Monday, February 22, 2016

Two Companies Celebrate 200th Anniversary in 2016

James Madison was president when these two companies were founded in 1816. Two hundred years later, they are still in business. Corporate longevity congratulations go to Hodgdon Yachts and York Water Company!

Hodgdon Yachts is the oldest boat building company in the United States. Still family-owned and operated, they are a fifth generation company in East Boothbay, Maine. They estimate they have launched over 400 vessels in their 200 years - let's hope they have many more to come!

 The York Water Company was founded in York, Pennsylvania by a group of local businessmen who were concerned about fire protection. It is the oldest investor-owned utility in the U.S. and has a record of paying consecutive dividends since 1816.  

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