Community Celebrates Raymond 100th Anniversary
Published: June 17th, 2022
By: Tyler Murphy

Community celebrates Raymond 100th Anniversary CEO Michael Field cuts the centennial celebration ribbon opening the Raymond Corporation Headquarter's lobby and museum for local officials and the public Tuesday. (Photos by Tyler Murphy)

GREENE – The Raymond Corporation celebrated its 100th Anniversary on Tuesday.

Raymond hosted a ceremony with President and CEO Michael Field along with the grandson of the company's founder, and the former CEO, Stephen Raymond. They led a large group of state and local officials through a tribute and tour of a museum at the facility.

The Raymond Corporation, a Toyota Industries Corp. company, has been a staple of Chenango County for 100 years.

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In this centennial year, the company is a globally recognized provider of material handling products and intralogistics, and it employs more than 7,000 people in its North America facilities (2,200 in its Greene and Syracuse facilities alone).

Raymond has incurred a backlog of orders over the last two years, thanks largely to the restrictions imposed on manufacturers to control the pandemic. The company expects this backlog to create more than a year’s worth of production on Raymond’s assembly lines in 2022.

The company is currently hiring for about 200 positions and offers a wide range of training and advanced careers.

The company won ten awards in 2021, including the Forbes Best Midsize Company Award, in manufacturing and engineering.

The Greene plant was also spotlighted as the winner of the Manufacturing Leadership Award in the Operational Excellence Leadership Award category.

The company was found in 1922 by George Raymond Sr. He is credited with a number of innovations including the double-faced wooden pallet.

The company continues to conduct weekly interviews at Raymond’s headquarters in Greene in hopes of attracting more candidates. Help is wanted in all fields, from manufacturing to engineering. The company boasts excellent opportunities for young professionals and students looking to enter the workforce, said Field.