100 Years for Bradley
February 24, 2021 | By HPAC Magazine
The company's origins date back to its first multi-user handwashing fixture – the Washfountain – invented to increase worker productivity.
2021 marks 100 years of commercial washroom innovation for Wisconisin-based Bradley Corp.
The company’s product offerings range from touchless handwashing technologies, showers, emergency safety fixtures, solid plastic lockers, partitions, and accessible washroom products and accessories.
Bradley’s origins date back to its first multi-user handwashing fixture – the Washfountain – invented to increase worker productivity. The company was founded in 1921 by Howard A. Mullett after he and several partners bought the rights to the Washfountain from inventor Harry Bradley of the Allen-Bradley Corp. Bradley came up with the idea for the Washfountain after realizing the amount of time workers had to wait in line to wash their hands. He created the group handwashing concept to save time and keep workers on the shop floor.
Today, Bradley is led by Chairman/CEO Bryan Mullett, the fifth Mullett generation to lead the company. “Bradley has always strived to make handwashing and drying easier – and more hygienic,” said Mullett in a company release. “Touchless handwashing has been relevant for a century but never more important than it is today as the world overcomes the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Bradley continues to manufacture in Wisconsin. “Our company will celebrate all year long with several new innovative products launching soon,” Mullett added.