Congratulations David Leach!
John accomplished Other
Leach Garbage Truck
Details of the Recognition
1963 was to be a solemn year for Leach, with the passing of Onnie Leach on June 12. Cancer had claimed The 67 year old owner and president, who had been with the company since 1914. Onnie Leach was there for every major development of Leach refuse bodies, from the first Refuse Getter to the mighty 2-R Packmaster.
The last ten years of his tenure had been especially prosperous for Leach Company, growing from a marginal manufacturer of refuse bodies to become the technological leader of the industry, with a state-of-the-art factory and sales approaching 1,500 units annually.
Onnie was succeeded as President by his son, David Leach, who represented the third generation of the Leach family to run the business during its 76 year history.