Hubbell Inc. received an award from the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce to recognize its 125th anniversary.

The Shelton-based company is an international manufacturer of electrical and electronic products for construction, industrial and utility applications, with annual revenues of $3 billion.

In 1888, Harvey Hubbell opened a manufacturing facility in a small loft in downtown Bridgeport. A major break-through came with Hubbell’s invention of the “pull socket” electrical light switch, which was patented in 1896.

Assisted Allied war efforts in the 1940s

As the use of electricity expanded in the 1900s, the company developed more innovative products. Hubbell Inc. assisted Allied efforts during World War II by making products for military uses.

The company now is headquartered on Waterview Drive and uses the slogan “One Hubbell.”

'Proud' to have company here

Bill Purcell, Greater Valley Chamber president, said the business organization “is pleased and proud to have Hubbell’s headquarters here in Shelton and congratulates the company on this important milestone.”

Hubbell was one of a few businesses recognized during the local chamber’s Holiday Breakfast Club and Awards Celebration at Molto Bene Italian American Kitchen in Ansonia.