The Fulton Companies is an American multi-national group of companies headquartered in Pulaski, New York, USA. Fulton researches, engineers, manufactures and sells complex heat transfer equipment for a wide range of commercial and industrial applications. Today, Fulton employs more than 875 people in facilities in five countries, and has served as an industry leader of emerging heat technologies for more than 60 years. Fulton’s founder, Lewis Palm, was a pioneer in the engineering of steam equipment for the laundry and dry cleaning markets . In a small garage next to his home in Fulton, New York, Lewis invented the first Vertical Tubeless Boiler in 1949. Upon the receipt of his first sale, Lewis tied the boiler to the trunk of his car and drove it hundreds of miles from New York to Michigan. Within just a few short years, this same boiler would become the most popular model on the market for dry cleaners and launderers nationally -- and the company founded as a result of that first sale would include approximately 70 employees and a manufacturing facility in Oswego, New York. The highly-skilled staff who fabricated Fulton boilers were ingenuity experts, producing an extraordinarily high number of boilers annually – approximately 2,000 - in an era before high-tech tools and technology were implemented to streamline production.