Not too many companies can say they are 125 years old. This year, Cooper-Atkins can claim that milestone.
The company was founded in 1885 by David G.
Cooper as the Cooper Thermometer Co.
Since then, Cooper-Atkins has provided a variety of temperature, time
and humidity instruments. The Wallace family purchased the Cooper Thermometer
Co. in 1960.
During the 1960’s, the company expanded its
brand with the development of three cooking lines. The acquisition of the
Croydon Thermometer Co. further expanded the consumer product line into weather
instruments. Two separate marketing groups were established for the consumer
and industrial markets to advance these new product
In 1984, The Cooper Thermometer Co. went on to
purchased the Industrial Division of Electromedics in Englewood, Colo. This
acquisition immediately launched Cooper into the Digital Thermometer business
and the company officially became Cooper Instrument Corp.
Instrument acquired Atkins Technical in 2001, then KTG Inc. in 2002,
a developer of wireless solutions including temperature monitoring and handheld
PDA applications for inspections, training and software
Not only is Cooper-Atkins celebrating a rich
history, the company says it is also a proud member of the Women’s Business
Enterprise National Council. Cooper-Atkins has been led by President and CEO
Carol P. Wallace since 1994.