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Remembering the Labelon era in Canandaigua

After the Miller Corset Factory, the Canandaigua Velocipede Company and the E.C. Brown Company occupied the building at 10 Chapin St. from 1921 to 1959, the Labelon Corporation of Rochester purchased it and began to relocate its operations to the facility in 1960.

E. Billings Brewster, president of Labelon, called the Canandaigua location "ideal for us," and explained that the growing needs of Labelon necessitated the consolidation of several locations into one that had the potential capacity to house the future growth and needs of the firm. Brewster said that his company was attracted to the facility by the city’s broad kind of industrial climate that would be helpful in the future, the availability of a building of adequate size at a cost that fitted into their budget, and the cooperation received from city and county officials, the Chamber of Commerce and the business community in working out the details of the move.

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