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U-Line Announces the Passing of Company Founder Henry H. Uihlein

September 15, 2011

U-Line Corp.’s founder Henry H. Uihlein passed away on August 30, 2011, he was 90 years old. Uihlein founded U-Line in 1962 and led the company until his retirement in the early nineties.

“We are all working here today because he took his innovative idea, a standalone ice maker, gathered his top five employees at Ben-Hur and started U-Line,” said Jennifer Uihlein, current president of U-Line Corp. and granddaughter of Henry Uihlein. “He truly lived a great and full life. My grandfather was an amazing athlete playing years of football and hockey. He loved the outdoors, horseback riding and the beautiful state of Montana; he was a true ‘mountain man.’ He was silently philanthropic supporting many important local charities and causes, continuously giving back to the community in which he lived. He also helped many people start their own small businesses through SCORE. I continue to be amazed at how many people I meet that tell me that my grandfather was instrumental in helping them gain the resources, tools and courage to follow their dreams and open their own business.”
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