100 Years of “Caring for Work Environments®”
The five Zucker brothers found State Chemical with Jay Zucker as first Company President.
No. 1 Green SweepingCompound
State Chemical’s first product in 1911 still remains in our product line and boasts customers who have reordered the product for decades.
State Chemical already needs to move tolarger headquarters in the Ohio Building, later expanding to the entire building.
The Company builds a 16,000 sq. ft. building on Superior Avenue.
State Chemical’s takes over theSuperior Avenue Baptist Church to expand its headquarters. The local newspaper ran a story with the headline “Cleanliness and Godliness – Under One Roof”
State Chemical moves to new and biggerheadquarters on Hamilton Avenue. Introduction of State 999® a safety cleaner and degreaser.
Malcum Zucker, son of Jay, becomes President of State Chemical.
The Company opens a newmanufacturing facility in Puerto Rico.
The Company opens a new manufacturing facility in California, expands into larger warehouses in New Jersey, Georgia and Seattle.
State Chemicalcleans up the statue of General Moses Cleaveland on Cleveland Public Square to celebrate the 182nd anniversary of General Cleaveland’s landing at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River in 1796 and foundingthe city that later became Cleveland. State Chemical personnel, as well as the necessary pressure sprayers and detergent, do the job.
Grease-B-Gone® drain maintainer is introduced.
1986November 11: 75th anniversary of State Chemical. Cleveland Mayor George Voinovich proclaims the date as “State Chemical Day”.
Introduction of Fragrance Factory®
Hal Uhrman, thethird generation, becomes President of State Chemical. Introduction of Soap Factory®.
1990 & 1991
State Chemical buys Hyline International, a Canadian company based in Ontario, that becomes State...