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.