About Ambrose Plamondon
AMBROSE PLAMONDON was born December 31, 1833, in Quebec, Canada. He moved to Oswego, New York in 1850 to become a millwright. in 1852 he was sent by his employer to supervise the installation and operation of machinery for the new Ottawa Starch Company in Ottawa, Illinois. He later moves to Chicago, Illinois and in 1859, he established the Ambrose Plamondon Company. In 1877 he incorporated Ambrose Plamondon Company with two of his sons. The company was located on Clinton street between Washington and Madison.
The company employed 150 men and had an annual business income of $500,000.00. The company expanded to manufacture and install shafts, pulleys, and bearings along with the power transmission of the era.
AMBROSE PLAMONDON was an active in a number of social organizations and served on boards of banks and other corporations, including Joseph T. Ryerson & Sons, Inc.
AMBROSE PLAMONDON died in 1896. He has been honored for his steadfastness, honesty, industry and is admired by his fellow man. AMBROSE PLAMONDON was further honored when this school was built, in 1903, and given his name.