ANCO, a subsidiary of Trico, is an American company that specializes in windshield wipers. Trico, then known as Tri-Continental Corporation, invented the windshield wiper blade in 1917. Its original Trico Plant No. 1 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Trico (ANCO) is today one of the leading manufacturers of windshield wiping systems, windshield wiper blades and refills globally.