American Light and Traction

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American Light and Traction
Defunct Corporation
Industry Energy
Founded 1900
Headquarters Detroit, Michigan
Key people
Emerson McMillin (founder and president)
Products Electricity and natural gas

American Light and Traction was founded in 1900 for the purpose for consolidating the utility industry's small, local power suppliers.[1] By 1901, American Light and Traction owned and controlled over 40 gas producing plants, electric light and traction (streetcar) properties.[2]

History[edit]

  • 1900 - founded by Emerson McMillin as president[3][4]
  • 1935 - enactment of Public Utility Holding Act forced break-up of company due to antitrust provisions regulating integrated utility companies
  • 1938 - Michigan Consolidated Gas (MichCon) formed
  • 1949 - Michigan Consolidated Gas, the Milwaukee Gas Company, the Michigan-Wisconsin Gas Company, the Austin Field Pipeline Company and the Milwaukee Solvay Company merge to become American Natural Gas Company[5]
  • 1981 - MichCon becomes wholly owned subsidiary of Primark
  • 1988 - spun off
  • 2001 - merger with DTE Energy

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Simple Choices" - How Much Will They Cost You?". Archived from the original on 7 October 2006. Retrieved 2006-09-06. 
  2. ^ "Emerson McMillin". Archived from the original on 8 September 2006. Retrieved 2006-09-06. 
  3. ^ "MyDTE Energy - About us - MichCon - The early 1900s". Retrieved 2006-09-06. 
  4. ^ Goodrich, Arthur (September 1901). "A Leader Of Modern Industry". The World's Work (New York, NY: Doubleday, Page & Co.) II (5): 1201–1208. Retrieved April 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ "MyDTE Energy - About us - MichCon - Mid 1900s to present". Retrieved 2006-09-06.