The Graham Group is an alliance of independent operating businesses and investment firms which share in the legacy of entrepreneur Don Graham, an engineer who built and ran several global manufacturing businesses commencing from a modest start in a farmhouse basement in central Pennsylvania.
At age 27, with two engineering degrees in hand, some experience working as an engineer for the U.S. Army and in the industrial sector, Don founded a design engineering firm in a farmhouse basement in York, Pennsylvania. That was 1960.
From this farmhouse basement operation emerged three advanced manufacturing and industrial technology businesses run by Don which today generate several billion dollars in annual revenue, producing plastics packaging, materials processing equipment/technology, and building products.
Don built these businesses without ever bringing in outside equity and funded their growth through internally-generated cash flow.
In more recent years, The Graham Group has grown to include five independent investment businesses which collectively manage several billion dollars in private capital, and at any moment in time own controlling interests dozens of operating businesses spanning industries which range from industrial technologies to advanced manufacturing to software development, education and sports.