Naugatuck is a consolidated borough and town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. The town sits on both sides of the Naugatuck River south of Waterbury, and includes the communities of Union City on the east side of the river, which has its own post office. Straitsville on the southeast (along Route 63), and Millville on the west (along Rubber Avenue). Sure Lock & Key is dedicated to serving all parts of Connecticut from small towns to large ones.
Naugatuck was settled in 1701 as a farming community in rural western Connecticut. As the Industrial Revolution began, Naugatuck became a mill town and from there transformed into a Manufacturing town.
Rubber was the chief product manufactured in Naugatuck. Charles Goodyear the famous entrepreneur worked at his brother’s rubber company, the Goodyear Metallic Rubber Shoe Company & Downtown Naugatuck, until the company was consolidated into the United States Rubber Company.
The United States Rubber Company (renamed Uniroyal Inc. in 1961) was founded in Naugatuck in 1892 as a consolidation of nine rubber companies, and maintained their corporate headquarters there until the 1980s. Their Footwear Division manufactured Keds sneakers in Naugatuck from 1917 until the 1980s. U.S. Rubber also produced Naugahyde in a Naugatuck factory.
With the increase in the price of sulfuric acid, which was needed for the process then used for reclaiming old rubber, the United States Rubber Co. formed the Naugatuck Chemical Company on June 1, 1904 Soon thereafter the company was in the forefront of the chemical industry in the United States. Naugatuck Chemical remained a subsidiary of the U.S. Rubber Co. until, under Uniroyal, it gained independence as Uniroyal Chemical Co. They moved their operations to Middlebury, Connecticut, in the 1970s.
The Risdon Manufacturing Company, established in Naugatuck around 1910, began by producing safety pins. Local housewives and children hired to assemble the pins to cardboard. Risdon became the manufacturer of total packaging for cosmetics, personal, household and other consumer products and home sewing notions. It is now the Crown Risdon Co., headquartered in Watertown, Connecticut.
In the 1960s, Harold Barber founded H. Barber and Sons. The company claims to be the largest such business in the world. The company manufactured beach rakes for picking up debris and raking beaches.
The Great success of the company was predicated on the team work of Harold Barber and his sons. Sure Lock & Key’s Locksmith Companies success was also built by a group of 4 Brothers working together to serve the communities Security’s needs.
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