1940’s

    • War material production increases, greater demands placed on the Company’s modest resources; staff doubles work hours to meet customers’ demands.
    • Joseph F. Ahearn elected president of company, but succumbs to illness in 1947; J. Donald Ahearn (Joseph’s son) is elected President & CEO.
    • Link Aviation Devices uses Universal talents to expand flight trainer developments and production.
    • Universal changes from war production to peacetime pursuits;  enters short run stamping era.
    • Search for larger quarters necessary; East Frederick Street building purchased.
    • Employee count increases to 83.
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