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Eaton’s Bussmann business celebrates 100 years

May 16, 2014 | By Anthony Capkun

May 16, 2014 – Congratulations to Eaton’s Bussmann business, which is celebrating 100 years of operation. To commemorate the anniversary, the company says it has planned a series of events and programs designed to engage the local community, customers and employees globally to underscore the division’s history.

“Eaton’s Bussmann business began in a St. Louis garage in 1914 thanks to the vision of the Bussmann brothers: Joe, Al, Frank, Lee and Harry,” said Ralitza Arafin, director of marketing for Bussmann. “In the ensuing 100 years, the business has evolved into a global leader for fusible circuit protection.”

To kick off the celebrations, Eaton just unveiled an onsite history museum at the Bussmann headquarters in Ellisville, Mo., with a timeline highlighting significant milestones in the division’s history. The display includes photos, advertisements and products dating as far back as the company’s inception in 1914.

The division has also launched a microsite that serves as a tribute to the Bussmann centennial. Former and current employees, customers and members of the community can learn more about the evolution of the business, contribute their own stories to help populate the digital archive, and hear about upcoming events.


Eaton’s Bussmann division develops and manufactures circuit protection, power management and electrical safety products. It serves customers in the industrial, commercial, alternative energy, high-reliability and other markets.

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