Edison, township (2020 pop. 107,588), Middlesex co., NE N.J., inc. 1870 as Raritan Township, renamed 1954. Edison's varied manufactures include chemicals, metal products, electrical and electronic equipment, machinery, and instruments. Raritan Center is the largest industrial park east of the Mississippi; in 2012, a 17-acre rooftop solar installation was installed there, the largest to that date. Ford had a major manufacturing plant there from 1948-2004, where popular models including the original Mustang was assembled.Menlo Park, the former site of Thomas A. Edison's laboratories, now is a residential community in the township.

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