Barney Kroger knew what he was doing. He started a company from scratch that competes toe to toe with every major food retail company in the United States. He built a company that survived the Great Depression, rationed food and employees for WWII and built a nationwide grocery empire
Control Data Corporation was incorporated in Minnesota, July 8, 1957, by Fremont Fletcher, Abbot L. Fletcher, and D.P. Wassenberg with 600,000 shares of stock sold at $1 per share. The first headquarters were located in the McGill Building, 501 Park Avenue, in downtown Minneapolis.