2016 marks the 75-year anniversary for HVAC and plumbing equipment maker Little Giant.

The company, which was purchased by Franklin Electric in 2016, originated in 1941 with the creation of its Little Giant Vaporizer. 

In 1954, the development of the Little Giant C2 and C3 pumps started the company’s entrance into the condensate pump business. In 1960, the company reorganized and changed its name to Little Giant Corp., expanding its focus to battery chargers and steam-cleaning machines, lines that that were later sold, so the company could focus on pump manufacturing.

“Little Giant has provided a terrific base business in the wastewater, HVAC and outdoor-living channels, and holds strong brand recognition with key areas of distribution in each of these markets,” said Frankin Electric Vice President DeLancey Davis. “Much of this can be attributed to consistent product introductions, innovations, and a loyal customer base that has continued to make Little Giant their brand of choice for 75 years.”