The History of Peerless Blowers
The journey began in 1893 when Elmer Gillmer founded The Warren Electric & Specialty Company in a humble barn in Warren, Ohio. Originally focused on manufacturing lamps, the company soon embarked on a path of innovation that would define its legacy.
In 1899, Peerless made a groundbreaking entry into the electrical trade by introducing the first "desk fan" under the Peerless trademark name. During the period from 1899 to 1901, Peerless fans were a proud product of The Warren Electric & Specialty Company.
A pivotal moment occurred in 1902 when the Peerless Electric Company was established and incorporated as a separate entity, marking a new chapter in Peerless' history. This move set the stage for the company's evolution and growth in the coming decades.
In 1959, The H.K. Porter Company recognized the potential of Peerless Electric Company, acquiring all its assets and contributing to its continued success. The torch of innovation was passed through the years, and in 1988, HBD Industries Inc. took the reins, acquiring The H.K. Porter Company along with all its assets.