PPG Founder John Pitcairn Opened A Window On America

When John Pitcairn left America for Europe on a 1915 business trip, he wasn't  sure he'd return.   With Europe in flames from World War I, the Pittsburgh Plate Glass owner  journeyed across the U-boat-infested Atlantic Ocean to England, took another  boat to the Continent, then made his way behind battle lines to his firm's plant  in German-occupied Brussels.Despite the danger, Pitcairn was set on hand-delivering 25,000 Belgian francs — worth $116,000 today — to his war-weary workers, who hadn't been paid in  months.Read More At Investor's Business Daily: http://news.investors.com/management-leaders-in-success/121813-683375-john-pitcairn-built-pittsburgh-plate-glass.htm#ixzz2o0FsCTvnFollow us: @IBDinvestors on Twitter | InvestorsBusinessDaily on Facebook

When John Pitcairn left America for Europe on a 1915 business trip, he wasn't  sure he'd return.  

With Europe in flames from World War I, the Pittsburgh Plate Glass owner  journeyed across the U-boat-infested Atlantic Ocean to England, took another  boat to the Continent, then made his way behind battle lines to his firm's plant  in German-occupied Brussels.

Despite the danger, Pitcairn was set on hand-delivering 25,000 Belgian francs — worth $116,000 today — to his war-weary workers, who hadn't been paid in  months.

Read More At Investor's Business Daily: http://news.investors.com/management-leaders-in-success/121813-683375-john-pitcairn-built-pittsburgh-plate-glass.htm#ixzz2o0FsCTvn

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