BRAAS HISTORY

2019

Motion Industries (BRAAS Company) acquires Axis New England

First NBA finals (Golden State Warriors - Toronto Raptors) played outside the United States

2018

Motion Industries (BRAAS Company) acquires Sterling ES

MInneapolis MN host Superbowl 2018 between Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots

2016

1) BRAAS company is acquired by Motion Industries

2) The Olympic Games come to South America, with Rio de Janeiro as the host city.

2014

Rosetta spacecraft becomes the first to land on a comet

2012

1) BRAAS achieves 100% ESOP

2) Michel Phelps becomes winningest athlete in Olympic history with 22 medals (18 Gold)

2011

BRAAS purchases SiCRON

2008

1) Pop icon Michael Jackson dies

2) US Housing bubble bursts amid financial crisis

2006

1) BRAAS establishes sales branch in IA/NE

2) Pluto gets demoted to a planetoid, thus sparking a new "when I was your age..." adage

2005

BRAAS opens Chicago Branch Office

2004

1) NASA Rovers, Opportunity and Spirit, begin exploration of Mars (or an Orlando movie studio depending on what you believe)

2) BRAAS recognized as world's largest DVT Distributor

3) The social networking website Facebook was launched

2001

September 11th terrorist attacks and the beginning of the "War on Terror"

2000

1) BRAAS signs DENSO Robotics, becoming one of the first industrial distributors to handle robotics

2) Y2K fails to materialize, leading to surplus of used generators on Craigslist

1999

1) BRAAS purchases Kershaw Automation in Oldsmar, FL (later to become BRAAS FL)

2) The company surpasses $40M

3) Craigslist is founded

1995

1) Wislawa Szymborska wins the Nobel Prize for Literature. Read it?

2) BRAAS expands into Machine Vision with Dickerson Vision Technologies (later to become DVT)

1994

BRAAS receives ISO 9002 certification - and goes on to document why we don't need it

1993

The Internet expands with a little something called the World Wide Web

1992

BRAAS installs 2nd and current ERP System

1990

1) BRAAS opens Appleton WI office

2) The 1st photograph of entire solar system is taken by Voyager 1

1988-89

The Berlin Wall falls and the USSR disappears. Americans learn of numerous "-stans" and another "Georgia"

1987

BRAAS celebrates their first $1M sales month in February

1986

1) The company gets their first fax machine

2) Jim Braas creates the ESOP and retires, selling the company to his employees

1984

BRAAS opens Milwaukee Branch with 6 employees

1983

1) BRAAS moves on to IBM System 36 "ERP" Accounting System with 2, count 'em, 2 processors (4MHz & 1MHz)

2) Chrysler unveils two minivans, the Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager, to the public

1980

John Lennon is assassinated

1979

Revolution in Iran and the beginning of the hostage crisis

1978

Revolution in Iran and the beginning of the hostage crisis

1977

Apple Computer Inc. is incorporated

1975

Microsoft founded

1974

1) BRAAS launches Motion Control Division with Superior Electric and hires their first Applications Engineer. The company also surpasses $2M in sales.

2) First planet Mercury flyby (Mariner 10)

1973

President Nixon resigns over Watergate

1969

1) Apollo 11: Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin land on the moon

2) BRAAS surpasses $1M in sales

1965

Bob Dylan releases "Like a Rolling Stone"

1962

Mariner 2 does the first planetary flyby (Venus)

1961

JE BRAAS Company is founded by Jim Braas selling Power Transmission and Pneumatic Equipment


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