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Wyeth-Scott Company or its owner/officers can not be held liable for any errors due to the long time since the beginning of the company. This information is the best available information Wyeth-Scott has.
|1906||Wyeth-Scott Company started.
Location: Sisal Street in Newark, Ohio
Products: Sold concrete stone products such as foundation blocks, burial vaults, etc.
Original owners: Wright D. Wyeth, Harry Scott, Charles L. Wyeth, Walter M. Julian and Flavia Helen Wyeth
|1909||Wyeth-Scott became a corporation|
|1916||Edward Brown Moore invented cable puller with double interlocking pawls. Note the last name: Moore (More Power Puller®...?) Patent # 1,206,019|
|1934||The More Power Puller® is manufactured by Wyeth-Scott Co.
We believe it was sold earlier than 1934, but this is the earliest that can currently be proven.
Unfortunately, many documents were thrown out over the years.
|1971||Wyeth-Scott Co. purchased by Thomas (Tom) R. Kent and Robert (Bob) N. Kent
Purchased from: Flavia Helen Wyeth (34 shares), PNB Trust under the will of Flavia Helen Wyeth (32 shares), Clifton L. Bishop (6 shares) and David B. & Lucy Wyeth Hoffman (2 shares). Total of 74 shares.
Tom and Bob were the owners of Newark Concrete aka Licking Concrete.
They bought Wyeth-Scott due to the concrete burial vaults made by Wyeth-Scott and the fact that they owned a concrete company. The More Power Puller® was not even considered in the purchasing of the company
The Kent's were no relation to any of the owners the company was purchased from.
|1973||Tom and Bob Kent went their separate ways in both companies.|
|1973||Thomas R. Kent (Tom) owned 100% of Wyeth-Scott.|
|1973||The old factory was quite "antique", so a new building was built at 85 Dayton Road, Newark, Ohio
Manufactured: Concrete burial vaults, stepping stones and The More Power Puller®
|70's & 80's||US oil boom happened and The More Power Puller® sales took off...|
|1973||Tom asked James W. Davies (Jim) to join the company and Jim became a 10% owner of Wyeth-Scott. Jim was the shop manager.|
|1975||Started manufacturing the Push Pull Jack|
|1976||David L. Finckel, Tom's step-son, joined the company. Dave worked in the puller area for quite awhile and eventually just in the burial vault area.|
|1976||Tom and Jim built a building next to Wyeth-Scott and started Newark Tractor & Implement Co. A few years later, Newark Tractor was sold.|
|1981||Sold Push Pull Jack business to another manufacturer|
|1983||Wyeth-Scott started building industrial/warehouse rental buildings.
As of 2014, a total of 26 rental units ranging in size from 1,600' SF to 7,700' SF had been built.
|1984||Amy Kent (Tom Kent's daughter) worked for Wyeth-Scott part time for many years, but became full time employed in 1984 as the bookkeeper/secretary. Over the years, Amy became the office manager and did all the office work.|
|1986||The rental buildings portion of Wyeth-Scott was separated out.
Beauterre Holdings became the name of the company that owned the rental buildings.
Wyeth-Scott became a subsidiary of Beauterre.
Still the same owners in both companies.
|2000||Company website developed|
|2003||Jim Davies retired 100%|
|2004||With great sorrow, on 10/06/2004 Tom Kent passed away after decades of battling Chrons disease and the associated problems. In 2000 Tom was also diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.|
|2004||Amy Kent (Tom's daughter) became the executor of Tom's will, trustee of the TR Kent Trust, President of Wyeth-Scott and President of Beauterre Holdings.|
|2005||On 4/01/2005 Dave Finckel (Tom's step-son) bought out the concrete burial vault portion of Wyeth-Scott. This was per Tom's wishes/will.|
|2005||On 4/14/2005 Jim Davies stock was bought out.|
|2005||On 8/01/2005 Amy Kent purchased 100% of Wyeth-Scott's stock.
Wyeth-Scott is no longer a subsidiary of Beauterre, but Wyeth-Scott does still manage the rentals.
|2005||Wyeth-Scott's only product manufactured is The More Power Puller®.|
|2007||Discovered a copy-cat puller out there from someone that used to buy direct from us.|
|2009||On 12/15/09 W/S started offering pullers with AmSteel-Blue synthetic rope.
This was in demand for several years. Jim Donaker figured out how to make it work on our puller.
|2010||Became WBE (Women's Business Enterprise) certified|
|2012||Became WOSB (Woman Owned Small Business) certified|
|2012 & 2013||Began switching from a cast reel to a solid steel reel, drilling grease holes in yoke and reel, beefed up the yoke's wearing point, plus other improvements.|
|12/2014||All pullers have the above.|