100 Years of Ericson
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.
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.
Ericson’s insulated Hand lamp guard revolutionizes the industry
The US Navy department of Engineering standardizes on Ericson rubber hand lamp for improved safety performance.
Ericson’s invention of the first “Dead-Front, Back-Wired” electrical plug revolutionizes the wiring device industry.
Ericson designs a plug suitable for the needs of Ontario’s Hydro Electrical Power Commission Dept. of Engineering establishing international business in Canada
Patent for first Dead-Front-Back-Wired Plug and Connector awarded, the NEC and OSHA still require its use today.
Introduction of first explosion and vapor proof hand lamp.
Ericson Manufacturing is recognized for supplying the Armed Forces with electrical equipment to help win WWII
Cord reels with hand lamp accessories introduced
Ericson introduces the first 4-way insulated electrical box
Ericson introduces new fluorescent inspection lamps
Ericson’s hand lamp and wiring devices become yellow… “Yellow For Safety”
Ericson’s Patent on the industries’ first portable GFCI awarded
Ericson patent of Ground and Continuity Monitor (GCM) Wiring Devices awarded
Ericson Manufacturers the “Go Anywhere” inline and plug style GFCI.
The Oscar is introduced to the market, named after Ericson’s founder.
The award winning E-CartTM family of mobile power transformation equipment introduced to the marketplace
Ericson introduces TuffTraxxTM cable protectors & LED lighting
Ericson introduces PermaKleenTM anti-microbial wiring devices
100 years and counting of manufacturing the industries’ safest and most reliable temporary power, lighting, and engineered solutions.