With its broad range of products, Cooper is uniquely positioned for several long-term growth trends, including the current global infrastructure build-out, improvements to enhance the reliability and productivity of the electric grid, the increased demand for higher energy-efficient products and the need for improved electrical safety. Cooper Industries began in 1833 as a foundry started by Charles and Elias Cooper in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. As one of the oldest non-financial companies on the New York Stock Exchange, Cooper’s history has spanned 37 U.S. Presidents, numerous global events such as the Great Depression and two World Wars, and transformational technology advances such as the automobile and personal computers. Since the beginning, Cooper’s success has been attributable to a focus on innovation, modernizing their business practices while maintaining the highest ethical standards, and meeting their customers’ needs.