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Still Making Cymbals After More than 390 Years

Did you know that Zildjian — launched in Turkey in 1623 — has never laid off a single worker in it’s nearly 400 year existence? That’s the story reported by CNBC.com recently. Now based in Norwell, Massachussetts, and still owned and managed by the Zildjian family, the company has never outsourced a job.

Avedis Zildjian III found the magic formula for cymbals during the Great Depression by making them thinner and more tonally appropriate for the pop music of the day. He was able to hire workers during the Depression when most companies were laying off.

Read the full story at the CNBC site.

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