The Scott Fetzer Company was founded in the year 1914 by George Scott and Carl Fetzer. The mainstay of the company till the decade end of 1960 used to be the famous Kirby Vacuum Cleaner invented by Jim Kirby who partnered with the company. Since then the Scott Fetzer Company has come a long way to be a diversified business with more than 20 businesses. Some of the well known businesses it has would include World book, Douglas/ Quikut, Campbell Hausfeld, Adalet, United Consumer Financial Services, Meriam, Halex, Carefree and Wayne Water Systems. It has been indeed a long way since the first set up comprised of only a machine shop.