The slogan of Emerson Electronics, ‘Tomorrow’s Priorities Today’, is a clear example of the views of the company. Emerson Electronic’s development of the laser memory chip (twice the memory, half the size) has put the company on the top of the electronics ladder. In conjunction with a weapons manufacturer, Thorfin Enterprises, Emerson developed the Hyper-Lance missile, currently in use by the US Armed Forces and NATO. The main corporate headquarters is in Center City. Emerson has major plants in Connecticut and Missouri.
The company’s chairman is Franklin Emerson, whose family has controlled the company since 1896.