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Encyclopedia > Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Johnson Controls, Inc. logo
Type Public
Founded 1885
Headquarters Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Key people John M Barth, CEO & Chairman
Products Automotive
Employees 120,000
Website www.jci.com

Johnson Controls, Inc. NYSE: JCI is an United States company, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, specializing in the design, manufacturing, and installation of automotive systems and nonresidential climate control systems. Its Controls Group also has a prominent facilities management division. It was founded in 1885 by professor Warren S. Johnson, inventor of the first electric room thermostat. Johnson Controls corporate logo This work is copyrighted. ... A public company is a company owned by the public rather than by a relatively few individuals. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Nickname: Cream City, Mil Town, Brew City, The City of Festivals Location of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Coordinates: County Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett Area    - City 251. ... Johnson Controls, Inc. ... Car redirects here. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... Website - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) , also nicknamed the Big Board, is the largest stock exchange in the world in dollar volume and second largest by number of companies listed. ... Nickname: Cream City, Mil Town, Brew City, The City of Festivals Location of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Coordinates: County Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett Area    - City 251. ... HVAC may also stand for High-voltage alternating current HVAC is an initialism that stands for heating, ventilation and air_conditioning. This is sometimes referred to as climate control. ... In business, facility management is the management of buildings and services. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Bi-metallic thermostat for buildings A thermostat is a device for maintaining the temperature of a system within a range by controlling, either directly or indirectly, the flow of heat energy into or out of the system. ...


Though the company got its start through the development and implementation of its thermostat technologies, it delved into many other areas including storage batteries, steam and gas powered automobiles, and hugh pneumatic clocks. Today it also controls a large stake in the automotive parts industry. It provides automotive batteries and all parts of the interior systems in cars and light trucks. It is particularly well known for moving many of its manufacturing jobs from the United States to Mexico due to decreased labor costs.


In 1968 the company aquired Penn Controls which produced refrigeration and gas heating controls. In 1978 the company acquired Globe Union, Inc. and entered the worldwide automotive battery business. In 1985 the company acquired Hoover Universal and entered the automotive seating and plastics machinery business. In 1989 the company acquired Pan Am World Services and started into the facilities management business. In August 2005, the company acquired York International, a manufacturer of commercial and industrial equipment for air conditioning, heating and refrigerating for $3.2 billion. Its former stock symbol was YRK.


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