CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPW) today announced that its Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Kearney will ring The Closing Bell ® at the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, August 7, 2012.
The occasion marks SPX's 40 th anniversary of trading on the NYSE and 100 years since the founding of the company, which began as the Piston Ring Company in 1912.
"As we celebrate these two significant milestones in our corporate history and reflect on our Century of Innovation, we are even more excited about the next 100 years and developing new ideas and solutions to help drive our customers' businesses forward and help them meet ever-increasing global demand for food and energy," said Mr. Kearney. "Above all, SPX's longevity and success is a testament to the talent and drive of our 18,000 employees around the world, whose unwavering commitment to excellence and deep passion for innovation continues to distinguish us in the marketplace. I am pleased to ring the NYSE's Closing Bell today in their collective honor."
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