History

1916

1916

The Rubber industry brings Edward Oscar Ericson (founder of Ericson Manufacturing) to Akron, Ohio where his awareness of worksite safety hazards brought forth inspiration to develop products for a safer workplace.

1918

1918

With Edward Oscar Ericson’s patent for the first rubber hand lamp in 1918, Ericson Manufacturing Company is officially born; which also operated under the name of C&E Sales.

1927

1927

Ericson’s insulated Hand lamp guard revolutionizes the industry

1928

1928

The US Navy department of Engineering standardizes on Ericson rubber hand lamp for improved safety performance.

1929

1929

Ericson’s invention of the first “Dead-Front, Back-Wired” electrical plug revolutionizes the wiring device industry.

1931

1931

Ericson designs a plug suitable for the needs of Ontario’s Hydro Electrical Power Commission Dept. of Engineering establishing international business in Canada

1936

1936

Patent for first Dead-Front-Back-Wired Plug and Connector awarded, the NEC and OSHA still require its use today.

1939

1939

Introduction of first explosion and vapor proof hand lamp.

1945

1945

Ericson Manufacturing is recognized for supplying the Armed Forces with electrical equipment to help win WWII

1948

1948

Cord reels with hand lamp accessories introduced

1959

1959

Ericson introduces the first 4-way insulated electrical box

1960

1960

Ericson introduces new fluorescent inspection lamps

1964

1964

Ericson’s hand lamp and wiring devices become yellow… “Yellow For Safety”

1970

1970

Ericson’s Patent on the industries’ first portable GFCI awarded

1985

1985

Ericson patent of Ground and Continuity Monitor (GCM) Wiring Devices awarded

1990

1990

Ericson Manufacturers the “Go Anywhere” inline and plug style GFCI.

2001

2001

The Oscar is introduced to the market, named after Ericson’s founder.

2007

2007

The award winning E-CartTM family of mobile power transformation equipment introduced to the marketplace

2013

2013

Ericson introduces TuffTraxxTM cable protectors & LED lighting

2014

2014

Ericson introduces PermaKleenTM anti-microbial wiring devices

2018

2018

100 years and counting of manufacturing the industries’ safest and most reliable temporary power, lighting, and engineered solutions.