Incorporated, Orange, CT has a long history. The Company
was founded in 1888 by Harvey Hubbell. Harvey Hubbell
worked with ideas. Finding better ways. While Thomas
Edison was discovering the potential of electricity,
Harvey Hubbell created the first practical method to
control it. His pull chain light bulb socket remains
unchanged today. Later he developed the electrical
plug and wall device arrangement that is so familiar
to each of us. Hubbell Incorporated has grown to become
a diversified Company with multiple manufacturing plants
and multiple markets around the globe.
In 1978, Hubbell purchased
Ohio Brass (OB). This purchase marked the Company’s
entry into and commitment to the electric utility industry.
In 1994, A. B. Chance was acquired and the Hubbell Power
Systems (HPS) Platform was established. Anderson followed
in 1996, with Fargo in 1998. Chardon Electrical Components
quickly followed as an HPS family member in 1999. In
2006, Hubbell acquired Quazite Underground Enclosures
and Pads and Polycast Drain Systems (Hubbell Lenoir City,
Inc.) HPS markets a wide variety of products under the
individual company brands (Anderson, Chance, Fargo, Hubbell, Ohio
Brass, Polycast and Quazite)
and 22 product lines.