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Tiny Clark Paint holding its own

2005-06-05 | Marcia Blomberg, Springfield Republican

Andrew M. Raker was just 18 when he left college to save the family business, a West Springfield paint factory that his grandfather had purchased in 1945. Raker took over Clark Paint & Varnish Co. in 1978 from his mother and grandmother, who had tried to hold things together at Clark after his grandfather ...