This invention garnered him widespread recognition and his business grew, eventually becoming the largest manufacturer in the county. It made all kinds of products including Model T piston rings, cast iron pans, cast aluminum playground equipment, and products for electric and communication companies. During the Great Depression, instead of letting workers go, he kept them employed by taking money out of his life insurance.
Albert passed away in 1949. The company continued to expand and prospered until it was sold to the Emerson Electric Company in 1975.