BBB Accredited. The company supplied equipment such as plows, thrashers, sawmill equipment, wagons, buggies, and steam engines. It's sales were to farmers in Missouri, Illinois, and Arkansas. The warehouse for the company was in East St. Louis, Illinois where the goods came in by railroad. The steam engines that did the work on farms were fueled with anything that would burn including coal, wood, and corn cobs.

Business was very good from the outset, and three years later the firm moved to expand facilities on the southwest corner of 19th and Locust Streets. This was a short walk for farmers from the train depot at Union Station. In those days, everyone traveled by train and all shipping was by rail or packet river boat. Inthe firm added automobiles to it's lines as buggies and wagons were phasing out. The name was changed to Weber Implement and Automobile Company.

At that time, there were some different manufacturers and Locust Street was to become known as "automobile row" or the main area to shop for a car. Dorris, and Gray and Star. The Weber firm became a distributor for Hupp Motor Co. Many of these new dealerships were service stations that took on the automobile.

George Weber Jr. In the early days of auto sales you had to teach the prospective customer to drive before you sold the car. The Webers sold and distributed the cars, provided parts for repairs and warranty guaranties. They still kept the farm implement business in order to service and repair what had been sold earlier.

Locust Street between 18th and Channing remained as "automobile row" until The Weber firm was one of the first to accept "trade-ins" when someone wanted a newer model. During World War II, all automobile production stopped, and gasoline rationing was imposed. Some owners stored their automobiles. New cars were put in warehouses and only sold on a priority basis to those who had a U. Government certificate stating that Weber Granite City Chevrolet Company automobile would be "essential to the war effort".

These soon ran out and business was slow. Weber continued to service automobiles and converted the Weber Granite City Chevrolet Company into a die casting plant for airplane parts.

Curtiss Wright in St. Auto production resumed in late and in Weber was back selling cars and phased out the airplane parts. InGeneral Motors awarded the firm a Chevrolet franchise. The name was changed to Weber Chevrolet Company. George Weber III, who had worked during school vacations, joined his father full time in Business flourished and the firm moved to a 12 acre site on Olive Boulevard at Interstate in This firm quickly became the largest seller of Chevrolet cars and trucks in the state of Missouri and one of the Weber Granite City Chevrolet Company in the nation.

It was relocated to a new 15 acre site beside Interstate in These four locations make it convenient for anyone in the St. Louis metropolitan area to visit a Weber location. InGeorge Weber IV joined his father at the firm which is still growing in terms of sales and service at all four locations. In their th year of business,the Webers and all of the employees wish to thank the people of St.

Louis for their loyalty and business over the past century. And now we embark on the second years. Yellow Duck Company would like to thank you for visiting our website and Weber Granite City Chevrolet Company us for the purchase of your next new or pre-owned vehicle. It is our goal to provide you with an Weber Granite City Chevrolet Company purchase and ownership experience.

Let us introduce you to our staff, show you some of our special vehicle offers, and take you through our complete line of new and pre-owned inventory. We can help you find exactly what you are looking for. We know your time is valuable. We are sure you will find our site a fast and convenient way to research and find a vehicle that's right for you. If we can be of any assistance while visiting us online, send Repo Tow Truck Company an email and we will promptly reply.


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