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April 1, 1958 - Eugene, OR
Automotive Division Formed
Stuart Barr & his partner purchase Auto Body and Paint Supply.
Stuart Barr buys his partner’s half of the business, becoming sole owner of what is now called Industrial Finishes & Systems.
Industrial Finishes & Systems decides to specialize in spray painting equipment.
Glue spray technology developed, and patented, altering the making of plywood in the wood industry.
Major Machine Division formed
Motto: “We are the the Problem Solvers.”
Third automotive paint store opens.
Industrial Division formed, delivering coated abrasives and sandpaper to plywood and particleboard mills in the Pacific Northwest.
Recreation Vehicle Division Formed
A relationship with Safari Motor Coach began, creating the RV Division.
Fifth automotive paint store opens.
Sixth automotive paint store opens.
Industrial Finishes and Systems acquires Superior Steel Fabrication, becoming one of the premier fabricators of precision sheet metal in the Western United States.
Second East Coast distribution center opens.
Industrial Finishes becomes the largest distributor of wide sanding belts in the United States for Norton Abrasives.
Portland, OR (Stark Street)
Industrial Finishes acquires Foster A & F Equipment and Paint Division.
Industrial Finishes begins distribution operations for the R.V. Industry in the Indiana region.
Industrial Finishes opened its doors in Beaverton, OR.
Coos Bay, OR
Industrial Finishes acquires Bay Center Paint Supply (Coos Bay).
Industrial Finishes acquires Full Spectrum Auto Paint and Supply (Vancouver).
Industrial Finishes and Systems becomes the largest distributor of DuPont and BASF automotive paints in the Northwest.
Industrial Finishes begins distribution operations for RV Industry in the Mississippi area.
Ogden, Orem, Salt
Lake City, UT
Aerospace/Military Division Formed
Industrial Finishes and Systems acquires Automotive and Industrial Supply (AIS).
In Utah, Industrial Finishes still operates as AIS.
Industrial Finishes acquires Talley’s Paint.
Carson City, NV
Rancho Cordova, CA
Industrial Finishes acquires Sunrise Automotive Paint
*Industrial Finishes serves customers in 42 states from 26 locations including 21 retail stores.*
City of Industry, CA
Industrial Finishes expands in California
Industrial Finishes opens locations in Fresno, California and Boise, Idaho
Industrial Finishes acquires ABSCO (Lafayette)
Industrial Finishes opens a location in Kathleen, GA