W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Since 1958, Gore has developed products that improve lives. At the center of these solutions is polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), a polymer with exceptional properties like high tensile strength, a low dielectric constant, UV resistance and many more. In 1969, the possibilities for PTFE expanded with Bob Gore’s discovery of expanded PTFE, or ePTFE.
Today, with more than $3 billion in annual revenue, the enterprise is privately owned and is one of the 200 largest privately held U.S. companies.