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Allen-Bradley company 100 years old

Milwaukee, WI -- Mar. 27, 2003 -- Rockwell Automation is marking the centennial anniversary of the Allen-Bradley br...


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March 27, 2003
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

Milwaukee, WI — Mar. 27, 2003 — Rockwell Automation is marking the centennial anniversary of the Allen-Bradley brand in 2003. The company is planning several special tributes throughout the year that will recognize the history of the brand and its contributions to the automation industry.

What began as an entrepreneurial idea for two Milwaukee men and a $1,000 investment, has turned into a $4 billion company with more than 22,000 employees in 450 locations around the world.

Lynde Bradley and Dr. Stanton Allen, pioneers in developing many of the early industrial automation devices, founded the Compression Rheostat Company in 1903 and in 1910 renamed it the Allen-Bradley Company. Rockwell International purchased the company in 1985 for $1.651 billion.

Computers in plants today that oversee all aspects of the manufacturing process, including automated design, production and record-keeping processes, carry the Allen-Bradley brand.

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