Allison Machine Shop - Speedway, Indiana
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rattrak
N 39° 47.004 W 086° 14.465
16S E 564985 N 4403992
Quick Description: 1200 W. Main St., Speedway, Indiana
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 11/22/2018 3:27:16 AM
Waymark Code: WMZK2E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Muirwoody
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Long Description:
Side one:
Entrepreneur James Allison helped establish Indianapolis Speedway Team Co., 1915, and later built a precision machine shop here near speedway to improve race cars. Upon U.S. entry in WWI, 1917, 500-mile race was suspended and he devoted shop resources to war effort, including making parts for Liberty aircraft engines. Shop name became Allison Engineering Co. by 1921.

Side two:
General Motors purchased company, 1929, and focused work on aircraft engines. During WWII, Allison Division built 70,000 liquid-cooled V-1710 engines for fighter aircraft. Company grew to over 23,000 employees and received awards for excellence in production. By mid-1940s, it manufactured jet engines and transmissions, which later played a key role in Korean War.
County: Marion

Year Placed: 2015

Name: Allison Machine Shop

ID#: 49.2015.1

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