Harsco Corp

By: Bubbajunk.com

Harsco Corporation began in 1742, when Taylor-Wharton, a unit of the company since 1953, began operations as a colonial American iron forge and the companyÂâ€Ã¢„¢s early products included cannon balls for George Washington's Continental Army.

By the 20th century, the company was internationally recognized as a leader in the production of high-pressure gas storage vessels, producing AmericaÂâ€Ã¢„¢s first seamless gas cylinders. Afterwards, its production was expanded to include a range of specialty steel products thus it changed its name to the Harrisburg Steel Corporation in 1935.

Harrisburg Steel Corporation became "Harsco" in 1956 due to its diversification into new products and markets and recently Harsco has accelerated its organized advance by combining targeted international growth with a sharp focus on all operations- that are known to be the best financed and most respected names in their disciplines.

Harsco Corporation provides high-quality industrial services and engineered products to industries world wide and its leading businesses are aligned strategically in four business sectors: Mill Services, Access Services, Engineered Products and Services and Gas Technologies. Harsco Track Technologies a supplier of railway track maintenance equipment and services and this division provides services to major railroads, short lines and transit systems; emerging as a leading source for over 140 types and models of work equipment used in the maintenance, renewal and new construction of railway track. Its GasServ division comprises four complementary manufacturing and service businesses that together form the worldÂâ€Ã¢„¢s leading technology, service and manufacturing network for gas applications involving pressure vessels and precision valves.

The company believes in strictly complying with health and safety laws and industry standards as the obligation of each employee throughout Harsco and the corporation itself is committed to safeguarding the global environment, natural resources and human health with management in tune with all the environmental laws.