Starting over 70 years ago as a small job shop in Cleveland, Ohio Godfrey & Wing has grown to become the leading provider of vacuum impregnation technology, supplying equipment, sealants and services worldwide. Learn more about the history of Godfrey & Wing from our timeline.

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1948

Godfrey & Wing founded as a lamp manufacturer by Judd Godfrey and Clarence Wing

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1949

Vacuum impregnation service business launched.

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1979

Second generation Godfrey family assumes control.

1979-second generation
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1980

Specialization in aerospace and defense service work.

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1996

Gilmore family purchases Godfrey & Wing. New Godfrey & Wing logo introduced.

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1999

Castite Systems acquired.

1999-Castite
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2000

Development of Continuous Flow Impregnation (CFI) equipment.

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2002

New York satellite facility launched for General Motors. Continuous Flow Impregnation (CFI) patent received from US Patent and Trademark Office.

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2005

Ohio and Michigan satellite facilities launched for General Motors and Ford.

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2006

HQ moved to current Aurora, OH facility. GW Sealant Division begins (Imprex Acquisition). China distribution center launched.

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2007

Summit Technologies acquired.

2007-Summit Technologies
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2009

Toledo Service Center launched for Honda, Chrysler and General Motors.

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2010

New sealants (3) receive US Defense Department approval.

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2011

Godfrey & Wing GmbH launched.

2011-GmbH
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2012

Godfrey & Wing Defiance, OH X-Ray facility launched for GM. HVLV Impregnation System launched.

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2013

India distribution office launched.

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2014

EcoSeal Impregnation System launched.

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2015

Monterrey, Mexico Service and Distribution center launched.

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2016

Advanced Powertrain Impregnation (APi) System launched.

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2017

Continuous Advanced Powertrain Impregnation (CAPi) system launched.

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2019

Gilmore & Keller families enter partnership to fuel International growth.

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2020

X-Ray facility launched for GM in Saginaw, MI.

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2020

Monterrey, Mexico Service and Distribution center expands.

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2021

Toledo, OH service center expands.

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2021

Alexander Alford appointed as CEO.

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2021

Godfrey & Wing acquires Imprex.

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2022

Godfrey & Wing enters the electric vehicle market.

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2022

Godfrey & Wing develops technology to seal graphite leak paths.