Celebrating the Bell & Gossett 100th anniversary by the numbers

Celebrating the Bell & Gossett 100th anniversary by the numbers

As the Bell & Gossett brand marks a century of innovation in 2016, here are some notable dates and numbers in B&G history.

1916: The year W.C. Bell and E.J. Gossett formed the Bell & Gossett Co. in Chicago.

87: Number of years that Philadelphia-based R.D. Bitzer Co. has been a stocking representative of Bell & Gossett. The company is still owned and operated by the Bitzer family.

7: Number of U.S. patents held by B&G engineer Gilbert Carlson, recognized internationally as one of the foremost authorities on hydronic heating and an ASHRAE Fellow.

1941: The year B&G moved from Chicago to a new, larger facility in Morton Grove, Illinois, still the site of B&G product development and production today.

2.5 million: Number of tank track pins produced by B&G during World War II to aid the U.S. war effort, at a rate of 5,000 to 6,000 a day.

61,000: Number of engineers, contractors, installers and others who have been educated at the Bell & Gossett Little Red Schoolhouse on the proper design, installation and maintenance of hydronic and steam systems since 1954.

1963: Year B&G was acquired by ITT Corp., increasing opportunities for sales of the B&G brand worldwide.

1988: B&G begins a multimillion-dollar revitalization of its Morton-Grove campus, completed in 1993.

2011: The year the B&G brand became part of a new company, Xylem Inc., after it spun off from ITT.

2013: B&G introduces its POWER OF e line of industry-leading energy-efficient pumps.

22: Number of training modules available through B&G’s Online Little Red Schoolhouse, which launched in 2015.

100: Number of Bell & Gossett representatives worldwide in 2016.