MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) is marking the 100th anniversary of its founding by ringing the New York Stock Exchange Closing Bell on Thursday, February 26, 2015. Bill Cook, Donaldson s Chairman, President, and CEO, credits the Company s first century of success to the generations of dedicated employees who have built upon our Company founder s vision through their unwavering commitment to Customers and continuous technical innovations.
I am honored to have this opportunity to represent my Grandfather, my Dad, and the entire Donaldson family
In 1915, Frank Donaldson, Sr., invented the first effective air cleaner to protect his Customer s farm tractor engine. Since then, the Company s goal has been to be the technology leader in its markets and to use its innovative products to solve Customers air and liquid filtration challenges. Today, with over 1,600 active U.S. and international patents and sales in fiscal year 2014 of $2.5 billion, Donaldson is a global leader in filtration technology.
The Company and its 12,800 employees will celebrate this 100th anniversary milestone throughout the year with a series of employee celebrations, community events, charitable donations, and the ringing of the Closing Bell.
Frank ( Sandy ) Donaldson III, grandson of the Company s founder, will ring the NYSE Closing Bell. He will be joined by Bill Cook, Chairman, President and CEO; Tod Carpenter, Chief Operating Officer; and other Donaldson employees. I am honored to have this opportunity to represent my Grandfather, my Dad, and the entire Donaldson family, said Mr. Donaldson. The fact that the Company has been so successful and has reached this hundred year milestone means so much to all of us.
About Donaldson Company
Donaldson celebrates its first century of providing global filtration solutions that improve people s lives, enhance its Customers equipment performance, and protect our environment. The Company is committed to fulfilling its Customers needs for the best filtration solutions through its innovative research and development, application expertise, and global presence at more than 140 sales, technical, manufacturing, and distribution locations around the world.
Donaldson is a member of the S&P MidCap 400 and Russell 1000 indices, whose shares trade on the NYSE under the symbol DCI. Additional information is available at www.Donaldson.com.
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