How George Westinghouse Changed the World

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Title

How George Westinghouse Changed the World

Alternative Title

How George Westinghouse Changed the World

Subject

Energy--United States
Railroads--United States

Description

An article published in Mechanical Engineering about the impact of George Westinghouse (1846-1914), who founded of the Westinghouse Electric Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on January 8, 1886. In 1889, he renamed his business 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. In 1981, the company began to relocate its division headquarters for the Steam-Turbine Generator Divisions from Pennsylvania (turbines from Lester and generators from Pittsburgh) to Orlando, Florida. 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 corporate management shuffling and commitment to change from an industrial manufacturing company to primarily a broadcasting/communications company, Westinghouse bought the CBS Network and changed its name to the CBS Corporation. As the PGBU grew in size, other buildings were rented and then, after PGBU was sold to Siemens Corporation in 1998, additional buildings were added to the Quadrangle.

Creator

Wicks, Frank

Source

Original 6-page journal article: Wicks, Frank. "How George Westinghouse Changed the World." Mechanical Engineering. 118, no. 10: 74-79: Private Collection of Harry L. Jaeger.

Publisher

Mechanical Engineering

Date Created

1996

Date Copyrighted

1996

Date Issued

1996

Date Valid

Jaeger, Harry L.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 6-page journal article: Wicks, Frank. "How George Westinghouse Changed the World." Mechanical Engineering. 118, no. 10: 74-79.

Is Part Of

Westinghouse Electric Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

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23.9 KB

Medium

1 6-page journal article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Frank Wicks and published by Mechanical Engineering.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only

Curator

Jaeger, Harry L.
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"History." Westinghouse Nuclear. http://www.westinghousenuclear.com/About/History.
"Westinghouse Power Generation Booklet." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/6422.

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