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Henry Pratt Company is an American manufacturing company located in Aurora, Illinois.

Henry Pratt Company
IndustryEnergy and water
Aurora, Illinois, United States
Area served
North America


The company was incorporated on November 1, 1901 as the Henry Pratt Boiler and Machine Company. The founder Henry Pratt was named as president and treasurer. It was located at 875 S. Halsted Street in Chicago in a building that housed the office, machine shop and boiler shop. The company provided 16 inch valves for the first electric generating station of any significant size in the city of Chicago, which was built by the Commonwealth Edison Company in 1903.[1][2]

2019 shootingEdit

On February 15, 2019 during a termination meeting, employee Gary Martin began shooting with a handgun at staff. The shooting was reported at 1:24 p.m. (CT) (19:24 UTC), with first officers arriving four minutes later. Local police were assisted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the United States Marshals Service. The shooter exchanged gunfire with law enforcement officers for about 90 minutes. Five people were killed, and five police officers and a civilian were injured. The perpetrator was killed by law enforcement officers.[3]


  1. ^ Emergence of electrical utilities in America. Fisk Street Station, National Museum of American History, Kenneth of Behring Center.
  2. ^ Chicago's Fisk Street Station, The Insulator Gazette, Saturday, May 16, 1908.
  3. ^ Almasy, Steve; Silverman, Hollie (February 16, 2019). "Shooter who opened fire in workplace where 5 died had lost his job, police say". CNN. Retrieved February 18, 2019.

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