Hobart Brothers Company
At Lock 12 of the Miami & Erie Canal
—1917- 2017 —
Hobart Brothers Company focused its early manufacturing efforts on the production of automotive shop equipment, such as battery chargers. and introduced its first arc welder in 1925 to support the U.S. Armed Forces. Shortly after, in 1930, it founded Hobart Trade School. now the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology. Hobart General Power emerged as part of the company in the 1940s, focusing on the design and development of generators for starting large aircraft.
1937 marked the first production of welding stick electrodes, which the company still produces today. Between 1956 and 2010, the company added solid, flux-cored and metal-cored welding wires, along with hardfacing, stainless steel and aluminum filler metals to its product line by way of in-house formulations and the acquisition of several external filler metal brands.
Hobart Brothers was family owned and operated until being purchased by Illinois Tool Works (ITW) in 1996.
Supporting the Troy
Erected 2017 by The Troy Foundation Hobart Brothers The City of Troy.
Location. 40° 2.877′ N, 84° 12.699′ W. Marker is in Troy, Ohio, in Miami County. Marker is on Dixie Hwy (County Route 25A), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. marker is at the "Lock 12" site, next to the levy, on the west bank of the Great Miami River. Marker is at or near this postal address: 409 North Elm Street, Troy OH 45373, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Lock 12 (a few steps from this marker); Troy Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Miami County War Quota Plaque (approx. 0.6 miles away); LFWB&G Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sheriff’s House and Jail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Courthouses and Jail Rose Hill Cemetery 1849 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Troy's Public Square & Third Courthouse (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
In 2017, Hobart Brothers Company celebrated a milestone few companies have the tenacity and endurance to reach- its 100th anniversary. The forward-thinking of the company’s founders laid the foundation for its success throughout the industrial age, war time and into the present – and the dedication and innovation of its employees continue to drive that success toward the future.
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