FMC Corporation is a chemical manufacturing company headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. FMC employs some 5,000 people world wide, and had gross revenues of US$ 3.4 billion in 2011. Founded in 1883 as the Bean Spray Pump Company in Los Gatos, California by John Bean. The company's first product was a piston pump. Bean invented the pump to spray insecticide on the many fruit orchards in the area. A Bean sprayer is on display at the Forbes Mill museum there. Bean Avenue in downtown Los Gatos is named after John Bean. In 1928, Bean Spray Pump purchased Anderson-Barngrover Co. and...