I’m curious. How did Davidson make his money. Was he in any way part of the Auto Business- being from the Detroit area?
His company, Guardian Industries, produced flat glass for architectural, automotive, and mirror manufacture. He was VERY strong anti-union. When his plants voted unions in, he refused to bargain and would close the union plants and transfer production to other plants. He sometimes would re-open the plants later without the unions. He certainly knew how to avoid losing to the unions.
He was a great business man and will be missed by his employees.