The Johnson & Johnson Corporation is a medical products manufacturer.
It has historically been located on the Delaware and Raritan Canal, in New Brunswick, New Jersey; although the company threatened to move its headquarters out of New Brunswick in the 1960s, it decided to stay in town when city officials promised to gentrify downtown New Brunswick by demolishing old buildings and constructing new ones. While New Brunswick lost at least one historic edifice (the inn where Rutgers University began) to the redevelopment, the gentrification did attract people back to New Brunswick. Johnson and Johnson hired I.M. Pei to design an addition to its headquarters, which took the form of a white tower in a park by the railroad tracks.
The corporation's consumer products division is located in Skillman, New Jersey. One of the early CEOS of J&J was Robert Wood Johnson, and he reportedly improved sanitary practices in the 19th century, as well as contributing his name to a hospital in New Brunswick.
Its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange using the ticker symbol JNJ.