Upjohn Fun Fact #21 

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The paragraphs below are taken from the first Upjohn Company Personnel Manual, issued in 1946 by CEO Donald Gilmore. You'll notice it says that married men supporting families and women with no other means of support will have preference in hiring. Today we would consider that to be outrageous discrimination. Utterly unacceptable!!!!


Well people, times were very different 78 years ago. Caring companies like Upjohn wanted to make sure that everyone in their community could have a roof over their head and food on the table. The two highest-risk groups were kids and single women so the company priorized these as stated below. Today, the government and charities have taken over the job of making sure everyone can have a bed and food. 

   Fun Fact #1 - The Cure  

   Fun Fact #2 - Food Services Coat of Arms  

   Fun Fact #3 - Chocolate Covered Tablets  

   Fun Fact #4 - The First Employee Newsletter  

   Fun Fact #5 - Early Postcard of the Portage Site  

    Fun Fact #6 - Interesting Building Purchases  

   Fun Fact #7 - Upjohn's Worst Product?  

   Fun Fact #8 - License Plates  

   Fun Fact #9 - Upjohn Products in 2019  

   Fun Fact #10 - A Stirring Mystery  

   Fun Fact #11 - Upjohn Hockey Pucks  

   Fun Fact #12 - Oldest Upjohn Product still made by Pfizer  

    Fun Fact #13 - Controversial Upjohn Art  

    Fun Fact #14  - Vitamin Dispenser  

    Fun Fact #15  - Dinner Pills  

    Fun Fact #16  - The Year 1959  

    Fun Fact #17  - Eilaine Roth and the Kalamazoo Lassies  

    Fun Fact #18  - 1940's Model of Building 41 Manufacturing Processes  

   Fun Fact #19  - Bringing Back Samples from Vacation  

   Fun Fact #20  - The Last Snow Day  

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