May 1, 1995
Spencer T. Olin, 96, former executive of munitions maker Olin Corp. and leading Republican Party supporter. He was vice president of Olin Corp. when its Winchester Repeating Arms subsidiary turned out 15 billion rounds of ammunition for the Allies during World War II. Olin's father, Franklin, founded Olin Industries in 1892. The younger Olin raised millions for the 1952 presidential campaign of Dwight D.
June 29, 1993
National Technical Systems Inc., a Calabasas-based provider of testing and engineering services, said it signed a contract with a Florida company to jointly build a ballistic test firing range at National Technical's facility in Camden, Ark. The agreement with Olin Ordnance Division in St. Petersburg, Fla., is for 10 years. National Technical will maintain and operate the test range in support of Olin's ordnance development programs. Financial terms of the agreement were not released.
November 7, 1992 |
Merger of Ammunition Makers Blocked: The Federal Trade Commission sought a court order to halt the merger of the only two manufacturers of certain types of ammunition used by the Defense Department for the Abrams tank and Apache helicopter. The FTC said Alliant Techsystems Inc.'s acquisition of Olin Corp.'s ordnance division "would substantially reduce competition in the U.S. markets for these types of ammunition." Alliant Techsystems, based in Edina, Minn.
October 8, 1991 |
EPA Imposes Superfund Order on Oxy, Olin: Unable to reach a cleanup agreement for the 102nd Street landfill Superfund site in Niagara Falls, N.Y., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued an administrative order to Olin Corp. and Occidental Chemical Corp., a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based Occidental Petroleum Corp., to accept the agency's plan.
March 13, 1990 |
AT&T signed an agreement Monday to share a key ingredient used to make advanced semiconductors under the auspices of Sematech, the consortium of computer chip makers formed to boost U.S. semiconductor competitiveness. Under the agreement, American Telephone & Telegraph Co. will allow a division of Olin Corp. to make and sell a chemical used to etch extremely detailed electronic circuitry on chips.