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Gates Corp. looks to next 100 years

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Gates Corp. is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

Charles Gates Sr. bought The Colorado Tire and Leather Co. in Denver, Colo., in 1911. The company is now a world leader in engineering, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of industrial and automotive belt and hose products, systems, components and services.

Formerly known as The Gates Rubber Co., Gates Corp. now does business in 29 countries around the world.

“Gates today continues to power progress by delivering innovative solutions that help support customers in markets in nearly every country in the world, from industrial and automotive original equipment manufacturers and replacement markets to agriculture, transportation, mining, oil and gas, construction, food processing and many others,” the company says. “We focus on driving innovation in power transmission, fluid power and fluid transfer, green technologies, energy management and resource extraction and delivery.”

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