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Bangor Punta Corporation

Bangor Punta Corporation (sometimes abbreviated BP and traded on the NYSE under BNK) was an American conglomerate and Fortune 500 Company from 1964 to 1984. It owned a number of well-known companies primarily in the pleasure craft, firearms and general aviation industries. The primary purposes for this website is to provide an educational resource for students and researchers; and, secondarily, to demonstrate a well constructed, standards compliant website built using best practices.

Logo of the Bangor Punta CorporationFate: Acquired by Lear Siegler, Inc.
Founded: 1964
Defunct: 1984
Location of HQ: Greenwich, Connecticut
Industries: Agribusiness, Energy Systems, Fashion Fabrics, Leisure Time, Public Security, Process Engineering, Professional Services and Transportation.
Primary Products: Boats (pleasure crafts including Yachts, Sailboats, Motor Boats), Campers, Airplanes, Firearms, Ammunition, Cotton Oil, Specialty Fabrics

Primary Companies

Smith & Wesson Piper Aircraft
Smith & Wesson Make a Lot More Than Handguns Piper Aircraft - Quality Made Small Aircraft
Smith & Wesson Made A Lot More Than Handguns. Vintage Advertisements, Catalogs, Gun Inserts, Specifications and More From the Bangor Punta Era. Piper Aircraft had the distinction of having an eight-year legal battle over ownership that was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court - in Bangor Punta's favor.
Cal Boats from Jensen Marine O'Day Sailboats and Yachts
CAL 29 Yacht - Fast Enough To Win What an O'Day For A Daydream
Purchased by Bangor Punta in 1966, The CAL line of Yachts was one of the premier racing and cruising sailboats of the era. Building everything from small Day Sailers to 39 Foot Luxury Yachts, O'Day proved to be a great purchase in 1966 by Bangor Punta.
Luhrs Power Boats Starcraft
Luhrs Builds Boats For Men Collage of Starcraft Ads
This was the Sixties and Seventies and Luhrs at that time had the distinction of making their ads and boats ultra appealing to men - Find out why and check out the dated taglines. Starcraft was the most diverse company owned by Bangor Punta, manufacturing boats, RV's, Campers, Runabouts, and even Livestock Feeders.

Bangor Punta
One Greenwich Plaza Greenwich, Connecticut 06830

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Bangor Punta Era

The Bangor Punta era, lasted approximately twenty years -- from 1964 to 1984.

History will likely remember the company for its tenacity in pursuing acquisitions; their high-profile corporate executives; and, two United States Supreme Court cases that the company was involved in during its short life span.

Bangor Punta Nostalgic History

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