The old Temple Radio Plant in Chicago
It’s 1933 -- the depths of the Great Depression. The economy is struggling, the U.S. has a staggering 25% unemployment rate, and the New Deal legislation is in its early stages. Most of American industry is cutting back. But for Johnson & Johnson, it’s time to open a plant in Chicago.
Like everywhere else, Chicago had been hit hard by the Depression, but 1933 did hold some bright spots. Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry opened in 1933. Chicago hosted the World’s Fair that year, highlighting a century of progr