Harsco Corporation was founded in 1853 as The Harrisburg Car Manufacturing Company.
The company diversified from car and freight manufacturing for the U.S. railway system into a range of open hearth alloy and carbon steel products, causing a change of name to the Harrisburg Steel Corporation.
After further diversification into multiple industries, Harsco Corporation was formed in 1956.
Today the company provides industrial services such as plant shutdowns, maintenance, and upgrades, and engineered products which serve customers in the steel, railways, and energy sectors in 35 countries.
Harsco Corporation trades publicly on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol HSC, is a member of the S&P 500, is a member of the Russell 2000, is #748 in the Fortune 1000, has 12,300 employees, and had $2.25 billion in revenue in 2014.