GrafTech International Holdings Inc., commonly referred to as GrafTech, is an American multinational subsidiary company headquartered in Independence, Ohio. GrafTech has been manufacturing carbon and graphite products for over 125 years. GrafTech was listed on the New York Stock Exchange as GrafTech International Ltd. from 1995 to 2015, and is currently a wholly owned subsidiary of the Canadian firm Brookfield Asset Management. The company’s operations are divided into two lines of business: Engineered Solutions and Industrial Materials. GrafTechs customers are located in over 65 countries and represent a wide range of industries and end markets, including steel manufacturing, automotive products, advanced energy and electronics. GrafTech operates 18 facilities, including 13 principal manufacturing facilities and employs approximately 2,400 people. GrafTech’s business was founded in 1886 as the National Carbon Company, which then merged with Union Carbide in 1917, and the business that would later become GrafTech began to operate as the Carbon Products Division of Union Carbide.