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WESCON '69-Tke Big Shmo
HP Adds More Elbow Room
Cr088ley'8 Million S(J'U4re Miles

from our president's desk

I HAVE MENTIONED many times over the years, do have a great deal of know-how available throughout the
the most valuable resource we have in our company is corporation to solve difficult problems. Often a person who
the skill and imagination of our people. Certainly the has a problem to be solved is reluctant to ask for help. He
engineering inventiveness represented by our new products feels that a request for assistance may somehow reflect
has been a very significant factor in our growth and success. adversely on his own ability. On the contrary, it is much
Perhaps equally important is the vast amount of know-how more important that a problem be solved well and quickly
which we apply to our day-to-day manufacturing, marketing, than it is to determine who solved it.
and administrative tasks. To ask for help is not a sign of ignorance or incapability;
As I walk around our plants, I am greatly impressed by the it is a sign of wisdom, maturity, and competence. I would
ingenuity which has been utilized in solving a myriad of pro- encourage each of you, whatever your job, to look around
duction problems. There is ample evidence of innovation in and see what knowledge and guidance you can obtain from
the more complex procedures and processes. Jobs which we others to help you perform more effectively. Our great wealth
once considered difficult or impossible are being done with of know-how is yours for the asking. Your opportunity to
apparent ease. But it is also evident that many people are grow in your job will be greatly enlarged as you develop the
thinking about how to do even the simple jobs better and ability to take advantage of this know-how in your day-to-day
faster. activities.
We have some definite procedures for expanding this im- We can enhance our progress and strength by innovation
portant know-how, and for making it available to all groups in new products. Similarly, we can enhance our progress and
throughout the corporation. We have specialists in many strength by innovation in every other function of our com-
functional areas, people who have unusual background and pany-in manufacturing processes and techniques, quality
experience and who also have shown the ability to put their control, sales and service, office procedures-literally every-
special knowledge to practical use. where. This can best be done by teamwork and the free ex-
A large number of these specialists are in Ralph Lee's change of information and assistance at all levels. The job of
manufacturing group at the Palo Alto headquarters. There the specialist is to expand our know-how in his particular
are similarly qualified people in other groups and locations, area. The job of everyone else is to make freq uent and effec-
too. tive use of this know-how for the over-all betterment of the
It is important for everyone to recognize the fact that we individual and the company.


At times it seemed as if all 35,000 WESCON
visitors were jammed into the HP booth. Featuring
a "Measure-ama" theme, the aO-foot booth
was conveniently located in the main arena
of San Francisco's Cow Palace.

Th e " mornmg a f " consensus on th e company' s
. ter
participation in the Western Electronic Show and
Convention, August 20-23, was virtually unanimous
among HP people who attended: This was the biggest
and best of them all! Photos on this page and
MEAS URE's cover reveal some candid scenes of the
show where HP equipment was a focal point
for a measurement-oriented clientele.

George Phillips, Neely district manager, gives a final adjustment
to a 175A oscilloscope a few minutes before opening day
crowds surged into the Cow Palace.

As part of WESCON's opening ceremonies,
AI Bagley, general manager of HP's Frequency
and Time Division, presented a special
demonstration of the company's new
frequency synthesizer to the press.

Neely's Bob Loft (third from left I "pitches" a couple of customers
as Sanbornites Ted McCarthy, Jack Clough, and AI Lonnberg
prepare to tackle some prospects in the Sanborn booth.


From Boeblingen to Hachioii ..






T HE COMPA Y'S NEED for more production space, CO.
both at home and abroad, has triggered the biggest con-
struction boom in HP's history. early a dozen new
buildings are on the drawing boards, now being built or just HEATING CO.

In mid-August, ground was broken at Colorado Springs
for a $2-million plant to house HP's Oscilloscope Division.
Located on a 30-acre site in Pikes Peak Industrial Park, the
137,500-square-foot plant is scheduled for completion in the
fall of 1964. It is the first unit of a four-building complex
which will eventually provide 400,000 square feet of space.
Construction of a new building for Harrison Laboratories
Division (as reported in MEASURE's July issue) is well un-
derway in Berkeley Heights, J. When 100 Harrison em-
ployees move in next spring, they will have nearly 50.000
square feet of space in which to work-about four times the
amount available in Harrison' two present buildings.
F. 1. Moseley Co. is not letting any grass grow under its
feet, especially in the large vacant lot next to the existing
Pasadena plant. This land will soon be cleared for a new two-
story structure to give the company an additional 30.000
square feet. The lower floor wiII accommodate expanded
manufacturing operations, and the upper level will be devoted
to engineering and office activities. The new building_ to be
completed early next year, will bring Moseley's total floor
area up to some 80,000 square feet.
In Palo Alto, the existing PAECO building is being re-
modeled to provide additional space-for HP Associates, HP's
solid-state affiliate. On the Massachusetts front, the Sanborn
Company has plans on the boards for a major addition to its
Waltham plant.
In Europe, the biggest expansion news emanates from
Boeblingen, West Germany, where HP GmbH is planning to
triple its present plant capacity. By the end of 1964 thi Bill Hewlett did the ground-breaking honors as construction of HP's new
Colorado Springs plant officially got under way August 12. Kibitzers
manufacturing subsidiary expects to have completed a 52,000- include (left to right) Cort Van Rensselaer, general manager of the
square-foot addition to its existing building. Included in the Oscilloscope Division, Harry Hoth, mayor of Colorado Springs, and Dave Packard.
addition will be special facilities for manufacturing printed
circuits. facturing counterparts, are doing considerable expanding of
On August 14, Hewlett-Packard announced that the Japa- their own.
nese government had approved the corporation's agreement A few months ago the Stiles ales Division completed a
with the Yokogawa Electric Works, Ltd., of Tokyo to form a major addition to its headquarters office in Orlando, Fla.
jointly owned company in Japan. The new company, to be Just last month the Sacramento branch office employees of
featured in the next issue of MEASURE, will be known as Jeely Enterprises moved into their new quarters, a 1,300-
Yokogawa-Hewlett-Packard, Ltd. square-foot building located a few miles northeast of Cali-
Plans are already well along to build production facilities fornia's capital. The building was purchased and extensively
in Hachioji, about 40 miles west of the center of Tokyo. remodeled in the traditional panish style which has become
Construction of the first unit, a 68,000-square-foot manufac- a Neely "trademark."
turing and office building, is expected to begin this fall. Long- Meanwhile, construction crews are making good progress
range plans call for a four-building complex of 300,000 on the new headquarters office for Lahana & Company. Lo-
square feet. cated in the new Denver Technological Center, the 5,000-
HP's sales organizations, not to be outdone by their manu- square-foot building is scheduled for completion November 1.


Planned two-story addition to HP GmbH plant in Boeblingen, West Germany,
is shown as the right half of building sketch. Each floor of the
new structure will provide 25,800 square feet of much-needed space.

Architect's rendering of new F. L. Moseley facility depicts
contemporary styling which will prevail throughout the 30,000-square-foot structure.

Neely Enterprises' ne-:' quarters in Sacramento
are in a building thoroughly renovated to follow
a Spanish style of architecture long associated
with the fast-growing HP sales affiliate.


NEW AIR CONSOLIDATION program was launched from
San Francisco airport August 1 after a countdown covering
several months of pulling together loose ends.
Now that the plan is smoothly in orbit, shipments from
all HP Palo Alto plants are picked up daily, consolidated
into a single shipment, and flown overnight to the Newark, N.J.,
airport for redistribution to customers in 13 Eastern states.
Transit time has been reduced to as little as two days to some
locations. Left to right: John Edgar of Flying Tigers Line;
Rod Ernst, HP traHic manager who masterminded the plan;
Norm Craccholio and Pete Bonnet.


TELEVISION CAMERAMAN dollies in on HP exhibit at the U.S. Trade Center
in Frankfurt, Germany, during recent "Electronics Components and Instruments
Exhibit." Scenes at the booth and taped interviews with HP VmbH personnel
were televised the night following the opening of the show. About 60 U.S. firms
displayed instruments and components. HP VmbH sales engineer
Fritz Dieckmann is shown here (far right) with camera crew.