• 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.