Four Wheel Drive operated local plant in WWII
The Four Wheel Drive Auto Company of Clintonville operated a truck sub-assembly plant in Stevens Point for two years during World War II, but officials at the museum about the company knew nothing about the satellite operation.
John Schulfer, Waupaca, said he contacted museum officials recently to possibly donate his father’s tool chest from his days while working at the Stevens Point plant. However, those officials didn’t know Four Wheel Drive had a plant in the city.
Portage County Historical Society officials said they knew about the plant, but don’t have any information about it, other than they knew it was housed in the old Portage County Highway Department facility at 2608 Water St., Stevens Point.
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