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Carboline Celebrating 75th Anniversary

The year 2022 marks the 75th anniversary of Carboline, St. Louis-based manufacturer of coatings, linings and fireproofing. Carboline was founded by Stanley Lopata in St. Louis in 1947 and has grown into a global organization.

“2022 marks our 75th anniversary, an accomplishment we are tremendously proud of,” said Chris Tiernay, Carboline president. “For 75 years, Carboline has been solving some of the industry’s most challenging problems. We remain committed to the idea that there is always a solution. On behalf of our employees worldwide, vendor partners and customers, we look forward to the next 75 years.”

Throughout 2022, Carboline will be looking back to its roots and achievements and looking ahead to its plans for the future. Events planned will include both employees and customers in celebration of the milestone. Included in these events will be “75 Ways to Give Back,” where employees worldwide volunteer in their community and share their experience, and “75 Red Buckets of Surprises,” where customers send in their Carboline stories for a chance to receive a signature red bucket filled with Carboline-branded items.

 Among their achievements over the years, Carboline products were used on iconic projects like NASA’s Cape Canaveral launch station, Olympic stadiums and countless other museums, stadiums, refineries, power plants, water tanks and marine vessels.

In its 75 years, Carboline has launched more than 500 products, including brands such as Bitumastic, Carboguard, Carboquick, Carbozinc, Firefilm, Phenoline, Plasite, Polyclad, Pyrocrete, Pyroclad, Reactamine, Sanitile, Thermaline, Thermo-Lag and more.

The company has grown to seven research facilities, 20 manufacturing facilities, and hundreds of warehouses.