The invention of the elevator is important in itself, let alone important to have a company creating them. Without elevators, we wouldn't be able to haul heavy equipment up to higher stories.
Invention of the Typewriter-Christopher Sholes
The invention of the typewriter lead to the invention of the computer. Without the typewriter, we wouldn't have been able to write typed papers, and probably wouldn't have gotten as far in technology with computers as we are today.
Founding of the Standard Oil Company-John D. Rockefeller
The foundation of the Standard Oil Company meant more oil would have been produced. This lead to more money in the economy.
Foundation of Swift & Company- Gustavus Swift
Not only did Gustavus Swift found the meat processing company known as Swift & Company, but he also invented the refrigerated train car. Without this, we couldn't transport food to different areas of the company without them spoiling.
Invention of the Telephone-Alexander Graham Bell
The cell phone is one of the most widely used inventions of modern times. Without the invention of the telephone, there wouldn't be the existence of the cell phone.
Foundation of F. W. Woolworth Company (Foot Locker)-F. W. Woolworth
With the foundation of Foot Locker, we have an easy and convienent way to buy shoes. Without Foot Locker and other stores, it would be hard to get a decent pair of shoes when we needed them.
Invention of the Light Bulb-Thoman Edison
The invention of the lightbulb is probably one of the most important inventions in history. Without it we wouldn't have electricity, something that every American uses in their daily lives.
Invention of the Linotype Machine-Ottmar Mergenthaler
The Linotype machine was the first step in producing pictures, which evolved into the computer printer. Without this, advertisements would have to be made by scratch.
Foundation of Eastman Kodak Company- George Eastman
Cameras are widely used to this day, and without companies such as Kodak we wouldn't be able to produce and buy cameras. Next time we need to take a picture, we can thank Kodak!
Foundation of Carnegie Steel Company-Andrew Carnegie
Carnegie was one of the richest people during the industrial revolution for investing in steel. With the bessemer process, we were able to find a way to make fast and sturdier steel, which mean bigger and sturdier buildings.