Manufacturing Industrial-Grade Equipment Since 1963
History Time Line:
1963 - Wayne Cooke, Sr., starts "Industrial Instrument Repair Co.," at 1440 S. Charles St., Baltimore, MD as the sole employee repairing Honeywell, Foxboro, L & N and many other brands of industrial instrumentation.
1969 - "Industrial Instrument Repair Co." becomes "W. H. Cooke & Co." and a sales rep/distribution division is added to the business representing manufacturers of industrial controls, heating elements and sensors.
1975 - W. H. Cooke & Co. moves to 2926 Industrial Park Dr., Finksburg, MD and begins manufacturing thermocouples along with the instrument repair and sales divisions.
1978 - The instrument repair division is sold and the new owner incorporates under the original name of "Industrial Instrument Repair Co.," in Baltimore.
2006 - W. H. Cooke & Co. purchases a building and moves to our present location at 6868 York Rd., Hanover, PA.
2010 - W. H. Cooke & Co. purchases "Stock Controls, Inc.," out of Wayne, PA near Philadelphia, closes the office and moves the inventory to the Hanover plant.
2011 - W. H. Cooke & Co. goes "off the grid" with the addition of a 42 KW - 182 solar panel system on the roof of it's building.
2012 - W. H. Cooke & Co. acquires a machine shop out of Abbottstown, PA and moves the equipment to the Hanover plant with the purpose of providing quick turnaround of special fittings and parts for our customers.
2014 - W. H. Cooke Co. acquires "Martin Equipment Co.," out of Baltimore specializing in sales of sanitary valves and fittings for the food processing industry. Operation is moved to the Hanover location.
2016 - W. H. Cooke & Co. purchases "Covell Equipment Co.," out of Seaford, DE and moves the inventory to the Hanover plant where we continue to supply and support Covell's customers in the chicken processing industry across the country.
2016-2019 - W. H. Cooke & Co. makes substantial investment in a laser welder and other automation equipment, along with upgrading our manufacturing facilities allowing us to continue to provide our customers with excellent quality and on time delivery.
December 1, 2021 - W. H. Cooke & Co. acquires Instruments and Thermal Products out of Townsend, DE. ITP was a long time Rep and Distributor for Gems/Cal Controls/West Controls and sold sensors, controls, and heaters. W. H. Cooke & Co. retained those product lines along with HB Controls and various other manufacturers.