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Donaldson celebrates centenary

In 1915, Frank Donaldson Sr invented the first effective air cleaner to protect his customer’s farm tractor engine.

Today, Donaldson is a global filtration technology company with annual sales of US$2.5 billion, 12 800 employees and more than 1600 active US and international patents.

Frank (Sandy) Donaldson III, grandson of the company’s founder, will ring the NYSE Closing Bell. He will be joined by Bill Cook, Donaldson chairman, president and CEO; Tod Carpenter, chief operating officer, and other Donaldson employees.

“I am honoured to have this opportunity to represent my grandfather, my dad, and the entire Donaldson family,” said Donaldson. “The fact that the company has been so successful and has reached this hundred year milestone means so much to all of us.”

Donaldson will mark its 100th anniversary throughout the year with a series of employee celebrations, community events and charitable donations.