Electrical products that work flawlessly under the harshest conditions go unnoticed everyday. The Appleton brand has long been the hallmark for the protection of people and equipment while delivering reliable power. Count on certified protection for any environment, from ordinary commercial settings to harsh industrial conditions, in any region of the world. Our fittings, lighting, and power distribution solutions are designed to operate without incident: because failure is not an option. Since 1903, the Appleton brand has been the hallmark
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Appleton is the trusted name in rugged, dependable and safe lighting products for non-hazardous and hazardous locations.
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Plugs and Receptacles
Appleton’s plugs and receptacles allow you to connect to the power you need safely, when you need it, over and over again.
Emerson Electric History:
Emerson was established in 1890 in St. Louis, Missouri as Emerson Electric Manufacturing Co. by Civil War Union veteran John Wesley Emerson to manufacture electric motors using a patent owned by the Scottish-born brothers Charles and Alexander Meston. In 1892, it became the first to sell electric fans in the United States. It quickly expanded its product line to include electric sewing machines, electric dental drills, and power tools.
Emerson Electric News Flashes, WWII
During World War II, under the leadership of Stuart Symington, Emerson became the world's largest manufacturer of airplane armament. Emerson ranked 52nd among United States corporations in the value of World War II military production contracts. Symington went on to become the first United States Secretary of the Air Force from 1947-1950, a DemocraticU.S. Senator from Missouri from 1953-1976, and a candidate for the Presidency of the United States in 1960.
In 1954, W.R. "Buck" Persons was named company president. Under his leadership, Emerson diversified its business portfolio by acquiring 36 companies. When he retired in 1973, the company had 82 plants, 31,000 employees and $800 million in sales.
In 1962, acquired United States Electrical Manufacturing Company as the U.S. Electrical Motors Division, including the brand U.S. MOTORS®.
Charles F. Knight served as CEO from 1973 to
David Farr has served as CEO since 2000 and as chairman since 2004.
On December 15, 1999, Emerson Electric Co, moving to boost its growth prospects, agreed to acquire Jordan Industries Inc's telecommunications equipment business for $440 million.
In 2010, U.S. MOTORS® brand sold to Nidec Motor Corporation.
On July 26, 2011, Emerson announced it would locate its Latin America headquarters in Sunrise, Florida.
On December 1, 2016, Platinum Equity acquired Emerson Network Power business unit and rebranded it Vertiv. The acquisition included the brands: Asco, Chloride, Liebert, Netsure, and Trellis.