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1965 - 1980s - 1965 – 1980s

C.P. Stevenson Leads through Acquisitions

In 1968, Wade Stevenson passed the presidency on to his son C.P. (Chuck) Stevenson, who led Eastman through a period of continued advancement. In 1974, Eastman acquired Cutting Room Appliance Corp. (CRA), the world’s leading manufacturer of cloth spreading machines. This acquisition made Eastman the industry’s unmatched source for apparel manufacturing and fabric cutting for all types, providing a single source for both material handling and cutting machines.