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Flashing Lights And Sirens Developed In Connecticut


All of us see flashing lights on all kinds of vehicles every day….chances are they were made by Whelen Engineering based in Chester. They estimate that 85-percent of vehicles that have flashing lights are theirs. In 1952, George Washington Whelen developed a rotating aircraft anti-collision beacon in his garage in Deep River and now, 64 years later, the rest is history. George Whelen the 5th, is now President and CEO and helping to innovate the company into the future. IMG_4653

Along the way the company got into NASCAR racing too. Safety, that’s what they do.. they will be expanding further into the european market as the years go on. Whelen is proud to tell you that they make everything in the U.S.