Westinghouse Electric was founded by George Westinghouse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1886. The firm became active in developing electric infrastructure throughout the United States. The company`s largest factories were located in East Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, and Lester, Pennsylvania and in Hamilton, Ontario, where they made turbines, generators, motors, and switch gear for generation, transmission, and use of electricity. Today a large proportion of steam turbine generators operating around the world, ranging to units as large as 1,500 MW (or 1000 times the original 1901 unit) were supplied by Westinghouse from its factories in Lester, PA, Charlotte, NC or Hamilton, Ont. or were built overseas under Westinghouse license. Today, our legacy lives on with technology that is transforming the human experience, from smart appliances for the home to energy solutions that are cleanly and safely powering us into the next generation.
By 1987, two additional segments of the Power Generation Group, the Power Generation Service Division and the Combustion Turbine Systems Division, had also been relocated from Pennsylvania, so that all non-manufacturing operations of the Power Generation Business Unit were located in Orlando.
In 1998, the PBGU was acquired by Siemens AG, of Germany, which in 2017 still occupies the greatly expanded site as a global leader in the supply of Power Generation equipment and services.