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George Logue Sr

Posted: April 6, 2010

George Logue Sr. 1951 B.S. Agricultural Engineering

George Logue Sr. of Trout Run, Pa began his career in Huntsville, Mo., as manager of field testing for International Harvester from 1951 to 1954, but soon discovered that he preferred the challenge of inventing and construction. Subsequently, he worked as a machine design engineer for Sprout Walden in Muncy, Pa., until 1957, when he launched his own construction contracting business with a home-made backhoe, George E. Logue Inc.  A known engineering innovator, Logue was contracted by the U.S Naval Explosive Ordinance Technology Center in 1977 to develop a remotely controlled surface/subsurface clearance vehicle to reclaim ordnance-contaminated soil. The prototype adapted potato harvesting and earthmoving technology and incorporated remote pneumatic controls, video camera monitoring and hydraulic self leveling.