Continental Group, Inc. (Specimen)

Continental Group, Inc. (Specimen)
Item# 4060congroup

Originally known as the Continental Can Company, the Continental Group was at one time the world’s largest manufacturers of packaging products. Incorporated in New York in 1913, the company would later diversify into the forestry and financial services industry before wading into the energy pool with the acquisition of the Florida Gas in 1979. With the acquisition, Continental changed the name of Florida Gas to the Continental Resources Company. The new President of CRC would be none other than Kenneth Lay. Lay would impress the executives at the parent company, but was uneasy working for a company where energy was not the primary focus. In 1981, Lay left Continental to become Houston-based Transco Companies new President and CEO - setting in motion the chain of events that would eventually lead him to Enron.

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Certificate: Common Stock Certificate, specimen, 1970’s

Printer: Security-Columbian Bank Note Company

Dimensions: 8” (h) x 12” (w)

State: NY-New York

Subject Matter: Manufacturing and Production | Utility Companies | Natural Gas Companies | Specimen Pieces

Vignette Topic(s): Male Subject | Globe Featured

Condition: No fold lines, punch hole cancels in the signature areas and body, and some toning and edge faults from age.

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