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Learn more about Haws history by viewing our historical timeline below.
1905: Thomas-Haws Inc. Plumbing Contractors is established.
1906: Luther Haws invents the first drinking fountain.
1909: Haws Sanitary Drinking Faucet Company is established.
1911: Receives patent in the U.S. for the world's first drinking faucet.
1917: California passes a law prohibiting the common drinking cup.
1933: Drops "Sanitary" from company name; becomes Haws Drinking Faucet Company.
1938: Introduces the self-contained electric water cooler.
1950: Introduces emergency drench showers and eyewashes into the product line.
1964: Begins warehousing products nationwide.
1972: Designs and develops the first "barrier-free" electric water cooler.
1972: Opens Haws International for export sales.
1977: Starts manufacturing in Sparks, Nevada, to expand production.
1985: Opens Haws AG in Kirchberg, Switzerland, to supply European market.
1993: Designs and develops the Polar Systems product group.
1995: Achieves ISO 9001 certification.
1996: Opens new 210,000 sq. ft. production facility in Sparks, Nevada.
1998: Changes name to Haws Corporation to allow the company to be easily identified with multiple product line.
1999: Opens Haws Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. in Singapore to supply Pacific Rim market.
2001: Haws world headquarters moves to Sparks, Nevada, with the closing of the Berkeley facility.
2001: Avlis-Haws do Brasil is established in San Paulo, Brazil.
2006: Haws Corporation has its first Centennial Celebration.
2015: Traynor Family EnterpriseTM launched as parent company over Haws and other businesses including Haws IntegratedTM and Brita® Hydration Station®.
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