Amrock Hotel – 2018 groundbreaking eyed – Dec 2017 article

Source: The Rock River Times, December 20, 2017; article by Jim Hagerty, photo by Don Bissell

“Factory Cagers in Close Tilts” – 1946, R.I.A.A. Industrial League

 

Source:  Rockford Register-Republic Nov. 20, 1946

Rockford’s Top Employers, 1980 and 2005 – 2008 article

Source: Rockford Register Star December 21, 2008

“Lee Smith wins RIAA golf title by one stroke” – 1970

Lee Smith

Source: Rockford Morning Star July 27, 1970

Sports Roundup – 5/23/1974

Sports Roundup

Source:  Rockford Morning Star 5/23/1974

“R I A A Squads Move as 2nd Half Begins” – Jan. 10, 1965

RIAA Squads Move

Source:  Rockford Morning Star Jan. 10, 1965

Ziock, William, Jr.

William Ziock Jr.

Source: Rockford Register Republic 2/11/1957 & 2/12/1957

“A 1946 Interview with William H. Ziock, Jr.” by Hazel M. Hyde.  President of Ziock Industries 1905 – (1946) interview was followed by a trip through the plant at 418 So Wyman St. Mr. W.H. Ziock Sr. had a woolen mill that furnished yarn for Rockford Mitten Co. the woolen mill was in St. Charles, Missouri the 2 companies merged in 1855, Ziock and crew came to Rockford name was changed to Rockford Mitten and Hosiery in 1885 W.H. Ziock, Sr became president of Rockford Mitten and Hosiery. W H Ziock Jr. became president after his father died in 1905. Organized Ziock Industries somewhat later. Founded B-Z-B Knitting in 1910. Founded B-Z-B Knitting in 1910. Ziock Paper Box Co. and King Co. were both located at 417 S Wyman St. Jr was also responsible for the construction of William Ziock Building. William Jr. was born Nov 1863 in St Louis to Elizabeth & William Ziock. He married Lulu Mackwitz in St Louis, 4 children. Junior’s patent was granted in Canada (#287326) At the time of dissolution there were 3 subsidiaries: Beloit Hosiery (Seneca Falls, NY), Tenn-Rock Hosiery (McMinnville, TN) and Manchester Mills (Machester, TN)

Source:  “A 1946 Interview with William H. Ziock, Jr.”  Nuggets of History Nov.-Dec 1968 & www.ziock.org

“R.I.A.A. Loop Resumes Play” – 7-15-1956, Softball

R.I.A.A. Loop Resumes Play

Source:   Rockford Morning Star July 15, 1956