The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore. – Dale Carnegie

American Ingenuity. It’s a certain kind of innovation that we, as Americans, are known for. The kind of innovation that comes from boldly attempting what no one has ever done before, which basically describes our entire company history.

When we started our business, we accomplished things that no one else had ever attempted – like inventing the first coin-operated locker. Right from the start, American Locker has continually led this industry we invented with an unstoppable series of innovative solutions.

And it’s that spirit of exploration, invention and adventure that call us to celebrate those who dare to be first.

On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas and blazed a trail for the whole world to follow.

In 1776, Thomas Jefferson invented the first swivel chair. And then he sat down on it and drafted the United States Declaration of Independence.

In the 1830s, Daniel Morse invented the telegraph and the Morse Code, completely revolutionizing long-distance communication.

On October 14, 1947, American Air Force test pilot Chuck Yeager flew the Bell X-1, an experiment aircraft, at Mach 1.07 at an altitude of 45,000 ft. In doing so, he became the first person to break the sound barrier.

In 1953, the world’s first coin-operated locker was invented by American Locker, paving the way for an entire industry built on innovative locker solutions. That invention has led to state-of-the-art technology that turns lockers into revenue generators. Innovations in our keyless lockers, coupled with management software, are improving the customer experience and creating new ways for companies to increase their revenue.

Thanks to American Ingenuity, lockers aren’t just for security anymore. We make lockers that accept credit cards, charge laptops, send text messages and basically just kick ass.

Invented here. Made here. That’s American Ingenuity.