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The Meaning Behind MadgeTech

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MadgeTech is a well-known name worldwide for its quality data logging systems and dedication to customer service, but what is the meaning behind the name?

In 1996, Norman Carlson began his entrepreneurial journey, starting out as a one-man operation and transforming it into a 60+ employee company with over 100 distributors across the globe. Although he put in the hard work, Norm can’t take all the credit for his success, instead, he says it’s his Great-Aunt Madge who helped him pave the way.

When Great-Aunt Madge passed away, she left Norm with $2,750, which he invested into his passion of creating innovative ideas (specifically geared towards data loggers) by purchasing a Gateway PC. With his new Gateway PC, Norm had the ability to take his ideas and turn them into actual material. He spent a considerable amount of time designing hardware, writing firmware and the entire software for the first data logger he created, the Temp101 temperature data logger.

The success of designing his first data logger and software lead Norm to open his own business, turning what was once a small dream of his into a reality. With the opening of the company, Norm wanted to pay tribute to his Great-Aunt Madge and with a little bit of brainstorming, the name MadgeTech was created.

About Kelly:

Kelly Wright joined the MadgeTech team in May of 2016 as a Marketing Content Writer, bringing with her years of education and firsthand experience in media and communications. Kelly is a key contributor in researching and developing interesting, valuable content. As a certified HACCP manager, Kelly demonstrates her expertise at events and tradeshows around the country representing MadgeTech.