Category Archives: Johnson & Johnson


Aldrage B. Cooper, 1937 – 2016

Margaret on November 17th, 2016 at 3:01PM

It is with great sadness that Kilmer House notes the passing of Aldrage B. Cooper, a pioneering African American leader at Johnson & Johnson and in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  Born and raised in New Brunswick, Cooper served as the … Continue reading


Johnson & Johnson Cats!

Margaret on May 12th, 2016 at 5:19PM

Johnson & Johnson has been a pioneer in so many ways throughout its 130 year history – the first mass produced sterile surgical dressings and sutures, the first commercial first aid kits, BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages, lifesaving medicines, and so … Continue reading


130 Years Ago: James Wood Johnson Arrives in New Brunswick!

Margaret on January 29th, 2016 at 4:12PM

It’s a cold January day in 1886, exactly 130 years ago. James Wood Johnson, one of the founders of Johnson & Johnson, is on a train heading from New York to Philadelphia. Early in 1885,  Johnson and his brothers Robert … Continue reading


Vincent Utz, a Remarkable Johnson & Johnson Employee Veteran

Margaret on November 11th, 2015 at 1:56PM

Organizations today are constantly searching for new and creative ways to help people to get to know them better. In 1949, General Robert Wood Johnson wrote that “business is people,” and he felt that the best way to get to … Continue reading


Some of Our Earliest Employees Share Their Stories

Margaret on November 6th, 2015 at 5:12PM

Readers who appreciate the long history of Johnson & Johnson might be tempted to wish they could go back in time to hear stories from our earliest employees. Although it seems like an impossible task, there actually is a way … Continue reading


The Laurel Club Meets President Theodore Roosevelt!

Margaret on October 8th, 2015 at 5:52PM

Meeting the President of the United States is a rare honor. In 2014, a Johnson & Johnson employee had lunch with President Barack Obama as part of the company’s participation in the White House Summit on Working Families. More than … Continue reading


Five Cool Facts from Johnson & Johnson History

Margaret on August 20th, 2015 at 6:27PM

August brings heat and humidity to just about everyone, and it’s a time when many people head to the beach, or to air conditioning, or on vacation — or all three combined! So to help everyone stay cool in the … Continue reading

Once considered one of the premiere contemporary fine artists in America, she is largely unknown today, although her works remain in the collections of museums that include New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Art. She … Continue reading

We think of multi-language advertising as a modern phenomenon, but in fact at some companies it goes back decades – sometimes more than a century.   More than 100 years ago, Johnson & Johnson had an in-house Spanish-language advertising department that … Continue reading

BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages were featured on the CBS Sunday Morning annual design show, Sunday Morning by Design, on May 31st. An iconic consumer product and a design classic, BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages are instantly recognizable as a symbol of … Continue reading

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