Continental Disc Corporation was incorporated in 1965. At the time of its incorporation, Continental Disc Corporation was comprised of only a handful of people, many of whom had several job responsibilities within the organization.
We moved to our present location in the Spring of 1994. The Liberty facility is the worldwide, corporate headquarters of Continental Disc Corporation. In addition to being our primary manufacturing location, the corporate executive offices are located here along with the sales, engineering, accounting, quality assurance, office services, and human resource departments.
Much of our growth has been due to our development of innovative products to meet the needs of our customers. However, we have also grown through acquisitions and the expansion of our operations. In 1987, Continental Disc Corporation acquired the rupture disc product line of the Crosby Valve and Gauge Rupture Disc Division. This was followed by the purchase of the LaMOT® Corporation in 1990. Our first European office was opened in the Netherlands in 1983; followed by one in the United Kingdom in June of 1993. In May of 1998, Continental Disc Corporation purchased the assets of the Rupture Disc Division of Anderson, Greenwood & Co. Continental Disc Corporation has continued this trend by acquiring Groth® Corporation of Houston, Texas in September of 1999. These acquisitions and expansions reinforce our strategic plan of expanding our presence in key markets and maintaining our leadership position in the rupture disc industry.
Our original team of only twelve people in 1965 has increased to over three hundred team members throughout the world. We are now located in a facility ten times larger than our original manufacturing site. Our product line has expanded from two basic rupture disc designs to more than thirty rupture disc products. We have also added a line of hose valves, and the tank vent, flame arrester, pilot-operated valve and gas blanket regulator lines from Groth Corporation. In the early days, our customers were primarily found in three or four processing industries. Today, Continental Disc Corporation proudly serves close to forty industries.
As you can see, we have grown considerably since 1965. It is our goal to continue that growth and innovation. We hope that you will share this goal with us and join us as we look to the future.