L3Harris has its roots in both the entrepreneurial spirit of the American Industrial Revolution and the earliest days of the space program. Nearly 125 years ago, Alfred Harris of Niles, OH, created a faster printing press, solving a key industry problem and establishing the Harris Automatic Press Company. In the following decades, Harris built on that early innovation in printing and evolved into an electronic communications provider. As the space race accelerated, Harris, through the acquisition of Radiation Inc., became a leader in miniaturized electronic tracking and pulse code technology. It was in the 1970s that Harris Corporation relocated to Melbourne, FL, and began truly transforming itself into a global communications and information technology company.