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A New Page: HP’s Production Grows
Although Hewlett-Packard’s production operations grew in scale as the company expanded dramatically the 1940s, floor plan arrangements continued to emphasize open spaces with employees working side by ...
Greeting Employees: A Dialogue with Dave
Bill and Dave were big proponents of personally meeting with employees of all levels. By the 1960s, the founders greeted even more women during their rounds. Female employees continued to hold roles a ...
Hewlett-Packard’s First Commercial Facility
In 1940, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard moved to their first manufacturing facility outside of the Addison Avenue garage. The new facility was located behind a repair shop owned by John “Tinker” Bell. ...
Noel “Ed” Porter: A Company Man
Noel “Ed” Porter exemplified the tight bonds that characterized Hewlett-Packard’s early years, playing a role in several of the company’s most important moments. A childhood friend of Bill Hewlett, it ...
On Board: HP Roseville Facility
Since opening in 1987, the Roseville manufacturing site in California produced computer systems and servers, and related devices. By 1993, workers focused on customizing circuit boards used in busines ...
Scaling Up Production
Hewlett-Packard’s first piece of equipment was a used Craftsman drill press that fit on a standard workbench and was valued at $38. A multi-ton punch press from one of Hewlett-Packard’s Page Mill faci ...
Swiss Screw Machine: Getting in Shape
The Swiss screw machine was a lathe used to shape metal components. Tools and equipment such as this improved precision within manufacturing and enabled the company to elevate production rates.
Turntables: Lazy Susans on Production Lines
Lazy Susans were implemented across Hewlett-Packard production lines. Employees could perform complicated technical work on a stationary object, then simply rotate the turntable to perform the same op ...
Watching Paint Dry: Paint Conveyor at HP
By 1957, Hewlett-Packard had devised a paint conveyer to facilitate the swift drying of freshly painted instruments. It was a far cry from the company’s early days on Addison Avenue, when the paint fo ...
Women Demonstrate Intense Focus at HP
Soldering precision instruments by hand was an exacting job, as these women demonstrated through their intense focus on their work. Hewlett-Packard was inclusive to female employees seeking manufactur ...