Posted on July 30, 2018

Looking Back on 65 Years

Kelly Forrest
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Kelly Forrest

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Brennan is celebrating 65 years in business in 2018, and as we look towards the future as a company, we also would like to look back and reflect on the past 65 years.

Brennan started out in 1953 with just one facility, and has grown to be a global company with 17 locations and over 450 employees! 

In the past 65 years we have grown, expanded and changed as a company and our success wouldn't be possible without the help of our amazing customers and dedicated employees.

Thank you to everyone who has been with us on this journey & cheers to the future!

  • 1953: Mike Brennan founded Brennan Industries.
  • 1959: David D. Carr, current CEO,  joined the company
  • 1960: Brennan Incorporated
    • At this time, 300 different products were being manufacturing at one facility
    • Both the office and the warehouse were located on Lee Road, in Cleveland and moved to South Miles in 1965.
  • 1973:
    • Brennan's first international sales division was established and an addition was built at the South Miles location
  • 1978: Our corporate headquarters and warehouse (currently located in Solon, Ohio) was built.
  • 1986: Purchased warehouses in Georgia, Texas and Washington
  • 1988
    • David M. Carr, current President, was officially hired on
    • California sales office opened
  • 1996: California distribution center opened
  • 1999:
    • Acquired AD Machine & PHC
    • Built and opened our distribution center on Solon road
  • 2000: New warehouse in Washington was built and opened
  • 2001: Built & opened BIC Manufacturing, consolidating PHC and AD into one 45,000 square foot manufacturing facility
  • 2010:
    • Opened distribution center in Toronto, Canada
    • Opened sales office in Ningbo, China
  • 2011: Opened Shanghai office
  • 2013: Opened distribution center in Houston
  • 2014: Manufacturing facility in Xuzhou, China
  • 2015:
    • Opened Shenzhen Sales Office
    • Opened Yuhuan Sourcing Office
  • 2016: We  acquired Truflow, UK distribution center
  • 2017: We acquired Versa Fittings, expanding our Canadian distribution and manufacturing capabilities 

Where are we today in 2018?

  • Three generations of the Carr family 
  • 17 locations and over 450 employees
  • We offer more than 50,000 products
  • Corporate expansion and remodel
    • Exciting news to come!
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