Ingersoll Rand Celebrates Centennial

September 28, 2010

IR says its traveling museum gives people the opportunity to see and hear the great moments from its past, present and future.

In Shippensburg, Pa., Ingersoll Rand hosted a two-day celebration, entitled "100 Years of Progress at Work," marking its 100th anniversary. The company was formed from the merger of Ingersoll-Sergeant Drill Co. and Rand Drill Co. in 1905.

As part of its celebration, the company unveiled a special interactive event, called the Ingersoll Rand 100 Mobile Experience, which will travel to 31 of its facilities in North America. The exhibit is essentially a traveling museum that highlights IR's products and innovations over the past century.

The event was held at the 154,000-square-foot manufacturing plant of IR Road Development, which began operations in Shippensburg in 1974. The company manufactures asphalt pavers, soil compactors and other road/highway construction equipment at that location.