When Robert and Ralph Greenlee formed Greenlee Brothers and Company in 1862 and later expanded their barrel-making business into other manufacturing venues, the company we know today as Greenlee was born. Beginning Jan. 1, 2002, Greenlee, Rockford, Ill., will celebrate its 140th anniversary with a year-long celebration, including several new initiatives and products for the distributor and end-user that will be introduced in conjunction with the anniversary.

“We are planning a year’s worth of events with monthly activities and a grand celebration in mid-August of 2002,” said Craig Gleason, president of Greenlee Management Advisory Team. “We look forward to a fun and productive 140th anniversary year.”

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