Rea & Associates
Vitrified clay pipe has been around since the ancient aqueducts. Over time though, as new materials were introduced to the marketplace, similar companies folded.
Logan Clay Products Company
The recession was brutal. Under different owners, Logan Clay would have been shut down and auctioned off. We were heavily reliant on housing industry. So when the recession hit, our volume was cut in half. Really tough decisions had to be made. It wasn't easy. But those tough decisions saved us.
The managers at Logan Clay had been good stewards with the company's money, which put them in a position to weather the leaner times.
My father, who was president at the time, never wavered. He believed that if we kept at it, we would survive. Today, by revenue, we are three times the company we were in the depths of the recession.