Northshore Magazine

January/February 2013

Northshore magazine showcases the best that the North Shore of Boston, MA has to offer.

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ne Aviation start fresh ...with the winner of the Best of the North Shore 2012���s Best Women���s Hair Salon and Best Beauty Products Photo by GE staff photographer Tom Kobuszewski Jet Pioneers Museum���a small but tenderly cared for space where a timeline of engines and other machines shows the evolution of the company and its technologies. Carpenter is a walking encyclopedia of aviation, able to fire off facts, figures, and engine model numbers in the way some people spout baseball stats. But there is also an earnestness with which this warm and friendly man reflects on the company, his time there, and his responsibility of documenting its history. ���When a place educates you, gives you a good life, cares for your family���s health���you have to give back,��� he says, smiling. In 1963, Carpenter moved down from Maine to take part in an apprenticeship program that GE���s Lynn facility ran from about 1897 to 1989. General Electric was born (well, sort of) in Lynn, formed by an 1892 merger between the North Shore plant and a New York facility, and it played a huge role in the Second Industrial Revolution. For decades, 978.465.3010 58 Merrimac Street Newburyport NSJanFeb13_ NE_GE.indd 92 11/19/12 10:57 AM

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