Hobart Brothers Company

Hobart Brothers Company (HM1Z08)

Location: Troy, OH 45373 Miami County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 2.877', W 84° 12.699'

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At Lock 12 of the Miami & Erie Canal

—1917- 2017 —

Founded on March 24, 1917 by C.C. Hobart, his wife Ella and sons, Charles, Edward and William, Hobart Brothers Company was built on C.C.'s interest and experience in manufacturing. He had worked for the Edison Electrical Illuminating Company in Middletown, OH, and in the founding of Hobart Electrical Company, where the company produced electrical generators for paper mills.
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
community has always been a priority for the Hobart family and Hobart Brothers Company. The Hobart Arena, Troy High School football stadium and Treasure Island boathouse are among key contributions. The company also continues to support key programs in Troy, including the Hobart Community Kitchen, Lincoln Community Center, United Way and Junior Achievement.
HM NumberHM1Z08
Year Placed2017
Placed ByThe Troy Foundation Hobart Brothers The City of Troy
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 737862 N 4436804
Decimal Degrees40.04795000, -84.21165000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 2.877', W 84° 12.699'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 2' 52.62" N, 84° 12' 41.94" W
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Area Code(s)937
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Great Miami River Recreational Trail, Troy OH 45373, US
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