The History of the Delco-Remy Divsion of General Motors
A.K.A. "The Remy Brothers" or "The Remy Electric Company"
1896-1994
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Moments in Time
1944-Rochester Products Division

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It may seem out of place adding a couple of pages from the 1944 Rochester Products Division (RPD) WWII book " Contributing to Victory on Every Front", but examination of its pre-war products reveals an important fact about business DR did not have within GM.  Note on the first page that RPD was a component supplier to GM plants in New York, Maryland and New Jersey.  Further examination of the second page shows that not only was RPD supplying starters, generators, ignition systems, voltage regulators and switches, DR product lines, but it was also producing parts that AC in Flint and Delco Moraine in Dayton were manufacturing.  Also, a GM component division in Syracuse, NY, Brown-Lipe-Chapin (BLC), was set up in 1936 to produce headlamps, tail lamps, hub caps and bumper guards, which was the same product line that Guide Corporation of Anderson had.  In fact, 17 men from Guide were sent to Brown-Lipe-Chapin in 1936 to help get it started.  One source has claimed BLP was a Guide Plant but if so, it would not have carried the separate division name.  It would appear that previous to WWII GM was not wanting to put all of its component manufacturing all in one division or one place.  After WWII Rochester got into the carburetor business.

 

During WWII

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Delco-Remy at the Normandy Invasion, June 6, 1944   World War Two Products and Product Applications   The Army-Navy "E" for Excellence Award   Our War Job
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