Legacy

Keeler Over the Years

Discover how Keeler has survived and celebrated every major event in American history over the last century.

1893

Keeler Brass Company was established in Middleville, Michigan. The company was founded...
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1898

This Keeler lizard was first created in 1898. It has been presented as a gift to friends and colleagues...
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1901

In 1901, Keeler moved from Middleville to a new Grand Rapids facility to be closer to...
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1914

Keeler supported the war effort in WWI by manufacturing rifle and revolver cartridges ...
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1921

In 1921, Keeler added a wooden screw division to production. Keeler was the first screw maker...
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1922

The Keelers were key investors in building the first major hotel in downtown Grand Rapids...
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1932

Between 1931 and 1932, total sales were halved as a result of the reverberating effects of the...
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1938

World War II Keeler experienced a large increase in sales due to government contracts in World ...
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1951

Three years after implementing die casting, Keeler's investments in machinery and innovation...
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1959

The Keeler building in downtown Grand Rapids housed seven government agencies...
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1962

Mike and Mary Ann Keeler, the owners of Keeler from 1962-1979, were strongly supportive of...
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1975

The American Box Board Company was a joint tenant with Keeler in a facility located downtown...
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1976

Keeler created a 1/23 size model of the La Grande Vitesse, an iconic sculpture in Grand Rapids...
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1981

In 1981, Keeler became the largest manufacturer of hardware for North America's furniture industry...
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1989

Keeler purchased and restored a historical landmark at 1006 North Main St. High Point, N.C....
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1993

Keeler celebrates its centennial anniversary in 1993 by giving gifts to employees and customers...
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1995

Keeler starts the Jo Withers endowment for Kendall College of Art and Design. Keeler has....
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2008

In 2006, a large portion of Keeler operations moved to Nashville, TN. In December 2008, Keeler...
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2009

JVA Associates purchased the company, making Keeler a privately held company for the first time...
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2013

Through the years, Keeler has become one of the most renowned hardware brands in the...
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