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Like industrial corporations all across America, the S. D. Warren Company searched for a policy that would maintain labor peace at the company's mills. Founder Samuel Dennis Warren's solutions helped set the themes for Progressive-era experiments in “welfare capitalism. " While there was no mistaking of promoting a new morality for American industrial society. Charles A. Scontras, professor of political the hierarchical nature of decision-making at the company, the Warren family saw itself in a larger role science at the University of Maine and research associate at the university's Bureau of Labor Education, has written numerous books on organized labor and socialist activity in Maine and is a contributor to Maine: The Pine Tree State From Prehistory To The Present (1995).