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1. Bankruptcy Sought for Rich-Con: Creditors Want to Make Sure Liquidation at Oldest KC Family-Owned Firm Bankruptcy Sought for Rich-Con: Creditors Want to Make Sure Liquidation at Oldest KC Family-Owned Firm Was Proper February/17/2000 News about the bankruptcy and piecemeal liquidation of "Richards & Conover Steel Co., Kansas City's oldest family-owned business," started as far back as 1857, with its main unit at 6333 Saint John Avenue....

2. Carswell Has 40-Year Steel Fabricating History Carswell Has 40-Year Steel Fabricating History 1950 History of the manufacturers specializing in agricultural machinery starting in 1912.

3. Faeth Celebrates 50th Anniversary Faeth Celebrates 50th Anniversary 1950 Description of the steel manufacturing office at 1608-1614 McGee Street and plant at 217 Missouri Avenue, involved in steel distribution including automobile steel.

4. Fitch Revolutionized Steel Industry Fitch Revolutionized Steel Industry May 18, 1988 Article tells about the life of Howard A. Fitch, founder and president of the Kansas City Structural Steel Company. Born in Warrensburg, Missouri, in 1868, he came to Kansas City when he was 18. Fitch...

5. Former GST Workers Face Benefits Deadline Former GST Workers Face Benefits Deadline January/29/2003 This article contains information concerning the welfare of employees who were laid off from their jobs at GST Steel Company when its parent company GS Industries went into bankruptcy. Various programs...

6. Forty Years of Dependable Service by Centropolis Transfer Co. Forty Years of Dependable Service by Centropolis Transfer Co. 1950 History of the Centropolis Transfer Company, a heavy-moving and steel erection business at 7012 Truman Road starting in 1901.

7. Frederick R. Havens Obituary Frederick R. Havens Obituary February 7, 2003 Local newspaper obituary for Frederick Randall Havens who died on February 4, 2003. After World War II he worked in the family business, Havens Steel Company, which his father had founded in 1919. He was...

8. Harry L. Havens Dies: Long-Time Resident Was Head of Steel Firm Harry L. Havens Dies: Long-Time Resident Was Head of Steel Firm January 23, 1956 Photo and obituary for Harry Havens, "69-year-old president of a steel firm here." Native of Fort Scott, Kansas coming to Kansas City about 1896 and founding "the Havens Structural Steel company, 1713...

9. Havens Steel Seeks Chap. 11 Havens Steel Seeks Chap. 11 March 19, 2004 Because of the soaring cost of steel, the 85 year old Havens Steel Company, a local design and fabrication company, sought bankruptcy protection on March 18, 2004. Commerce Bank of Kansas City held a multi...

10. History of Kansas City, Missouri History of Kansas City, Missouri 1888 Portrait and biographical sketch of Judge Charles Eugene Moss, or Charles Moss, "general manager of the Inter-State Elevated Railway Company, including its elevated railroad and extensions and the Riverview...

11. Investor Skip Sleyster Buys Former Steel Plant Investor Skip Sleyster Buys Former Steel Plant November 3, 2005 A federal bankruptcy court as approved the sale of the Havens Steel Company to local investor Skip Sleyster. The company entered bankruptcy proceedings in March, 2004 and sold the property in the Blue...

12. It Takes Balls It Takes Balls April 10-16, 2003 Article describes the history and current state of the steel industry in Kansas City.

13. Jerome Twichell Jerome Twichell 1896 Biographical sketch of Jerome Twichell, "treasurer of the Builders & Traders' Exchange, and president and general manager of the Kansas City Metal, Roofing & Corrugating Company." Born in Louisville in...

14. Just to Show the Way Kansas City Is Growing: An Enormous Plant Doubled Just to Show the Way Kansas City Is Growing: An Enormous Plant Doubled April//1913 Article about the expansion of the American Radiator Company factory, a heating radiator manufacturer using vast quantities of steel and with contracts for such large buildings as Union Station.

15. Kansas City--An Illustrated Review of Its Progress and Importance Kansas City--An Illustrated Review of Its Progress and Importance May//1886 Manufacturing of two and four point barb fence wire and best steel staples, Nineteenth and Wyoming Streets.

16. Kansas City--An Illustrated Review of Its Progress and Importance Kansas City--An Illustrated Review of Its Progress and Importance May//1886 Description with illustration of the Richards & Conover iron, steel, and hardware company at the "corner of Fifth and Wyandotte Streets."

17. Kansas City--An Illustrated Review of Its Progress and Importance Kansas City--An Illustrated Review of Its Progress and Importance May//1886 Iron, steel and heavy hardware, springs, axles and wheels, blacksmith tools, wagon wood stock and hardwood lumber, no. 1307 Union Avenue.

18. Kansas City--An Illustrated Review of Its Progress and Importance Kansas City--An Illustrated Review of Its Progress and Importance May//1886 Iron plant established in 1883 at 8th and Santa Fe Streets.

19. Kansas City Steel Corporation Kansas City Steel Corporation December 10, 2025 File containing a letter from H. A. Brassert, head of H. A. Brassert & Company, consulting engineers in Chicago, to J. W. Dana, president of the Kansas City Steel Corporation in Kansas City, concerning...

20. Kansas City Steel Industry Kansas City Steel Industry September/22/1963 Entire section of the paper devoted to the steel industry in Kansas City.