ERICO was founded in 1903 by Billy Cleveland, as the Electric Railway Improvement Company. The firm was originally created to supply power bonds, signal bonds and related welding equipment to a variety of industries including railroads, mining and street railways. ERICO is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of precision-engineered specialty metal products. The company serves global markets in a range of electrical, commercial and industrial construction, utility and rail applications. ERICO has offices in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States. The company is headquartered out of Solon, Ohio.