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Task Force Tips, Inc.


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North America | Manufacturing | Small Business

The cliché is true: successful new products sometimes really are drawn on paper napkins. In 1968, a Gary, Indiana, fire captain named Clyde McMillan sketched a new automatic fire hose nozzle on a napkin, and soon thereafter began manufacturing it in his basement. That business is now Task Force Tips, is still in the McMillan family, and employs some 180 people who design, manufacture, and sell precision nozzles used by firefighters worldwide.

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Organization Profile

  • Website: www.tft.com
  • Industry: Manufacturing
  • Headquarters: Valparaiso, Indiana
  • Number of employees: 180

Platforms

  • 45 VMware ESX virtual guests across 5 physical hosts
  • Custom line of business applications
  • Pano-Logic/VMware View Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
  • Solaris 11 ZFS Storage Area Network