The Story of Armstrong
Discover how Armstrong became the global leader in thermal utility system management—and enjoyable experiences.
Armstrong Machine Works is founded by Adam Armstrong. Initially, the company manufactures mechanical potato diggers.
Adam Armstrong brings the Inverted Bucket Steam Trap to market, forever changing the way steam is harnessed and supplied.
Armstrong Machine Works builds a new facility in Three Rivers, Michigan to accommodate the company's continued growth.
Armstrong Steam Works introduces a line of industrial humidifiers. Steam traps remain the company's principal product.
Demand for Canadian-made steam traps leads to the formation of Canadian Armstrong Machine Works. The company continues for more than 30 years.
Armstrong Machine Works celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Inverted Bucket Steam Trap with a continued commitment to quality and ethical business practices that remain to this day.
Lawrence “Army” Armstrong is named president of Armstrong. He serves until 1975.
Armstrong establishes Machine Works, S.A. in Liege, Belgium.
Armstrong Machine Works introduces stainless steel Inverted Bucket Steam Trap models 1010, 1011 and 1012.
Howard G. Lambertson, Lawrence Armstrong’s brother-in-law, is named president of Armstrong. He serves until 1978.
Merrill “Gus” Armstrong is named president. He serves until 2003.
Armstrong-Hunt is formed as a joint venture to manufacture finned tube steam coils and unit heaters in the U.S. and Canada.
The company's corporate name is changed to Armstrong International, Inc. Armstrong Machine Works continues as a division.
Armstrong Yoshitake Inc. is formed to handle pressure temperature controls.
David Armstrong publishes his first book, Managing By Storying Around. David would go on to publish a total of five books before his untimely passing in 2010.
Armstrong expands its global presence with the opening of Kangsen-Armstrong in China.
Armstrong Service is incorporated, expanding Armstrong’s focus from manufacturing to also include comprehensive thermal energy engineering services. The diversification was viewed as leading-edge and forward thinking at the time.
David Armstrong becomes president and CEO of Armstrong. He serves until his untimely passing in 2010.
Kurt Armstrong, David's son, joins the company. He currently serves as Armstrong's chief information officer.
Armstrong International secures approval from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for its advanced steam system efficiency methodology. It is the first efficiency methodology to be approved for international trading of resultant carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions under the Kyoto Protocol.
Armstrong International – Mexico begins operations in Guadalajara, Mexico. The entire Latin American region is now served by Armstrong International – Latin America.
Armstrong expands its global presence with the opening of a facility in India.
Armstrong brings hot water temperature control into the digital age with the introduction of The Brain® Digital Recirculating Valve.
Patrick Armstrong becomes president and CEO of Armstrong.
Ryan, Matt and Troy Bloss uphold the family tradition and join Armstrong. Ryan, Matt and Troy are the sons of Doug and Tammy (Armstrong) Bloss. Doug serves as vice president of Armstrong until 2017.
Armstrong celebrates the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the Inverted Bucket Steam Trap.
Armstrong introduces SAGE® Thermal Utility System Management, the most advanced steam and hot water system monitoring and documentation software available.
Brian Armstrong, Patrick's oldest son, joins Armstrong.
Doug Bloss becomes president and CEO of Armstrong.
Brandon Armstrong joins the family company.
The company introduces the TVS 6000UD—the first double-isolation-and-bleed trap valve station eliminates risk, improves safety, and allows easy trap replacement with no system shutdown.
Armstrong focuses its more than a century of sage thermal utilities knowledge, experience and insight on helping customers successfully face the global challenge of decarbonization.
Armstrong International introduces a new tagline. Experience Matters™ is an expression of the company's deep commitment to using its heritage of thermal utility experience to create better, smarter solutions and enjoyable experiences for every customer, every single time.