Thursday, March 26, 2015

20 Companies Turn 115 in 2015

At least twenty U.S. companies will celebrate their 115th anniversary in 2015. I'm sure there are more - especially small, privately-owned firms of which I am not yet aware - so please leave a comment if you know a business that is missing from this list.

AK Steel Holding Corporation, West Chester, OH
American Bridge Company, Pittsburgh PA
Block Communications, Toledo, OH
Chemtura Corporation, Philadelphia, PA
Dykstra Funeral Homes, Holland, MI
First United Corporation, Oakland, MD
The French Oil Mill Machinery Co, Piqua, OH
Fris Office Outfitters, Holland, MI
Gilbert Chocolates, Jackson MI
Graniterock, Watsonville, CA
Lovejoy, Downers Grove, IL
McNerney Companies, Toledo, OH
North-Eastern Pennsylvania Telephone Co, Forest City, PA
Rosa Food Products, Philadelphia, PA
Schramm, Inc. West Chester
Sparton Corporation, Schaumburg, IL
Torchmark, McKinney, TX
Tourneau, New York, NY
Weyerhaeuser, Federal Way, WA
Wright Lindsey & Jennings LLP, Little Rock, AR

I just found an addition to this list that I don't quite know how to handle: Birnn Chocolates was founded in 1915 and in 1991 split into two companies: Birrn Chocolates of Vermont, which is run by 3rd generation Birnns and focuses on making truffles, and Birnn Chocolates (of New Jersey), which makes a full line of chocolates. I guess the best thing to do is congratulate them both (and eat some chocolate)!

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