Day & Zimmermann
The Day & Zimmermann is a held company in the fields of construction, engineering and ammunition manufacture, operating out of 150 locations worldwide. Its corporate office is at 1500 Spring Garden Street in Pennsylvania. Day & Zimmermann has an annual revenue of $2.5 billion, is ranked by Forbes as one of the largest held companies in the United States. The company was founded in 1901 by Charles Day and Kern Dodge, son of James Mapes Dodge, as Dodge & Day, specializing in engineering, shop equipment and management; the scope of the organization was enlarged to include a great deal of engineering and construction work in both the industrial and public-service fields. In 1907 another former classmate John Zimmerman joined the firm as partner, they renamed the firm Dodge, Day & Zimmermann. After Kern Dodge withdrew as partner in 1911 the firm became Day & Zimmermann, incorporated in 1916,In its early years the company came into prominence with the design of the construction of the Gatun Lock System, one of the Panama Canal locks in 1907.
The construction of the Gatun Lock began with the first concrete laid at Gatun, on August 24, 1909, by Day & Zimmermann. In those early days the company was contracted by the Hershey chocolate company to produce the foil wrapper for Hershey's Kisses. In 1961, Day & Zimmermann and Yoh Company merged. In the early 1970s it assisted in the construction of Veteran's Stadium in Philadelphia. In 1976, Spike Yoh was the CEO for twenty-two years, he graduated from Duke University and one of Duke's facilities is named Duke's Yoh Football Center. In 1998, his son, Hal Yoh, became the company's leader. In that year Day & Zimmermann was the recipient of the National Family Business of the Year award. In America the company is one of its leading producers of ammunition, operating several government-owned facilities. In the 2011 financial year, it worked on 351 contracts for the US Army worth 151.8 million dollars. Jeffrey L. Rodengen, Jon VanZile, Sandy Cruz, The Legend of Day & Zimmermann, 2001. H. Birchard Taylor, Charles Day Symbol of American Industrial Genius.
Newcomen Society of North America, 1953. Harold L. Yoh, Day & Zimmermann, Inc: Dedicated to Excellence for Eighty Years, 1901-1981, Newcomen Society in North America, 1981
The Delaware Valley is the valley through which the Delaware River flows. By extension, this toponym is used to refer to Greater Philadelphia or Philadelphia metropolitan area, which straddles the Lower Delaware River just north of its estuary; the Delaware Valley Metropolitan Area is located at the southern part of the Northeast megalopolis and as such, the Delaware Valley can be described as either a metropolitan statistical area, or as a broader combined statistical area. The Delaware Valley Metropolitan Area is composed of several counties in southeastern Pennsylvania and southwestern New Jersey, one county in northern Delaware, one county in northeastern Maryland; the MSA has a population of over 6 million. Philadelphia, being the region's major commercial and industrial center, wields a rather large sphere of influence that affects the counties that surround it; some of the Delaware Valley's most well-known contributions to human civilization involve the region's higher education and medical institutions.
The Delaware Valley has been influential upon American industry. The region are leaders in higher education, medicine and many others. With a gross domestic product of $388 billion, Philadelphia ranks ninth among world cities and fourth in the nation; the area has hosted many people and sites significant to American culture and history in the arts, where Philadelphia alone has more outdoor sculptures and murals than any other American city, including many influential people involved in politics such as Benjamin Franklin and Joe Biden, the American Revolution. Philadelphia is famously known as "The Birthplace of America" as the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were both drafted and signed there. On December 7, 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the Constitution, has since promoted itself as "The First State"; the Delaware Valley was home to many other instrumental moments in the American Revolution, including the First and Second Continental Congress, the preservation of the Liberty Bell, the Battles of Germantown and Red Bank, the Siege of Fort Mifflin, the winter of 1777–78 at Valley Forge, the Philadelphia Convention, many others.
Philadelphia was one of the nation's capitals in the Revolutionary War, served as temporary U. S. capital while Washington, D. C. was under construction. Today, the area is home to some of the most prestigious universities in the world, such as the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Villanova University, Saint Joseph's University, University of Delaware, Temple University; the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is ranked as the best business school in the world. In geology and geography, a strict sense of the term would incorporate the Delaware River's main drainage basin, so encompass major tributaries such as the Schuylkill River and Lehigh River and their valleys or sub-basins; these extensions apply culturally with decreasing degree decreased by proximal distance because the ease of land travel enables a great deal of daily interaction. In the course of their work, U. S. government agencies have reached various definitions of the Delaware Valley and the Greater Philadelphia Area.
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission serves Philadelphia, four suburban Pennsylvania counties, four New Jersey counties. The Office of Management and Budget defines metropolitan statistical area, which are regions with high population densities at their cores and close economic ties throughout their respective areas. Philadelphia is located in the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of the counties served by the DVRPC except for Mercer County, includes New Castle County, Cecil County and Salem County, New Jersey; the OMB groups one or more MSAs into larger combined statistical areas, which reflect commuting patterns. MSAs and CSAs are not formal administrative divisions, but serve as useful tools for understanding the extent of metropolitan areas such as the Delaware Valley; the Philadelphia-Reading-Camden Combined Statistical Area includes all of the counties from the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area, as well as Berks County, Kent County, Atlantic County, New Jersey, Mercer County, New Jersey, Cape May County, New Jersey, Cumberland County, New Jersey.
Some counties, such as Hunterdon County, New Jersey, are not geographically defined in the area, but consider themselves part of it anyway. According to 2016 estimates from the United States Census Bureau, the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area ranks as the seventh-largest MSA in the United States with 6,070,500 people. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington MSA had a gross domestic product of $431 billion, the ninth-largest among U. S. metropolitan areas. 2016 Census Bureau estimates rank the Philadelphia-Reading-Camden Combined Statistical Area as the ninth-largest CSA in the United States, with 7,179,357 people. The Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area's population of 6 million people is comparable to that of countries such as Lebanon and Nicaragua; the MSA's nominal gross domestic product of $431 billion is comparab
Amoroso's Baking Company
Amoroso's Baking Company is a family-owned company that specializes in hearth baked breads and rolls. Over the years the Amoroso sandwich roll has become synonymous with those Philadelphia culinary institutions, the hoagie and the cheesesteak; the company was founded in 1904 in Camden, New Jersey by Vincenzo Amoroso and his sons and Joseph. Having outgrown their location in Camden, the company moved to a new facility at 6505 Haverford Avenue in Philadelphia in 1914; the company thrived during the Great Depression by making home deliveries twice a day, in the mornings and afternoons. In 1934, Salvatore took over the operations of the company with the help of his sons, Vincent and Sal, Jr. In 1952, Amoroso began selling Hearth Baked bread and rolls to A & P Supermarkets in West Philadelphia. Due to increased demand, in 1960 the company expanded into a new facility located at 845 South 55th Street. Today, after four major expansions, Amoroso Baking Company employs more than 400 people, its expanded line of baked goods is available in more than 36 states.
The company is located in West Philadelphia, is still owned and managed by members of the Amoroso family, is still one of the dominant bakeries in the Philadelphia area.in 2015 they announced they would move operations to Bellmawr, New Jersey, where they are now located
FMC Corporation is an American chemical manufacturing company headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company was founded by chemist John Bean in 1883 as the Bean Spray Pump Company in Los Gatos, producing piston pumps for insecticides. In 1928, Bean Spray Pump purchased two companies: the Anderson-Barngrover Sprague-Sells Co.. At this time the company changed its name to Food Machinery Corporation, began using the initials FMC. In 1941 the company FMC received a contract to design and build amphibious tracked landing vehicles for the United States Department of War, afterwards the company continued to diversify its products. FMC produced the M113, one of the most used AFVs ever. FMC employs 7,000 people worldwide, had gross revenues of US$2.8 billion in 2017. Founded in 1883 as the Bean Spray Pump Company in Los Gatos, California by chemist John Bean; the company's first product was a piston pump. Bean invented the pump to spray insecticide on the many fruit orchards in the area. A Bean sprayer was on display at the Forbes Mill museum in Los Gatos until its closure in 2014.
Bean Avenue in downtown Los Gatos is named after John Bean. In 1928, Bean Spray Pump purchased two companies: the Anderson-Barngrover Sprague-Sells Co.. The Anderson-Barngrover Co. manufactured a sealed can rotary pressure sterilizer and the Sprague-Sells Co. manufactured canning machinery. At this time the company changed its name to Food Machinery Corporation, began using the initials FMC. FMC received a contract to design and build amphibious tracked landing vehicles for the United States War Department in 1941. FMC ranked 64th among United States corporations in the value of World War II military production contracts. In 1961, the U. S. Navy's Bureau of Ships issued bids for a high performance amphibious ship-to-shore cargo carrier capable of moving over water at 35 knots and over ground at the same speed, it had to carry five tons of cargo across water, through the surf, across the beach, inland. The vehicle had to be loaded and unloaded under combat conditions. FMC's Ordnance Division in San José, California built and tested two prototypes named "LVHX2 Landing Vehicle, Hydrofoil" for the U.
S. Marine Corps; these were the first amphibious landing vehicles to make use of hydrofoils for high speed ship-to-shore operation. Although the LVHX2 never went into production, the Marine Corps used the prototypes in their continuous research and development program to develop better equipment for amphibious assault operations. FMC built the M113 Armored Personnel Carrier, the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, the XR311 at its former facility in Santa Clara, California, it purchased the rights to manufacture some foreign military hardware, including the Brazilian EE-9 Cascavel, under license. Bean manufactured firefighting equipment in the 1960s through the 1980s under the FMC and the Bean names. In 1972, personnel were transferred from ordnance to building RVs; the oil crisis and high prices led production to end after five years. FMC produced fire truck fire pumps and pumper bodies, it had an original equipment manufacturer arrangement with Ladder Towers Inc. to market aerial ladders. In the early 1980s the fire apparatus division of FMC tried to expand its role in aerial ladders on fire trucks, leveraging the Link-Belt crane division.
FMC's expansion into production of aerial ladders failed: the FMC Fire Apparatus division was shut down in 1990. FMC sells chemical products used by beef and poultry processors to reduce pathogens, such as E. coli and salmonella, on uncooked beef and poultry. FMC obtained a patent on a method for sanitizing fowl that have been killed and eviscerated by contacting the fowl with an aqueous acid solution and maintaining that contact for a time sufficient to sanitize the fowl. In 1946, FMC bought Garden Equipment. FMC changed its name again in 1948, becoming Chemical Corporation. In 1961 the name was changed to FMC Corporation. In 1967, the FMC Corporation merged with the Link-Belt Company; the company produced FMC Link-Belt branded excavators. In 1986, the Link-Belt Construction Equipment Company was formed as a joint venture between FMC Corporation and Sumitomo Heavy Industries. Between 1965 and 1985 FMC was the owner of the Gunderson metal works in Springfield, Oregon USA, during that period it was known as the'Marine and Rail Equipment Division of FMC', it was sold in 1985 to The Greenbrier Companies.
In the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, FMC Corporation began spinning several of its divisions into separate companies, including United Defense and FMC Technologies, selling its divisions, including its automotive division to Snap-on Equipment, a division of Snap-on, in 1996. Snap-on renamed the division the "John Bean Company". Bolens was sold to Troy-Bilt in 1988. In 2001, FMC spun off its energy and food equipment businesses into a separate company named FMC Technologies. In 2006 FMC Corporation celebrated 75 years being listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Pierre Brondeau was named President and Chief Executive Officer succeeding William G. Walter, effective January 1, 2010. Brondeau had been with Dow Chemical and prior to that Haas. A former FMC site in San Jose, California is the location for Avaya Stadium, a new soccer stadium for the San Jose Earthquakes. In 2015, FMC completed the sale of its Alkali Chemicals business and acquisition of Cheminova, a multinational crop protection company, which aligns with the company’s corporate strategy to focus its portfolio on agriculture and nutrition end markets, lithium technologies.
FMC Corporation operated a phosphate mine and plant in Idaho on the Fort Hall Reservation of the federally recog
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is a global law firm with 2200 legal professionals in 31 offices across North America, Europe and the Middle East. Mergers with other law firms stimulated global growth and led to a ranking of eighth on American Lawyer's 2018 top 100 firms by gross revenue list, it is the largest law firm chaired by a woman, represents "three-quarters of the Fortune 100 companies." The firm has served as tax Counsel to US President Donald Trump, the Trump Organization, since 2005. Morgan Lewis is known for high-profile pro bono representations and for filing a historic amicus brief in the US Supreme Court in 2015 on behalf of 379 companies, stating a business case for legalizing same-sex marriage across the country. Morgan Lewis was founded in Philadelphia on March 10, 1873, by Civil War veteran Charles Eldridge Morgan, Jr. Vice-President of the Philadelphia Law Academy, Francis Draper Lewis, son of a wholesale dry goods merchant, whose esteemed first cousin, William Draper Lewis, in 1896, became Dean of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
In 1883, Morgan & Lewis hired Morris Rex Bockius, who had graduated in June of that year with Master of Arts and Bachelor of Law degrees from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He became a partner fifteen years after he joined the firm, which he led until his death in 1939; the firm became Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in 1908, though is still referred to by its sobriquet, "Morgan Lewis."The firm began representing the United Gas Improvement Company UGI, in 1882, which became the largest gas and electric utility company in the United States and which, well over a century remains a distinguishing client of the firm. From the early 20th century, Lewis & Bockius represented many other leading and national companies, including Philadelphia’s largest daily newspaper, Philadelphia Bulletin. In 1963, Morgan Lewis hired its first female law associate, Dr. Gail McKnight Beckman and, in 1980, Stephanie Abramson, became its first female law partner. Following the chairmanships of Thomas Lefevre Francis "Fran" Milone in 2014, Jami Wintz McKeon– who had started with the firm in 1981 –was elected to Chair the firm, distinguishing her as leading the largest female-chaired law firm in the world.
Re-elected in 2018. During McKeon's tenure, the firm has continued to scale its national and international presence, growing into one of the largest law firms in the world. Under her leadership, the firm has been recognized annually with Gold Standard Certification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum. In 2015, Morgan Lewis filed a historic amicus brief for the definitive Supreme Court case of Obergefell v. Hodges, on behalf of 379 companies, including Apple, Microsoft, Walmart, JPMorgan Chase, the New England Patriots, which argued "a business case for legalizing same-sex marriage across the country." Partner Susan Baker Manning, who authored the brief, in 2018, was added as a full-time senior trial lawyer to the firm's pro bono group led by senior counsel Rachel Strong, with focus remaining on refugee and civil rights, "issue-based litigation", according to firm chair Jami McKeon. The firm is an affiliate firm of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. In 2018, former Morgan Lewis partner John Ring was confirmed by the National Labor Relations Board, one of several firm partners who have served on its board, including Harry Johnson and senior counsel Charles Cohen.
In 2018, Morgan Lewis published findings of its landmark investigation into sexual harassment at NPR, led by the head the firm's labor and employment group, partner Grace Speights, with partner Margaret Rodgers Schmidt and associate Jocelyn Cuttino. Morgan Lewis recommendations were noted as offering "broad guidance for companies that are taking fresh looks at their own practices." In February 2018, former Humane Society CEO Wayne Pacelle resigned amid similar allegations, while under investigation by the firm. Morgan Lewis was among the avant garde of multinational law firms when its first international office opened in London in 1981 and, includes more than 2000 legal professionals worldwide, with offices in Abu Dhabi.
Pepper Hamilton LLP is a U. S.-based law firm with 14 offices and around 500 attorneys. The firm is ranked among the 100 largest firms by revenue in the United States and is one of the 100 most prestigious firms according to Vault's surveys of the legal industry; the firm’s largest practices include defense of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in product liability litigation and related matters, patent enforcement and prosecution, corporate transactions, commercial litigation. The firm was founded in 1890 in Philadelphia by George Wharton Pepper, who joined the practice of Bayard Henry. Pepper emerged as a leading lawyer in Philadelphia and the nation, was prominent in Republican politics. Pepper's essays on conflicts of laws were cited by Justice Brandeis in the landmark ruling Erie Railroad v. Tompkins. Pepper was instrumental in Supreme Court arguments that lead to many New Deal provisions being struck down as beyond the Federal Government's commerce power.. In 1954, the Pepper firm and another Philadelphia law firm — Evans, Bayard & Frick — merged as Pepper, Frick, Scheetz & Hamilton creating a 35-lawyer entity.
This merger brought John Johnson, an eminent antitrust lawyer who represented Standard Oil and U. S. Steel and went on the argue 168 cases before the U. S. Supreme Court. In 1955, shortly after the merger of the Pepper and Evans firms, George Wharton Pepper retired from practice because of failing health, he was succeeded as chairman of the firm by John D. M. Hamilton, chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1940. In 1960, another merger brought in the firm of Frye & Leopold; the firm grew in the 1980s, 1990s and in recent years. In 2007, the partnership elected Nina M. Gussack as chairwoman of Pepper’s Executive Committee, the first woman to be elected to that position. Pepper partner A. Michael Pratt became the Philadelphia Bar Association’s 81st Chancellor in 2008, he is the third African-American to serve in that office since the Association’s founding in 1802. Some of Pepper Hamilton's notable cases in more recent times include the Dover, Pa. school district "intelligent design" dispute dubbed "Scopes II.
Federal Baseball Club v. National League Myers v. United States United States v. Smith, 286 U. S. 6 Sugar Monopoly Case Northern Securities Case Standard Oil Company and United States Steel anti-monopoly defenses Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, as plaintiff's rep Representation of Guantanamo Bay Detainees Eli Lilly and Company and State of Alaska Settle Zyprexa Lawsuit Eli Lilly President & Fellows of Harvard College v. Micron Technologies, Inc; the firm's chairman is Thomas M. Gallagher. Prior to Freeh, Nina Gussak held this role. Pepper Hamilton is organized into four departments, to streamline operations and management of complex client matters. Department Chair: Julie D. Corelli Corporate & Securities Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy Employee Benefits Financial Services Real Estate Tax & Estates Department Chair: Bill Belanger Department Chair: Nina Gussak Department Chairs: Jeremy Heap & Michael Schwartz Trial and Dispute Resolution Construction Environment & Energy Labor & Employment White Collar Litigation & Investigations 1890 – Philadelphia, PA Main office, with over 100 attorneys.
1969 – Harrisburg, PA 1969 – Washington, D. C. 1979 – Detroit, MI 1983 – Wilmington, DE 1984 – Berwyn, PA 1990 – New York, NY 1995 – Pittsburgh, PA 2001 – Princeton, NJ 2004 – Orange County, CA 6 lawyers as of July 2013 2006 – Boston, MA Home office of the Patent Litigation practice group, with 40 attorneys. 2012 – Los Angeles 12 lawyers as of July 2013 2013 – Silicon Valley, CA 2019 – Rochester, NY Pepper Hamilton LLP Chambers USA Profile Organizational Profile at the National Law Review
Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is a U. S. supplier of industrial and specialty gases, as well as hardgoods and related products. S. suppliers of safety products. S. supplier of ammonia products and process chemicals. Headquartered in Radnor Township, Pennsylvania. Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is a supplier of gases, welding equipment and supplies, safety products. With more than one million customers, Airgas sells the following: Industrial and specialty gases Welding equipment and supplies Safety products Atmospheric gases Carbon Dioxide Dry Ice Nitrous Oxide Ammonia Process ChemicalsThe company has 18,000 employees in the following industries: Manufacturing and metal fabrication Non-residential construction Energy and chemicals Life sciences and healthcare Food and retail services Materials and power Government and aerospaceIts integrated network of about 1,100 locations includes branches, cylinder fill plants, production facilities, specialty gas laboratories, regional distribution centers.
Airgas markets through multiple channels, including its own branches and outside sales force, a Strategic Accounts Team focused on large customers and resellers, catalog and e-Business channels. Airgas was founded by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Peter McCausland in 1982, became a publicly traded company in 1986. Through more than 450 acquisitions and internal growth, Airgas built the largest national distribution network in the packaged gas industry. On 8 September 2009, Airgas replaced Cooper Industries in the S&P500 index. In October 2009, John McGlade, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Products, a competing concern asked McCausland whether he'd be interested in merging the two companies. McCausland rejected the idea. In February 2010, Air Products initiated a public tender offer for Airgas; the offer was extended, the price increased, throughout the subsequent year. Air Products abandoned the effort on February 15, 2011, after a decision by the Delaware Chancery Court that upheld Airgas's extensive use of a "poison pill" defense.
In November 2015, Airgas agreed to be acquired by France’s Air Liquide for a total of $13.4 billion. This deal was approved by the Airgas Board of shareholders; the acquisition was finalized and announced on May 23, 2016 and Airgas is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Air Liquide