Allison Looks to Future with Eye on Past Century

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Officials at Allison Transmission are in a celebratory mood - after all, it isn't every day a company has their centennial anniversary - but a visit to the company's headquarters also reveals new excitement when it comes to selling truck transmissions in the future, especially in the over-the-road market. During a gathering of reporters on Friday, company officials outlined their history and vision. Allison traces its corporate linage back to the founding of the Indianapolis Speedway Team Co. on Sept. 14, 1915, by James A. Allison, co-founder of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and owner of several racing teams. The prominent entrepreneur and businessman established a precision machine shop and experimental firm in the Town of Speedway called Allison Experimental Co. to support his endeavors.