Despite the lack of White labor only 12 of more than 2000 manufacturing plants hired African American workers. Companies such as: 

  • Plankinton Packing

  • Albert Trostel and Sons Company

  • Pfister and Vogel Leather Company

  • Allis and Chalmers Manufacturing Company

  • The Falk Company

  • Milwaukee' s Gas Company (employed 75% of all African Americans in the industrial field.)

  • Illinois Steel

  • A.J. Lindemann

  • Hoffmann Manufacturing