W. H. Cooke & Co., Inc. was founded in 1963 by Wayne H. Cooke Sr. The company began as an industrial instrument repair house operating out of a modest row home located at 1440 S. Charles Street in Baltimore, Maryland about a mile from Ft. McHenry, the birthplace of our National Anthem. Our original name "Industrial Instrument Repair Co." was changed to W. H. Cooke & Co., Inc. in 1969.
The main focus of the company shifted from service to sales as we acquired product lines as a Representative for Manufacturers of instrumentation and related products.
In 1975, Mr. Cooke Sr. moved the business to Finksburg, Maryland and began manufacturing thermocouples and RTDs, while the rep / distributor part of the business continued to grow. In 1979, the instrument repair business was sold and in January, 2006 we moved to our current facility at 6868 York Rd. (Rt. 116 East) in Hanover, Pennsylvania just 5 miles from the Mason-Dixon Line. Hanover is located mid way between Gettysburg and York, Pennsylvania in the south central part of the state.
Today, W. H. Cooke & Co. continues to operate as a Manufacturer's Rep / Distributor and a Manufacturer of temperature sensors and specialty control systems. As a regional representative, we cover Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington DC, Delaware and parts of Virginia and West Virginia. Our temperature sensors and control systems are marketed to OEMs, distributors and users nationwide. A small portion of our products are exported to Canada, Mexico and South America.
In August of 2010 we purchased Stock Controls, Inc. an industrial controls distributor since the 1930's out of Wayne, Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia). The office was closed and an extensive inventory of controls, recorders, charts and pens was moved to our plant on York Road in Hanover.
In November of 2011 we started up a 42 KW, 182-panel solar PV (photovoltaic) power system that has taken us “off the grid”.
In March 2012 W. H. Cooke & Co. added a machine shop operation that allows us to provide for our own in house requirements and offer machine shop services and machine building services to our customers. We welcome your inquiries.