Tuesday, May 23, 2017

15 Companies Celebrate 125th Anniversary in 2017

Not only are there 15 U.S. companies celebrating 125 years in business this year, 11 of them are generational, family-owned businesses and just two are public: General Electric and Wisconsin's Bank Mutual Corporation - though Bank Mutual has a 3rd generation founding family member as board chair. The 15 companies also represent a range of industries: a publisher, 2 food product companies, real estate, banking, 3 each in manufacturing and retail, insurance, a funeral home, a service & repair business, and a transportation & storage firm. Here's the list of organizations founded in 1892 and still going strong!

Afro-American Newspapers, Baltimore MD  4th generation
Asher Chocolates, Souderton PA  4th generation
Bank Mutual Corporation, Milwaukee WI  
The Brick Companies, Edgewater MD
Fiorella's Sausage, Philadelphia PA 4th generation
General Electric, Fairfield CT
Johnson's Studio & Camera Shop, Cheboygan MI  4th generation
Lambrecht's Jewelers, Wilmette IL  4th generation
Mapes Furniture, Sunfield MI  4th generation
Rieck Services, Dayton OH  4th generation
Robinson Fans, Zelienople PA  6th generation
Sol Levinson & Bros Funeral Home, Baltimore MD  5th generation
Vail Rubber Works, St. Joseph MI  4th generation
Von Paris Moving & Storage, Savage MD  4th & 5th generation
Woman's Life Insurance Society, Port Huron MI  

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Congratulations to These Firms Celebrating 150 Years in 2017

Two U.S. companies celebrate their 150th year in business in 2017: one public, one private; one manufacturing, one financial. Join me in congratulating Acme United Corp. and Biddeford Savings Bank on achieving this milestone.

Acme United Corporation  Fairfield, CT Supplier of cutting, measuring, and safety products for the school, home, office, hardware, and industrial markets (www.acmeunited.com)

Biddeford Savings Bank   Mutual savings bank that "treats every customer like an owner." Locations in Biddeford, Scarsborough, and Waterboro, Maine