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GE: The Biggest Brand in the World

Get to know one of the BIGGEST brands in the world. 1878 - Originally founded the Electric Light Company by Thomas Edison. 1892 - General Electric was formed by the merger of Edison General Electric Company of Schenectady, New York and Thomson-Houston Electric Company of Lynn, Massachusetts. 1910 - The first electric range, the Hot Spot, was created. 1913 - Developed the hot-cathode, high vacuum X-ray tube which greatly facilitates the use of X-rays for diagnosis and treatment. 1919 - Formed Radio Corporation of America (RCA) 1930 - Plastics department was formed. 1932 - Credit Department formed. 1935 - First garbage disposal developed. 1942 - First American jet engine developed. 1953 - Lexan discovered by GE. 1955 - First artificial diamonds created. 1962 - Created first solid-state laser. 1970 - Sold off their computer systems division. 1989 - CNBC was formed. 1996 - MSNBC merged with Microsoft. 2001 - NBC acquired Telemundo. 2004 - NBC Universal was formed. #1 Wind turbine manufacturer in the United States 10000 turb nes Just ONE GE Energy 1.5MW wind turbine can power 500 U.S. homes. GE Water Technologies purifies enough water to satisfy 39 MILLION PEOPLE I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait 'til oil and coal run out before we tackle that. -Thomas Edison GE power generation equipment creates a quarter of the world's electricity. In 2008 GE filed over 2,500 patents worldwide. Every day, GE Evolution locomotives save so much fuel, it's like taking 43,000 cars off U.S. roads. 2005 =10,000 cars GE Energy Financial Services holds equity investments in power projects with the capacity to produce 26 gigawatts. Equivalent to the generating capacity of Thailand. 3.5 million commercial passengers are carried every day by their own and partnered aircrafts. Every day, GE Healthcare technologies will help doctors save nearly 100, PEOPLE 3,000 lives. During the Great Depression, GE created Consumer Finance. It gave customers an affordable option to pay for new appliances overtime. GE Security secures the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty. In 1896 G4 Generel Electric was one of the first 12 companies listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average. GE is now the 2nd largest U.S. company by market capitalization. With over 370,000 employees operating in over 100 countries. At eReplacementParts.com we offer 17,841 different GE Parts http://www.ge.com/about-us/history/ CReplacementParts http://www.gereports.com/25-random-things-about-ge/ http://www.xtimeline.com/timeline/History-of-General-Electric http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Electric#Formation http://www.reuters.com/article/2008/04/11/us-generalelectric-idUSBNG27903620080411 TIMELINE

GE: The Biggest Brand in the World

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We all know who they are. Heck, we’re betting that you’re in the same room with more than one General Electric product right now; aviation products, consumer electronics, household appliances, ind...

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