A Brief History of Technology and MVNU

Joseph H. Lechner, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

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Born in Appleton, Wisconsin, Bert William Martin had an immense impact on Mount Vernon, Ohio and also to MVNU’s campus through his technological innovations. Along with his partner K. L. Shellebarger, they formed Shellmar Products, a company that would prosper even through various hardships, and would create a lasting effect on Mount Vernon for years to come. Bert Martin has taken many risks with his business in the packaging industry, but he has created a lasting impact on Mount Vernon that will last for generations.

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