We are pleased to announce the
CORBA Member Spotlight for the month of July
The Carlisle & Finch, Co.
ABOUT THE CARLISLE & FINCH, CO.
The business was started July 1, 1893 by Robert S. Finch and Morten Carlisle. Both were about age 21 and had technical college degrees. The business initially was a transformer repair shop, a Cincinnati Branch Office of the General Electric Co. During July 1894, the repair shop moved to a larger building in downtown Cincinnati and before the second year had passed it became evident to the owners that to continue in business, they would need to manufacture a product. That product became the world’s first toy electric train line.
The first open arc searchlight was designed, manufactured, and sold by the Company, circa July 1, 1895, a year or so after R.S. and M.C. were in business. Documented as historical fact is the following statement, “the open arc searchlight was started early in the history of The Carlisle & Finch Co., and we are confident that we were the first people to use a horizontal arc for a marine searchlight.”
The Carlisle & Finch, Co. remains a 4th Generation family owned business and has directly delivered searchlight systems to over 68 countries around the world. We currently employee 34 master skilled employees and the average employee tenure of 30 years during 125 years in business.
RECENT NEWS & EVENTS ABOUT THE CARLISLE & FINCH, CO.
The Carlisle & Finch, Co. celebrated 125 years in business last year and launched our new fully LED Searchlight product line.
YEAR THE CARLISLE & FINCH, CO. BECAME A CORBA MEMBER
In 2018 the company joined CORBA, after hiring their first ever Innovative Marketing Specialist that represents the company at CORBA Meetings, Golf Outings, and RiverWorks Discovery events.
A COMMENT ON WHY THE CARLISLE & FINCH, CO. BECAME A MEMBER OF CORBA
The Carlisle & Finch Co., proudly servicing the maritime industry and Lighting the way forward since 1894. In 2018, C&F clearly understood how its solid maritime footprint needed representation outside of its workboat-like headquarters.
Visit www.CARLISLEFINCH.com or call us for a tour of our Customer Xperience Center to learn more about our history and 100% USA made products.