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The Euclid Chemical Company Celebrates 100 Years

Published on 2010-05-06. Author : SpecialChem

CLEVELAND -- The Euclid Chemical Company, a global provider of specialty concrete and masonry construction products, recently announced its hundredth year providing quality products and dependable service to more than 1,200 building material suppliers. Euclid Chemical is wholly owned by RPM International, Inc., a $3.5 billion publicly traded corporation located in Medina, Ohio.

Euclid Chemical was originally established as the Klein Building Products Company in 1910. Founder Jacob Klein developed and distributed waterproofing and concrete additive products throughout the Cleveland, Ohio, market. The company became known as The Euclid Chemical Company and its "Euco Method" recognized as an industry standard. Klein's partner, Lawrence Korach, became the sole owner and president in 1951. Korach led Euclid Chemical until 1984 when he retired as president and sold the company to RPM, Inc.

Under the RPM umbrella, Euclid Chemical has continued to grow through domestic and international expansion. Today, the business group is comprised of Euclid USA, Euclid Canada, Eucomex, Euclid Toxement and CAVE. It has numerous joint venture and licensee relationships with partners throughout Latin America, the Asian Pacific and Middle East, providing complete systems for new construction and concrete repair. Its 600-plus specialty products include concrete and masonry admixtures, curing and sealing compounds, epoxy adhesives, dry shake floor hardeners, joint fillers, coatings and grouts marketed under the Euco, Eucon, Dural®, Speed Crete®, Baracade®, Increte and Tamms brands.

In addition to a superior product offering and global distribution network, Euclid Chemical credits its 100-year run to customer service and satisfaction. "Our company was built upon a family-focused foundation," says Moorman Scott, president of Euclid Chemical. "Throughout our growth, we've continued that family atmosphere and personal service to our customers." Euclid Chemical offers a technical support phone line, customer-friendly website and national sales force with dedicated regional representatives. It also has a specialized business development group that assists the design community in project specifications and seminar training that provides AIA learning units.

To commemorate the 100-year anniversary, Euclid Chemical is planning a variety of special events around the globe. Domestically, the company is celebrating with employee gifts and regional functions throughout the year.

Source: The Euclid Chemical Company

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