Founded in Rochester
, New York
as The Haloid Company
, Xerox has grown to be one of the world leaders in all sorts of document technology, particularly copier
s and printer
s. This growth (and the name change) was due mostly to the licensing of Chester F. Carlson
's new process of Xerography
. Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center
) is almost legendary amongst geek
While the company is now headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, it maintains several facilities in the Rochester area and is still one of the area's largest employers, along with Kodak and Wegmans.
My girlfriend works for Xerox. Woo.