World War I, L.F. Rains established a steel plant north of During
World War II, Springville's young men and women served in military efforts,
and its contractors built many defense installations. Following the
war, Springville developed water from springs in Bartholomew Canyon
and installed two new electric generators to improve the power supply.
the 1960s, the Utah Department of Transportation was busy with construction
of the Interstate freeway system. These roads took traffic out of the
towns and increased the speed and safety of automobile travel. The new
freeways also made possible travel for work from Springville to many
places in the county and beyond. Springville became a bedroom community
for industries such as Geneva
Steel, for Brigham
Young University, and for an array of businesses in Salt Lake City.