JCI - Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls INC (NYSE: JCI) was founded by Warren S. Johnson after patenting the first electric room thermostat, which launched the industry which resulted in the creation of the company. This happened in 1883, and the company was officially incorporated in 1885 under the name Johnson Electric Service Company, which was changed to Johnson Controls in 1974.
The three major business sectors Johnson operates in today are: building efficiency, automotive experience and power solutions on an international basis.
To this day a major part of the impetus of the original invention and company remain, as they continue to service the building efficiency sector via installing integrated heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, among a number of other services they offer.
Their power division refers to the supplying of lead-acid batteries for vehicles, while the automotive refers to providing interior systems for vehicles.
Acquisitions from 2005 on include USI Real Estate, York International, Environmental Technologies, Skymark International and Plastech.
The company is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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