Frigidaire was first named the Guardian Frigerator Company when it was founded by Nathaniel Wales and Alfred Mellowes in 1918. The two business owners didn’t have the money to manufacture refrigerators on a large scale and ended up getting help from William Durant, who was part of General Motors.
The company was then named Frigidaire and became one of the top manufacturers of refrigerators. The company was first purchased by the White Sewing Company in 1979, but it was then bought by Swedish company Electrolux in 1986 and has remained in their hands ever since. The company still produces refrigerators that are supplied worldwide.