research Park, April 1962

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Published In
Ann Arbor News, April 6, 1962
Caption
Research Park's First Unit: Robert W. Muzzy, Federal-Mogul Division general manager (wielding shovel), turned the first spadeful of earth today, signifying the start of construction of the division's new, $460,00 office-laboratory building in Ann Arbor's Research Park. Looking on (left to right) are Gordon J. LaBrasse, director of the division's research unit; Ralph C. Keyes, C of C president; and Councilman William E. Bandemer. Federal-Mogul is the first concern to build in the 210-acre Research Park at S. State and Ellsworth Rds. The building is expected to be completed by July.

Federal-Mogul Research Building at Ann Arbor Research Park, September 1962

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Published In
Ann Arbor News, September 29, 1962
Caption
Long And Low: The developing attractive form of Federal-Mogul Division's new Research and Development Building in Ann Arbor's 210-acre Research Park can be seen in the above picture. The 23,200-square-foot building is expected to be completed and occupied later this year. Federal-Mogul, which is now located at 2355 W. Stadium Blvd., is the first concern to locate in Research Park on the city's far south side.

General Ground View of Ann Arbor Research Park, November 1962

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Published In
Ann Arbor News, November 26, 1962
Caption
General Ground View: The drive, with curb and gutter, street lights, and general landscaping at the park's main entry plus the Federal-Mogul office-laboratory building carry a message which might be phrased like this: "Ann Arbor wants new research industry and we have a subdivision complete with landscaping and plenty of parking space, where you -- research industry anywhere -- can locate." Cost per acre is $10,200, which is devoid of any profit. This is possible since the land is being sold by a non-profit group called Grater Ann Arbor Research Park, Inc. Its members serve without pay in an effort to build up Ann Arbor and keep it the "Research Center of the Midwest."

Federal Mogul Research Lab Nearing Completion at Ann Arbor Research Park, November 1962

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Published In
Ann Arbor News, November 26, 1962
Caption
To Be Finished Soon: This is Federal-Mogul's new office-laboratory building in Research Park. The 23,200-square-foot facility will be sufficiently completed early next month to permit Federal-Mogul to start shifting equipment from its present 2355 W. Stadium Blvd. location. Complete occupancy of the new facility is anticipated by early in January, according to Gordon J. LeBrasse, director of the Federal-Mogul Division, Research & Development. More than 20 employees of that concern are doing research and development work on a new, improved materials for sleeve-type bearings generally used in the automotive industry. How does LeBrasse feel about moving to Research Park? "We're happy; we just want neighbors," he said.