Golden years: Barbizon Electric celebrates its 50th anniversary with a look back and a look ahead

It all started with a corned beef sandwich.

Back in 1946, Sam Resnick and Sidney Bloom were on the battleship America with over 10,000 officers and enlisted men, heading home after the war. The men were acquaintances, but not really pals--they knew each other because their brothers were friends. But they struck up a conversation, and soon the talk turned to the future. What were they going to do when they got home? Eventually a light bulb went off over their heads: light bulbs! Or, to

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