Campbell Hausfeld

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Campbell Hausfeld
Type Subsidiary
Industry Consumer products
Founded 1836
Headquarters Harrison, Ohio
Products Air compressors, spray guns and related equipment
Parent Berkshire Hathaway

Campbell Hausfeld is a manufacturer of air compressors and related products, based in Harrison, Ohio. It is a major subsidiary of the Scott Fetzer Company (also known as Scott & Fetzer) which in turn is part of Berkshire Hathaway.[1] It is one of the oldest Ohio companies.[1]

History[edit]

The company was founded in 1836 and manufactured farm equipment. In 1940 it acquired Joseph Hausfeld's company which was the manufacturer of an air-compressor called Pressure King and was renamed Campbell-Hausfeld.[1] In 1971 Campbell Hausfeld was acquired by Scott Fetzer.[1] Presently the company generates approximately one-third of the profits of the parent company and is running six product lines.[1] The company also manufactures air tools, painting systems, winches, generators, pressure washers and spray guns.[1][2][3]

Products[edit]

  • Power Pack: 3-in-1 Power Equipment Solusion
  • Welder: A stick or MIG welder, gas-driven or electric-powered, 120 or 230 volts
  • Paint: Whether painting a large commercial building or needing a fine finish on hardwood furniture
  • Pressure Washer: Hevy duty gas or electric powered with long lasting commercial grade pumps

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f The Warren Buffett CEO: Secrets from the Berkshire Hathaway Managers Author Robert P. Miles ISBN 0-471-43045-5, ISBN 978-0-471-43045-2 John Wiley and Sons, 2003 432 pages p.276
  2. ^ Spray Finishing and Other Techniques By Fine Woodworking p.57
  3. ^ The essential Buffett: timeless principles for the new economy Author Robert G. Hagstrom Publisher John Wiley and Sons, 2001 ISBN 0-471-38979-X, 9780471389798 p.38 283 pages