Plant No. 1: The 'Birthplace of IBM' 100 Years Later
Before IBM became an information machine, it operated out of its modest first home, the site called simply â€œPlant No. 1â€ in Endicott, NY. It was in Endicott that Thomas J. Watson, Sr., the chairman and CEO of International Business Machines from 1914 to his death in 1956, attempted to define the architectural image of such a business, combining the hand labor of manufacturing with the intellectual work of engineering.