(Weaver Aircraft Company)Founded in 1921 as the Weaver Aircraft Company and located in Lorain, Ohio, the Waco Aircraft Company relocated to Troy in March 1923. It was the first aircraft company to use assembly line production and shock strut landing gear. Leading all civilian aircraft production at a ratio of two to one from 1927-1929, the company had sales distributors in 24 countries worldwide. The United States government became the prime contractor of Waco Aircraft Company's troop/cargo gliders (CG-4A) used extensively during World War II. The company also managed the U.S. Army's glider program for 15 companies that produced gliders nationwide. The last WACO, model W "Aristrocraft," was built in Troy in June 1947.
|Series||This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series|
|Placed By||Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, City of Troy, and The Ohio Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 1:42pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 738992 N 4432952|
|Decimal Degrees||40.01296667, -84.19983333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 0.778', W 84° 11.99'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 0' 46.68" N, 84° 11' 59.40" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1801-1851 S Co Rd 25A, Troy OH 45373, US|
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