PROPERTY IN THE PRESS
With demo complete, Watermark eyes residential, rec options
Muskegon Watermark development
Plans move ahead for convention center in Muskegon
Sit back and enjoy a tall glass of local beer along the lakeshore. With multi-million dollar developments in plans for their downtown area, Muskegon, Michigan is a city on the rise. Young adults and families are finding more things to do with easy access to water sports and fun dining experiences along the waterfront. Entrepreneurs, creatives, and families – there’s something for everyone. Check out what’s happening in Muskegon, and what makes this city special!
Watch them go: Once nearly vacant and abandoned, downtown Muskegon finds new life
$65M downtown Muskegon development to include hotel, housing and more
Bikes, bandanas and beards: See the faces of Rebel Road, Bike Time 2019
Three Lessons from Muskegon, America’s Strongest Town
Downtown Muskegon taking next steps toward revitalization
Great Lakes Surf Festival 2019 highlights all water board sports
HISTORY OF WATERMARK
In 1899, two men from Muskegon, A.W. Shaw and L.C. Walker formed Shaw-Walker and opened shop originally in the Opera House block. Their equipment consisted of 2 presses, a cutting machine and tabbers on which they printed and cut 3” x 5” index cards. This led to their first product line called a “system” housing the cards in small wooden cabinets with drawers. They focused on developing record-keeping system and office equipment to help all types of business. Steel filing cabinets made an appearance early in the century and Shaw-Walker introduced the first “Build Like a Skyscraper” steel cabinet in 1913. Shortly after, in 1929. They introduced “A work-organizing Desk.” The real revolution came in 1937 with the launch of the new- “Low Desk for Comfort” with a new working height of 29” vs. the old industry standard of 30 1/2”.
Throughout Shaw Walker’s history, amazing advances in office equipment occurred as a result of their persistence, engineering and ideas. The Shaw Walker Company played an integral role in the introduction of labor and space-saving equipment into the business office.