General engineering practice, Yankton, South Dakot, 1912-1913. Charge engineering Fairbanks Morse Company, Omaha, Nebraska, 1913-1917. Manager machinery department Salt Lake Hardware Company, Salt Lake City, 1917-1918.
Manager N.W. ty. Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company, Seattle, 1918-1919. Designer, inventor mechanic, hydraulic, pneumatic devices. Owner, operator ranch at Rifle Colorado 1920-1925.
Organized C. A. Norgren Company, engineers and manufacturers, Denver, 1926, president, 1926-1962, Chairman of the Board, 1962-1968. Norgen Farms; with Carl E. Lien organized the Uniited American Life Insurance Company in 1938, president, 1939-1943, chairman, from 1943. Director First National Bank Englewood, Empire Savings Building and Loan, First Colorado Bankshares, Inc., Denver Realty Associates, Presbyterian Hospital.
Member of nat. council Boy Scouts of America, from 1942, Executive Committee Denver, from 1946, past president Denver area council. Member American Society Tool Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society Automotive Engineers, American Society Lubrication Engineers, American Ordnance Association, N.A.M. (director 1947-1949), Izaak Walton League (nat. board 1943, 44, 48), National Farm Chemurgic Council, National Western Live Stock Association, American, and Colorado, Hereford associations, Colorado, Denver (director 1948-1951) C.’s of Commerce., Colorado Committee Industrial. Mason.; Clubs: Denver, Athletic, Cherry Hills Country, Kiwanis (vice president 1943), Saddle and Sirloin, Pinehurst Country, Mile High, Press (Denver).