The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) welcomes Quanex Building Products Corp. in celebration of the company’s 55th year of listing on the NYSE, in addition to the recent appointments of its new executive management team. Photo: NYSE

Quanex Building Products rang in the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) this morning in commemoration of the company’s 55 years being listed on the exchange. George Wilson, who was named Quanex’s president and CEO in December, did the honors.

Video of Wilson ringing the bell can be found on the NYSE Vimeo page. In 2016, Quanex rang the NYSE closing bell to commemorate its 50th anniversary of trading on the NYSE.

Quanex, based in Houston, Texas, is a manufacturer of engineered materials, components and systems for residential and commercial fenestration.

The NYSE bell ringing has been a tradition for over a century with the first guest to ring the opening bell being a ten-year-old boy who won a television game show answering questions about the stock market in 1956.

Companies that are listed on the NYSE have since been allowed to apply for an opportunity to ring the opening or closing bell each day with many companies reserving their spot up to six months in advance, according to WCCO 4 News, a Minnesota based news channel. WCCO also said that approximately 100 million people around the world watch the opening and closing bell ceremonies each day.

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