Erle P. Halliburton Organization founder
Erle Palmer Halliburton (September 22, 1892, near Henning, Tennessee - October 13, 1957, in Los Angeles) was an American businessman specializing in the oil business. Prior to United States entry into World War I, Halliburton gained exposure to shipboard engineering as a member of the United States Navy. After his honorable discharge in 1915, he headed for the oilfields of California, where he was able to apply techniques analogous to the technology with which he had worked in the Navy. His drive and his sense of innovation soon brought him into conflict with his boss, Almond Perkins. Halliburton later quipped that getting hired and getting fired by the Perkins Oil Well Cementing Company were the two best opportunities he had ever received. Halliburton and his wife Vida C Tabor Halliburton established the New Method Oil Well Cementing Company in Oklahoma in 1919. By 1922, this company was operating as Halliburton Oil Well Cementing Company, which later became known as Halliburton Company on July 5, 1961. He also designed the aluminum suitcases which are now manufactured by Zero Halliburton.
|Date of birth|
|September 22nd, 1892|
|Date of death|
|October 13th, 1957 at age of 65|
1. Southwest Air Fast Express
Southwest Air Fast Express, also known as S.A.F.E.way, was a United States airline. It was founded by Erle P. Halliburton, also connected with the New Method Oil Well Cementing Company, and Zero Halliburton, a briefcase manufacturer. Founded in 1928 with Oklahoma oilmen as stockholders, Halliburton as the company president and C E Fleming as General Traffic Manager with general offices located in Tulsa, Oklahoma., S.A.F.E.way began offering Ford Tri-Motor service between St. Louis and Dallas on April 2, 1929. In June 1929 service was expanded to include Los Angeles and New York City. Operating for a little more than a year, the airline was purchased by American Airlines for $1,400,000.00 through a complicated agreement primarily to obtain the Contract Air Mail 33 mail services contract won by Halliburton and Southwest Air Fast Express. American renamed the airline Southern Transcontinental Airways and operated the CAM-33 route under that name until June 30, 1931 when American Airways took over.
2. Zero Halliburton
Zero Halliburton, stylized as ZERO Halliburton, is a company that manufactures hard-wearing travel cases and briefcases, mainly of aluminium. It was originally a metal fabrication company called Zierold Company, founded by Herman Zierold in 1938, which in 1946 changed its name to Zero Corporation. In 1952 Zero, which until then had no relation to Halliburton, bought the luggage division of Halliburton, the Oklahoma-Texas oilfield services company. On December 29, 2006, Zero Corporation sold its consumer division to ACE Co., Ltd., a Japanese luggage manufacturer. Today, Zero Halliburton is a wholly owned subsidiary of ACE Co.,Ltd. of Osaka and Tokyo. Erle P. Halliburton, the founder of Halliburton, had commissioned the aluminium case in 1938 from aircraft engineers because other luggage could not endure the rough travel through Texas oil fields in a pickup truck. In addition to being more durable than a leather or cloth case due to its rigidity, the aluminium case seals tightly against dust and water. The aluminium cases have appeared in over 200 Hollywood movies and television shows, often as a MacGuffin.
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Halliburton Company is an American multinational corporation, and one of the world's largest oil field services companies with operations in more than 80 countries. It owns hundreds of subsidiaries, affiliates, branches, brands, and divisions worldwide and employs approximately 100,000 people. The company has dual headquarters located in Houston and in Dubai, where Chairman and CEO David Lesar works and resides, "to focus [the] company’s Eastern Hemisphere Growth." The company remains incorporated in the United States. Halliburton's major business segment is the Energy Services Group. ESG provides technical products and services for petroleum and natural gas exploration and production. Halliburton's former subsidiary, KBR, is a major construction company of refineries, oil fields, pipelines, and chemical plants.