Westinghouse: A Proud History of Combustion Turbine Experience

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Title

Westinghouse: A Proud History of Combustion Turbine Experience

Alternative Title

History of Combustion Turbines

Subject

Energy--United States

Description

A timeline showing the history of the Westinghouse Electric Corporation and combustion turbines from 1944 to 1990. 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 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.

Source

Original timeline: Westinghouse: The Power Behind Combined Cycle Plants. Orlando, FL: Westinghouse Electric Corporation, 1991, page 2: Private Collection of Harry L. Jaeger.

Date Created

1991

Date Copyrighted

1991

Date Issued

1991

Contributor

Jaeger, Harry L.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original timeline: Westinghouse: The Power Behind Combined Cycle Plants. Orlando, FL: Westinghouse Electric Corporation, page 2.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

1.79 MB

Medium

1 timeline

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Westinghouse Power Generation Business Unit, Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Siemens 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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