February 13, 1932
Merced Sun-Star

Local Firm To Combine Merced and Bay City Units In Near Future
Six Employees Affected; Plant To Remain Here, Production Low

        For economic reasons, the Merced administration office of the Yosemite Portland Cement corporation will be move to San Francisco "between now and March 15," George A. Fisher, general manager, said today.
        Under the present setup the cement company is paying rent upon two offices, Fisher said. The central office is in the Hill building in Merced and a sales office is maintained in the Board of Trade building in San Francisco.
To Combine Offices
        Both offices will be combined in the Alaska Commercial building at the corner of Sansome and California streets in San Francisco. The entire office staff will be moved to San Francisco, Fisher said.
        Employees affected by the change are Walter R. Couse, auditor; Charles M. Chapman and H. A. Casey, accountants; R. M. Rodere, purchasing agent, and Mrs. W. E. Sumner and Mrs. Mildred Shipley, stenographers.
To Live in Merced
        Fisher said, he will retain residence in Merced but will divide his time between San Francisco and Merced. He will not have a Merced office. The cement plant on the Snelling road a mile northeast of Merced and the quarry at Emory in Merced canyon a few miles west of El Portal, will not be affected.
        The local plant is working on a half capacity schedule, Fisher said. The consumption of cement in California during 1931 was 28 per cent of that of 1930, he said.