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1997 John Jr. Steps Down, Lynn Morrison Takes Reins

At the annual meeting in 1997, Lynn Morrison succeeded John Jr. as CEO. In 1996, although paver sales continued to increase, the growth of earnings was interrupted by sales and operating decisions that just didn’t work out. Some problems may have come from “growing pains.” Regardless, I was 70 years old, very unhappy with 1996 …

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ABOUT WHITACRE GREER

Whitacre Greer is a 100-year old boutique-type manufacturer of fired-clay paving and fire brick based in Alliance, OH.  Whitacre Greer pavers, featured in projects throughout North America, are renowned for their clean lines and crisp finish.  Notable clients include Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, The University of Connecticut, Notre Dame, Florida State and other prestigious institutions.  Whitacre Greer pavers are at home in institutional, municipal, commercial and high-end residential projects.

Whitacre Greer firebrick is perfectly suited for residential fireplace and masonry bake oven construction.  It is used in some low-duty industrial applications.

The family-owned and operated business was founded in 1916 with the merger of the Whitacre Fireproofing Company and the Beatty-Greer Clay Company.  Today, fourth and fifth-generation Whitacres continue the craft of their ancestors.

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