Hannon Hauling celebrates 100 years in business
Published 4:23 pm Friday, January 27, 2012
On Feb. 1, Hannon Hauling celebrates 100 years of continuous service to the community.
The business was started by the late William H. Hannon (patriarch of the Hannon family) on Feb. 1, 1912 with a horse and buggy. In those early years he hauled bodies for McFarland Funeral Home.
William purchased his first truck in 1925. In 1929, he delivered the first printing press to the Tryon Daily Bulletin.
William continued to serve the community with his garbage and hauling business, along with delivering laundry his wife, Mabel Hannon, would wash for the customers on his route.
In 1949, William’s son, Edgar Hannon, joined the business and began helping his father. Edgar took over in November of 1952, when William died.
Over the next several years, the business continued to thrive. Edgar eventually purchased bigger trucks and a couple of moving vans.
In 1994, William’s grandson, Jamal Hannon, began helping with the business. In recent years, great-grandsons Brook and Julius Hannon have taken over the day-to-day operations, marking four generations of Hannons to run the business.
“We appreciate all the people who have helped us reach this milestone,” Jamal said.
– article submitted by M. Jamal Hannon