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History

1800s  

1833 : Charles and Elias Cooper foundry established in Mt. Vernon, Ohio.
1869 : Cooper licensed to produce the Corliss steam engine.
1877 : Ajax Engine Company founded.
1892 : Superior Engine and Compressor Company founded.
1899 : Bessemer Gas Engine Company founded in Grove City, Pennsylvania.

1900s

1900 : Cooper enters production of natural gas internal combustion engines.
1905 : McEvoy founded to manufacture valves and wellhead equipment.
1919 : W-K-M valves company established in Houston.
1920 : Pennsylvania Process founded to manufacture compressors.
1920 : Cameron Iron Works incorporated in Houston.
1929 : Cooper merged with Bessemer.
1934 : Thornhill-Craver established to manufacture chokes and couplings.
1939 : Willis formed to manufacture oilfield chokes.
1947 : Demco Valve Company founded.
1951 : Cameron Iron Works of Canada established in Edmonton.
1954 : Cameron purchased the British Oil Field Equipment Company of London and Leeds.
1955 : Joy Manufacturing Company founded in Buffalo, New York.
1958 : En-Tronic Controls Group established within Cooper.
1963 : Ajax and Pennsylvania Process acquired by Cooper.
1965 : Cooper Industries began major diversification program leading to major operations in electrical, automotive and tools and hardware industries.
1967 : Cooper Industries headquarters moved to Houston.
1978 : Cooper Rolls joint venture between Cooper Industries and Rolls-Royce established to market gas turbines.
1987 : Joy Industrial Compressor Group became Cooper Turbocompressor, now part of Cooper Compression.
1987 : W-K-M and Demco acquired by Cooper Flow Control Division.
1987 : McEvoy and Willis acquired by Cameron Iron Works.
1988 : Enterprise Engine aftermarket services business acquired by Cooper.
1989 : Cameron Iron Works acquired by Cooper Industries and renamed Cooper Oil Tool.
1994 : Cooper Industries announced intention to spin off its Petroleum and Industrial Equipment Group to focus on its Electrical Products, Automotive Products and Tools & Hardware businesses 1995.
1995 Cooper Cameron Corporation spun off as publicly traded company with separate management group; Wheeling Machine Products Company's oilfield couplings business sold.
1995 : Cameron and Cooper Cameron Valves divisions formed from Cooper Oil Tool.
1996 : Ingram Cactus Corporation and Tundra Valve & Wellhead Corporation acquired and combined into Cameron division; certain assets of Enox Technologies, Inc. acquired and combined into Cooper Energy Services division.
1997 : Wellhead Services, Inc. and Marta Co. acquired and combined into Cameron division; Daniel Ball Valve acquired and combined into Cooper Cameron Valves division.
1998 : Orbit Valve International acquired and combined with Cooper Cameron Valves division; Ajax Repair & Supply, General Turbine Systems and PDQ Machine acquired and combined into Cooper Energy Services division; Brisco Engineering acquired and combined into Cameron division.
1999 : Rotating compressor business sold to Rolls-Royce.

2000s

2000 : Valve Sales Company acquired and combined in Cooper Cameron Valves division; CAMChek acquired and combined into Cameron division.
2001 : Nickles Industrial Manufacturing merges with Cooper Energy Services division; Cooper Energy Services division purchases Elliot Turbocharger Group, Inc; Retsco acquired and combined into Cameron division.
2002 : Nutron Industries acquired and combined into Cooper Cameron Valves division; J&W and OPI Engineering acquired and combined into Cameron division.
2003 : Cooper Energy Services (CES) and Cooper Turbocompressor (CTC) combined into a single operating division, Cooper Compression. DPS Engineering acquired and combined into Cameron and Petreco divisions.
2004 : Petreco International acquired and operated as a separate division; Unicel acquired and combined into Petreco; PCC Flow Technologies acquired from Precision Castparts Corp., and combined into Cooper Cameron Valves and Cameron divisions; Mystique Ventures acquired and combined into Cooper Cameron Valves division.
2005 : Dresser On/Off businesses, NuFlo Technologies and St. Clair Valves acquired and combined into Cooper Cameron Valves division; EDGE product line acquired from CBI Howe-Baker and combined into Petreco; Ed's Wellhead acquired and combined into Cameron division.
2006 : Caldon acquired and combined into Cooper Cameron Valves division, NuFlo business.
2006 : Cooper Cameron Corporation officially changes name to Cameron International Corporation ("Cameron") (NYSE: CAM).
 
 
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