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Manufacturers Index - Baldor Electric Co.

Baldor Electric Co.
St. Louis, MO; Fort Smith, AR, U.S.A.
Company Website: http://www.baldor.com/
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery

Last Modified: Sep 9 2015 8:24AM by Jeff_Joslin
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Baldor is a well-known maker of motors and bench grinders. They were founded in 1920 by Edwin Ballman (who was working for Valley Electric Corp.) and Emil Doerr. They operated for a brief time as St. Louis Electrical Works, and then with the Baldor name that was created by combining letters from their respective surnames.

In 1939, Emil's son Lee and two brothers founded Doerr Electric Co., which was acquired by W. W. Grainger in 1969. In 1972, Lee's sons formed Leeson Electric Corp., which was acquired by Regal-Beloit Corp. in 2000.

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