Allied Electronics & Automation ( is celebrating its 90th anniversary this month. The company was originally founded in Chicago, Illinois, as the radio distribution arm of Columbia Radio. The company moved to Fort Worth, Texas in 1970 when it was purchased by Tandy Corp.

President Steve Newland shared the milestone in a company-wide email, by saying that in 1928, the lifespan of a business was 67 years, and that today it is 15 years. “It takes passion, desire, and commitment to execute on a company vision that will carry on for generations, and that is what separates Allied from our competitors and the rest of the business world.

“We are proud of our longevity and the culture we have built at Allied,” said Director of Brand Strategy Elisa Weber. “Our focus on delivering a great customer experience and becoming first choice for our customers, suppliers, and employees makes Allied a great place to work, yesterday and today.”