In 1927, Insinkerator, the world's first food waste disposer was created a few blocks from their current World Headquarters. Racine architect John W. Hammes came up with the idea, perfected and patented it, and founded the company that from day one has been the world's largest manufacturer of disposers.
Much of Insinkerator's growth is due to their committed partnership with plumbing contractors. Since the 1940s, InSinkErator® has been the first choice of plumbers, builders and kitchen dealers with good reason: it's the reliable brand they can install and literally forget. In addition, Insinkerator products are readily available on the internet.
As the best-selling food waste disposer brand in the world, millions of InSinkErator® disposers are manufactured annually. Insinkerator is also the leading brand of instant hot water dispensers and point-of-use water heaters. Today, InSinkErator® has operations in over 80 countries worldwide.
Headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin, InSinkErator, a division of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) is the world's largest manufacturer of food waste disposers and instant hot water dispensers for home and commercial use.
Emerson, based in St. Louis, Missouri, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2004 were $15.6 billion.