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Timeline

  • Jul 16, 2019

    1854

    Curtis & Co. – Empire Saw founded in St. Louis, MO, USA

  • Jul 16, 2019

    1857

    Earned Agricultural and Mechanical Fair award for excellence and quality

  • Jul 16, 2019

    1876

    Named Curtis and Co. Manufacturing

  • Jul 16, 2019

    1897

    Built first reciprocating air compressor that later evolved into the Master Line Series

  • Jul 16, 2019

    1914

    Supported U.S. Government efforts by producing more than 2 million Howitzer shell forgings

  • Jul 16, 2019

    1940

    Designed and developed mobile oxygen compressors to be used in Aerospace applications

  • Jul 16, 2019

    1955

    Merged with U.S. Air Compressor Company, Central Petroleum Company, Lewis Machine Company

  • Jul 16, 2019

    1976

    Merged with Toledo Tools as Curtis-Toledo Inc.

  • Jul 16, 2019

    1979

    Introduction of Challenge Air Series reciprocating air compressors

  • Jul 16, 2019

    1995

    Began manufacturing and assembling Rotary Screw Air compressors

  • Jul 16, 2019

    2005

    Expanded global market reach by joining forces with Fusheng Industrial

  • Jul 16, 2019

    2006

    U.S. Headquarters certified as ISO9001:2000 and ISO14001:2004

  • Jul 16, 2019

    2010

    Introduced next generation GSV Variable Speed Rotary Screw compressors

  • Jul 16, 2019

    2015

    Introduced Nx series Fixed and Variable Speed Rotary Screw compressors

  • Jul 16, 2019

    2016

    Nx Series named Plant Engineering’s 2015 Product of the Year - Gold Award for Compressed Air

  • Jul 16, 2019

    2017

    Nx Series claims Plant Engineering’s Product of the Year - Gold Award 2nd year in a row

Location

1905 Kienlan Ave
St. Louis, MO 63133