The Generation Gap, Special Edition


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The Generation Gap, Special Edition

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Generation Gap


Orlando (Fla.)
Westinghouse Electric Corporation


An article published in The Generation Gap, Westinghouse Electric Corporation's newsletter, regarding the relocation of the company's Steam Turbine-Generator Division (STGD) from Lester and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Orlando, Florida, starting in 1982. A new headquarters building was being constructed at The Quadrangle, at the corner of Alafaya Trail and University Boulevard. Temporary office space was located in a renovated shopping center on East Colonial Drive. Shown in photographs on the second page are executives uncovering the cornerstone of the new building (dated February of 1982), but the building was not ready to have it installed as yet.

Originally called the Westinghouse Electric Company, George Westinghouse (1846-1914) founded his manufacturing company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on January 8, 1886. In 1889, he renamed his business the The Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company. Westinghouse's primary products include turbines, generators, motors and switchgear related to the generation, transmission, and use of electricity. The company changed its name to Westinghouse Electric Corporation in 1945. The company relocated its Steam Turbine Generator Divisions from Pennsylvania (turbines from Lester and generators from Pittsburgh) to Orlando, Florida, beginning in 1981. The Power Generation Business Unit (PGBU) building was located in The Quadrangle, at 4400 Alafaya Trail. Originally, Westinghouse had purchased a large plot of land for future development that extended westward from Alafaya Trail to Rouse Road. The original headquarters was located on several acres of that land parcel close to Alafaya Trail. As the PGBU grew in size, other buildings were rented and then, after PGBU was sold to Siemens Corporation, additional buildings were added to the complex. In 1994, after a major management shuffling and commitment to change from an industrial manufacturing company to primarily a broadcasting/communications company, Westinghouse bought CBS network. It then changed its name to the CBS Corporation.


Westinghouse Communications Department (for Power Generation Marketing Dept.)


Original 4-page article: The Generation Gap, Spring 1982: Private Collection of Harry Jaeger.


The Generation Gap

Date Created

ca. 1982-03

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1982-03

Date Issued

ca. 1982-03

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 4-page article: The Generation Gap, Spring 1982.

Is Part Of

Westinghouse Electric Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




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4-page article






Westinghouse Power Generation Business Unit, Orlando, Florida

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History Teacher
Economics Teacher


Originally published by The Generation Gap.

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Copyright to this resource is held by The Generation Gap and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.


Jaeger, Harry
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Harry Jaeger

External Reference

"History." Westinghouse Nuclear.
"Westinghouse Power Generation Booklet." RICHES of Central Florida.

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Original Format

4-page article


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