#OPW125: A Celebration of People, Partnerships & Products

By OPW | Dec 13, 2017
This year’s anniversary was 125 years in the making. Thank you for joining the celebration and for being one of the reasons why this milestone achievement was made possible.

Here are a few highlights from our yearlong celebration recognizing the People, Partners and Products that have allowed us to build a legacy of innovation.

Take a Ride through our 125-year History

Victor E. Tresise and Joseph E. Hausfeld founded the Ohio Pattern Works & Foundry Company in 1892 with a collective investment of $390. This video takes viewers on a ride through OPW’s journey to become a global leader.

#OPW125 Hits the Road

OPW 125 40 year employees
A team led by Keith Moye, VP of Global Marketing, traveled the globe during 2017 to host a series of anniversary celebrations. In addition to engaging presentations and special luncheons, team members were recognized for achievements and dedication.

On the right, you’re looking at 200+ years of combined OPW experience. Congrats to our dedicated team on 40 Years of Service! Left to right: Ray Bowling, Danny Britt, Mike Schubert, Sonny Paul and Doug Tomlin.

Cover Story Coverage for a Landmark AchievementOPW 125 cover story

Featuring a deep dive into OPW’s history with interviews from six distributors, Convenience & Carwash Canada documented how OPW came to be a global leader. From humble beginnings to “Defining What’s Next,” 125 years of success are intertwined with strong partnerships that are featured in the magazine’s October/November cover story.

Anniversary Celebration Culminates in Chicago

PetrolPlaza joined president Kevin Long at the 2017 PEI-NACS Show to discuss our 125th Anniversary and much more. Watch the interview below and check out our Facebook Photo Gallery for snapshots from a week of innovation and collaboration.

 Visit our 125th Anniversary website for more great content and stay tuned as we’re “Defining What’s Next.” Thank you for joining us in this celebration!