The Magic of Marycrest

The Magic of Marycrest

Book - 2010
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Marycrest Farms is indeed a magical place, set in the Ohio countryside. While it's only 20 miles away from the urban center of Columbus, it's a world away from the stresses of the 21st century. Greif, Inc. was founded in 1877 in Cleveland; its business was crafting wooden barrels and kegs. As times changed, the company changed with it, evolving into making steel, fibre and plastic drums. Today, Greif manufactures a full complement of industrial packaging in its factories around the world, and is a leader in its industry segment. The company maintained its headquarters in Cleveland for 74 years, until rising costs for office space and parking and other factors prompted Greif's then Chairman, John C. Dempsey, to look for a new location. He laid out several criteria: preferably within 100 miles of Cleveland with easy access to rail service, good highways and a metropolitan airport; near a college or university; and in a diversified cummunity not dominated by any one industry. They looked in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio before choosing the small city of Delaware, Ohio to be the company's home. Greif, Inc. has owned the house known as Marycrest since it was built in 1954, and now uses it exclusively for guests. Like Marycrest, Greif is understated but effective, preferring that its actions and results speak for themselves. Greif is a quiet company by design, with old-fashioned values running deep. The values of honor, trust and respect were influenced by Mr. Dempsey, who lived by The Golden Rule, and continue as core values of Greif today.
Publisher: [Delaware, OH] : Grief, Inc., 2010.
Characteristics: 127 p. : col. ill. ; 26 x 32 cm.
Summary: Marycrest Farms is indeed a magical place, set in the Ohio countryside. While it's only 20 miles away from the urban center of Columbus, it's a world away from the stresses of the 21st century. Greif, Inc. was founded in 1877 in Cleveland; its business was crafting wooden barrels and kegs. As times changed, the company changed with it, evolving into making steel, fibre and plastic drums. Today, Greif manufactures a full complement of industrial packaging in its factories around the world, and is a leader in its industry segment. The company maintained its headquarters in Cleveland for 74 years, until rising costs for office space and parking and other factors prompted Greif's then Chairman, John C. Dempsey, to look for a new location. He laid out several criteria: preferably within 100 miles of Cleveland with easy access to rail service, good highways and a metropolitan airport; near a college or university; and in a diversified cummunity not dominated by any one industry. They looked in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio before choosing the small city of Delaware, Ohio to be the company's home. Greif, Inc. has owned the house known as Marycrest since it was built in 1954, and now uses it exclusively for guests. Like Marycrest, Greif is understated but effective, preferring that its actions and results speak for themselves. Greif is a quiet company by design, with old-fashioned values running deep. The values of honor, trust and respect were influenced by Mr. Dempsey, who lived by The Golden Rule, and continue as core values of Greif today.

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