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Rockwell Standard Corporation

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1958 Rockwell Spring and Axle Co was renamed Rockwell Standard Corporation, one of the largest suppliers of parts to the vehicle industry. It produced a wide variety of automobile parts, such as transmissions, gears, springs, bumpers, and especially axles for lorries, buses, streetcars, tractors and other motorized vehicles.

1967 Rockwell Standard, based in Pittsburgh, acquired North American Aviation of Los Angelese to form North American Rockwell.

It then purchased or merged with Miehle-Goss-Dexter, the largest supplier of printing presses

1973 Acquired Collins Radio, a major avionics supplier.

1973 the company merged with Rockwell Manufacturing Co, run by Willard Rockwell, Jr., to form Rockwell International.

1973 acquired Admiral Radio and TV

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