Pacific By-Products Company
Pacific By-Products was a San Jose-based manufacturer of machinery for canneries, and a producer of various by-products of the canning and fruit industry. The company was founded by Stanley Hiller, Sr. to initially manufacture machinery for the processing of fish waste from fish canneries. Louis Clark was the manager for the company through much of its life.
The company also made machinery for purifying spilled syrup in fruit canneries. The company's other major business was in processing material. Towards the end of World War I, the company bought apricot pit shells to make charcoal for gas masks. The company produced a rotary kiln that could process apricot pits significantly faster than previous methods..
Pacific By-Product's plant burned on May 6, 1932, with the fire starting in the charcoal piles.
Hiller home: 1186 Hanchett Avenue, San Jose. Hiller was an aviator ( http://earlyaviators.com/ehiller.htm His son did Hiller Aviation/United Helicopters at plant at 1350 Willow Road, Menlo Park.
Buildings probably torn down around 1950, had been Del Monte Plant #153.
|San Jose||1921-1934||390 Sunol Street (Auzerais at Sunol)||
Plant burned in 1932, shows up in directories for 1934.