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Grand Rapids Industries Inc

Furniture manufacturer which built wooden parts for aircraft and gliders in Second World War. Acquired manufacturing rights of Skyfarer two-seat light cabin monoplane from General Aircraft Corporation in 1943. Aircraft had simplified control system and was the second aircraft to be certificated by the U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board as characteristically incapable of spinning. Design was shelved because of war; license transferred to Le Mars Manufacturing Company in 1944.


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