I recently discovered that a nearby Safeway supermarket that I do much of my shopping was once the site of the Pacific Manufacturing Company. They made high-end wood products, doors, furniture, even coffins from the late 1870's to about 1960. During WWI, they made aircraft parts for the Army.
Gives a little bit of excitement to buying my Cheerios!
I have been unable to learn if they made anything for the military during WWII. Does anyone have any pointers how to research this kind of thing?