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Heralded founder of Sherman Industries passes away

February 14, 2012

RIVERTON, NJ — Sherman L. Larson, who started Sherman Industries in 1945, passed away on Feb. 5, 2012, at the age of 93, according to the Burlington County Times.

The Feb. 8 obituary stated that Larson, a well-known manufacturer of carwash equipment, was instrumental in designing hundreds of labor-saving equipment items that advanced the carwash industry.

Larson had a number of patents to his credit, and he was awarded the International Carwash Association’s (ICA) President’s Award in 1964, Hall of Fame in 1980 and The Engineering Award in 1981, the story noted.

Larson gave a number of seminars for carwash owners, and he was the subject of many stories in carwash trade magazines, the story stated.

Larson is survived by his wife, daughter, sister, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, according to the story.