New Member Spotlight — Mueller Electric Company

NAED would like to welcome one of its newest manufacturer associate members, Mueller Electric Company. Based in Akron, Ohio, this year marks its 112th year in the industry. It, perhaps, is best known as the inventor of the Alligator Clip.

Here is some interesting history about the manufacturer that you may not know: The original Mueller factory in downtown Cleveland was built in 1922 and is now on the National Register for Historic Places. It was here that Mueller employed 48 women who put together as many as 85,000 clips per day.

During World War II, Mueller Electric produced 41 million clips and all of them were needed by every branch of the United States military. Every battleship had a large supply of Mueller clips for electrical repairs. These clips weren’t just for repair purposes, either. In the US Navy, every single life jacket (totaling over 1.2 million of them) was equipped with a flashlight held high on the shoulder by a Mueller clip to alert rescuers in case of emergency.

Mueller Electric services customers worldwide.

Name - Mueller Electric Company
NAED Member Type – Associate Member – Manufacturer
Headquarters – Akron, Ohio
Service Area – Global
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