Wednesday June 15, 2016

PG Trionic, twenty years ago

Category: Uncategorized — Ian C. @ 7:00 am

Today, twenty years ago, Margaret and I flew from London Gatwick airport on one way tickets, emigrating to USA! After landing we were driven to our home for the next few months, a house that is part of the company property in Essex, MA. Here are a few photos from that time – not the exact day, but good enough (back then, taking photos was not as simple!)

This is Chris Golden, Christian Peyla and myself, when the development JLG eBoom vehicle was delivered; the flat slab behind us is where eventually the companies new office was built.

When PG Trionic Inc took over the property, it had this house with a side building. Initially, Margaret and I moved into the house, and the office was the side building. PGT also used some of the house. As the company prospered, we first extended the side building, and eventually built todays big office building in the back of the property – but this picture is before all that! And a younger Margaret:

The back of the house, and the blue Astro van that was the companies trash haulage vehicle for a while (it was also transport for Margaret and I when we first arrived in USA!). Younger Ian, too:

After a few weeks, we bought our first USA car, a Ford Contour. You can see here too that the rear of the property was just dirt, at this time (we eventually had it landscaped). You can also see a JLG scissor vehicle near the house (our test machine for the original product we developed, that enabled the creation of the company, and our emigration!)

Sunday June 12, 2016

Rockport Harbor panorama

Category: Gloucester,Vacation — Ian C. @ 4:24 pm

A lovely view of Rockport Harbor (click it for much bigger view):

A walk in Gloucester

Category: Gloucester,Vacation — Ian C. @ 4:19 pm

After our visit to Halibut Point State Park, we drove into Gloucester to take a walk around the shops, harbor, etc. Here’s a view of Gloucester Harbor:

In that view are the famous Cape Pond Ice and the Paint Manufactory; here’s close-ups of each:

We then walked round to Stacy Boulevard with it’s beautiful display of American Flags, and of course the other Gloucester icon, the Man At Wheel statue: