Raymond Herrick - a tool and die maker - had no formal education and modest savings, but he had an idea . . . to apply mass production techniques learned working with Henry Ford to the assembly of refrigeration compressors.
1934: Herrick founded Tecumseh Products Company in Tecumseh, Michigan., which would become the world’s largest independent producer of refrigeration compressors.
Tecumseh Products Company LLC is renowned for bringing an extra dimension of product innovation, customer reliance, and product quality to the air conditioning and refrigeration industry. Tecumseh innovation Today, engineers a full line of hermetically sealed compressors for commercial refrigeration, residential and specialty air conditioning and home refrigerators and freezers. But their expertise doesn’t stop there; they also offer a complete line of indoor and outdoor condensing units, evaporator coils, heat pumps, complete refrigeration systems and authorized spare parts.