W L Gore & Associates

Date of birth / Date established
1958
Person/Corporate type
Business
Biography
"At W. L. Gore & Associates, our products are designed to be the highest quality in their class and revolutionary in their effect. We steadfastly live up to our product promises, and our associates address technical challenges with innovative, reliable solutions.

The company began in 1958, when Bill and Vieve Gore set out to explore opportunities for fluorocarbon polymers, especially polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). Within the first twelve years, Gore had wire and cables on the moon and operations worldwide.

Today, our enterprise is comprised of approximately 6,000 associates in 45 locations around the world. Annual revenues top $1.5 billion. Our fluoropolymer products provide innovative solutions throughout industry, in next-generation electronics, for medical products, and with high-performance fabrics. We've repeatedly been named among the '100 Best Companies to Work for in America,' and our culture is a model for contemporary organizations seeking growth by unleashing creativity and fostering team-work.

While we may be best known for our GORE-TEX® fabrics, all our products are distinguished in their markets. Our technologies and fluoropolymer expertise are unsurpassed.

We create next generation cable assemblies and components for the electronics industry, set the standard for outerwear comfort and protection, solve difficult industrial problems with innovative materials and technology, and Gore medical products work in harmony with the body's own tissues to restore normal body function.

We take our reputation for product leadership seriously, continually delivering new products and better solutions to the marketplaces of the world." Source: http://www.gore.com/en_xx/aboutus/index.html

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