Akron Brass Celebrates 100 Years

Company News

October 30, 2018

Akron Brass marked its 100th Anniversary this month with an open house for families, friends, retirees, and community members.

The company offered facility tours, showcasing a vintage collection of firefighting equipment, including antique fire trucks, and provided educational smokehouse demonstrations for kids. In addition to demonstrations, local fire departments competed in a water barrel competition, where teams of firefighters focus their water spray on a barrel suspended from a wire, trying to push it across an opposing team’s goal line. Apple Creek Fire Department took home the top prize.

An estimated 800-1,000 people attended the four-hour celebration at Akron Brass headquarters in Wooster, Ohio, The event included a wood-fired pizza fire truck, homemade ice cream, balloon twisting, and more. 

The 100-year planning committee, led by Corporate Communications & Event Manager Kim Morrow, was very pleased with the support they received from employees, the community, state and local politicians and IDEX.