The establishment of the Foundation came from the philosophy of the same person who began the Onan Company enterprise. While there has not been a connection between the Foundation and Onan Company and successors for many years, we provide this information to those who may be interested.
Click here to view or download the 1944 history?as a PDF document.
Onan Company History 1982
In 1982 company management contracted with a writer to produce a comprehensive and up to date company history. Only an incomplete draft was produced. I have pulled the pieces together in publishable form and made small corrections and additions. I added a Related Subject section to the end which includes some material and illustrations for the period of David Onan?s active business life.