Mack Ave. Industries

Shelby Metal Products

Extended story coming soon! 1920 Shelby Metal products moved into a portion of the factory in 1920, taking over raw and finished material and patents of the hinge and hardware business Shelby Tractor bought from Standard Manufacturing Company.  The business quickly grew and built a new factory on North Broadway Street.

Mack Ave. Industries

Shelby Tractor and Truck Co.

Extended story coming soon! 1918-1922 The Shelby Tractor & Truck Company bought the factory in 1918 and began manufacturing vehicles. Using the adjacent rail system, Shelby tractors were shipped throughout the United States and to Sweden, Denmark and Constantinople. In 1920, the town of Shelby replaced its team of horses with a Shelby tractor. Financially,… Continue reading Shelby Tractor and Truck Co.

Mack Ave. Industries

Shelby Lamp Works

Extended story coming soon! In 1912, the General Electric Company bought National Lamp and the Shelby factory; the sales department was renamed Shelby Lamp Works. In 1915, the manufacturing end moved to Cleveland, while the sales department remained in Shelby, leaving the factory vacant.