Ingersoll-Rand celebrated on June 1 the 100th anniversary of the merger of Ingersoll-Sergeant Drill Company and Rand Drill Company. Ingersoll-Rand formed from the merger. In connection with the company’s annual general meeting, held in Woodcliff Lake, N.J., Herbert Henkel, chairman, president and chief executive of Ingersoll-Rand, reflected on the company’s contributions to industry and society, and prospects for future growth. “Our technologies have been instrumental in creating many of the world’s most remarkable engineering feats and enduring symbols of economic progress, from Mount Rushmore and the Hoover Dam to the English Channel and China’s Three Gorges Dam,” he said.
Today Ingersoll-Rand Ingersoll-Rand is a diversified industrial company bearing little resemblance to the heavy equipment manufacturer of the past, he continued. Henkel also thanked the company’s 40,000 employees for their committment to Ingersoll-Rand and its customers.