Buzz Wright was a technician in the Control Division for 29
years. One of his girlfriends, Gayle, worked at the Secretary of
State in Portage. In the mid-1980s, a series of Michigan
automobile plates with UPJ on them were available for use at any
Secretary of State offices. She pulled some strings to have all
the UPJ plates distributed in the Kalamazoo and Portage offices
only. There would have been 999 of these plates. The
availability of this plate was communicated in Upjohn so any
employee could ask for a UPJ plate. Thank you John Vanderbilt
and Peggy Hamlin for the two below. If you have a UPJ plate send
me a photo of it.
In the 1980s a salesman in Pennsylvania used this XANAX license
plate on his company car.
This UPJOHN Michigan license plate has been on my Jeep since
Jim Munson, the last VP of Upjohn Control, had a KTQU (Keep The
Quality Up) licence plate on his vehicle. Steve Grieve currently
has this one on his vehicle.
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