ME Alumnus, John B. Boy, Passed Away
During World War II, John enlisted in the U.S. Navy. In 1946, after the war, John went to work for the United States Surgar Corporation, where he improved the efficiency and productivity of the sugar cane harvesting by converting/redesigning track mounted tractors to rubber tires which was combined with his successful redesign of sugar can loading machines. Those redesigns allowed the Florida sugar cane industry to begin a process of mass production in the fields and factories which ultimately led to the size and efficiency of today's industry.
Read John Boy's obituary.