NEW YORK Veteran steel
mill equipment manufacturer Paul S. Morgan died Sunday in
Duxbury, Mass., at the age of 88.
Morgan, former chairman and
president of Morgan Construction Co., was the fourth generation
of his family to head the Worcester, Mass.-based rolling mill
equipment engineer and manufacturer founded in 1888.
Upon graduation from college in
1944, he served as an officer with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific
theater. After working at Laclede Steel Co. in Alton, Ill., he
joined Morgan Construction in 1947, starting work on the
During his tenure as president
of the company from 1965 to 1986, Morgan oversaw the
introduction of the No-Twist mill and Stelmor cooling, two
milestone developments in the evolution of high-speed rod mill
production. In recognition of these major contributions to the
steelmaking process, the Association of Iron and Steel
Engineers presented Morgan the Tadeusz Sendzimir Memorial Medal
Morgan served as chairman of
Morgan Construction from 1986 until he retired in 2004. Under
his leadership, the company entered into a number of mergers,
acquisitions and licensing agreements with companies in the
United States and around the world, opening new markets and
expanding its product line into universal joint spindles,
nonferrous tube drawing and continuous rolling, cutting and
coiling of nonferrous rods.
Morgan Construction was acquired
in 2008 by Siemens AG, which operates its facilities as part of
the Siemens VAI Metals Technologies business.
Morgan leaves a widow, two sons, two daughters, eight
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A memorial
gathering will be held Nov. 18 at Higgins Armory Museum in