The A.H. Raymond Company opens it's doors as a four-man shop in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
The company is renamed as "Raybestos" and goes on to manufacture one million clutch facings in one year for the first time in 1919.
Demand for Raybestos clutches rises as the automobile becomes a necessity item.
The first automatic transmission, the Hydramatic, is manufactured and built with Raybestos friction clutch plates.
Raybestos produces clutch plates for the two-speed planetary B-29 Supercharger. All Raybestos divisions were honored for their contributions to the war effort.
Raybestos heat resistant materials help put the U.S. Explorer 1 into orbit.
Neil Armstong makes the first footprints on the moon wearing boots made with Raybestos composites.
Raybestos becomes the leader in non-asbestos wet friction materials.
Raybestos establishes its own R&D center & paper mill in Indiana, develops the original Blue Plate Special friction material, and becomes an OE supplier for the Ford AOD and Chrysler A604 transmissions.
Raybestos Powertrain adds transmission filters and transmission bands to its product line with the acquisition of Allomatic. The company also went on to receive major excellence awards from GM, Ford, Chrysler, Caterpillar, and John Deere.
Raybestos Powertrain continues to launch multiple OE programs and develops the 4L60E and E4OD/4R100 ZPaks, and GPZ, Stage-1 red plate, and Gen2 Blue Plate performance friction materials.
Raybestos Powertrain continues to develop innovative industry solution friction materials with the release of GPX, HT, and TechniTorq friction technologies.