Miss Automated Handling

In 1961, the Norfolk Naval Supply Center introduced a half-million-dollar automated system for material handling in order to expedite "the movement of vast quantities of supplies and stores to shore stations and ships all over the world."

As part of the opening ceremonies, Norma Jean Riganto was crowned "Miss Automated Handling."

Adding a light touch to the ceremonies was the presentation of Norma Jean Riganto, a stock recording clerk, who won over 17 other Supply Center beauties for the title of "Miss Automated Handling." Peggy Knight, who works in the Material Department, was the runner-up.

Virginian-Pilot - Oct 13, 1961

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Sep 08, 2023
     Category: Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests | 1960s

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.