Milestones & Awards
Entrepreneurial Visionary Helen Fitzgerald Parker
Helen Fitzgerald was hired by Company founder Art Parker on November 6, 1923. She was a confident 20-year-old woman, who grew up on Cleveland’s West Side as the oldest of six children. After high...
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Sustainability Report Highlights Team Members’ Efforts to Improve Their Workplaces and Communities
Sustainability at Parker means providing a safe and engaging work environment, strengthening local communities and actively supporting charitable organizations that make the world a better place. ...
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Fostering Innovation for 100 Years
For Parker, product and service innovations have been and will continue to be the centerpiece of its success. Today, Parker has 55,000 team members around the world who develop and contribute original...
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Humble Presence, Powerful Impact
Can a company exude strength without the typical signs frequently associated with it? In a competitive global market where being loud and abrupt is often paralleled with power, Parker has shown...
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A History of Challenges for Opportunity
In March 1917, people in Cleveland, Ohio were applauding all things American. The city's baseball team was a top contender among the major leagues, and the United States was preparing for its role...
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Growing Leaders and Profits
Like many companies, Parker is focused on attracting and developing talented individuals who contribute value to the company over time. What's different about Parker is the landscape of...
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A Legacy Fueled by Fostering Talent
The statistics are telling: the average lifespan of leading U.S. companies on the S&P 500 Index has decreased by more than 50 years in the last century, from an average of 67 years in the 1920s, to...
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Decentralization with Global Unity
How can one company form a progressive presence in 50 countries around the world? While this question may be daunting, Parker Hannifin Corporation knew early on the answer would come through the...
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Entrepreneurial Spirit Fuels Parker's Family
They say you can pick your friends, but you can't pick your family. That is, unless you work at Parker. When beginning the Parker Appliance Company 100 years ago, Art Parker understood that it’s the...
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Nurturing a Competitive and Compassionate Culture
Since Parker’s founding 100 years ago, the company has prided itself on cultivating an environment that values long-term team members and their unique contributions—with typical career...
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Parker Inspires Future Engineers by Supporting FIRST Robotics Program
Parker has long supported the annual FIRST Robotics Competition with corporate sponsorships and product donations. Through this high school-level engineering education program, students are able to...
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Turning Tragedy into Triumph, Bob Thomas has Raised Nearly $400,000 for Childhood Cancer Research
Bob Thomas, Customs Compliance Coordinator at Parker’s Financial Services Unit in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada, lost his daughter, Samantha, to Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma in 2003, just three days before...
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Team Member Spotlight: Jessica Mayhew, Division Sourcing Manager
Noted as a “Heavy Metal Superstar,” Mayhew has been recognized by Thomasnet and the Institute for Supply Chain Management on their 30 under 30 list of Supply Chain Stars. Jessica Mayhew joined...
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Fortune Honors Parker on its 2014 List of World’s Most Admired Companies
Parker was once again named to Fortune Magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" list, the definitive annual ranking of corporate reputations. This year Parker improved on its strong performance...
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