1913

Woodrow Wilson

March 4, 1913

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson takes office as US Predident

1918

Berryman Beginnings

January 1, 1918

Berryman Beginnings

Waldo B. “Pappy” Berryman trades a prize wining stud horse for tire sealing formula

1919

Treaty Of Versailles

June 28, 1919

Treaty Of Versailles ends World War 1

1919

It’s Official

December 23, 1919

It’s Official

Tire Sealing patent is transferred

1920

Berryman goes coast to coast

June 1, 1920

Berryman goes coast to coast

Pappy and the family travel coast to coast in a converted wood panel 1925 Graham Truck, bartering his Sealex Tire Sealer for meals, fuel and accommodations — setting up production in a rented room, mixing his formula in the bathtub, then filling orders from his truck the next day.

1920

Right to vote

July 19, 1920

Right to vote

Women obtain the right to vote

1920

Berryman establishes first manufacturing site

August 1, 1920

Berryman establishes first manufacturing site

Located in a back-woods area of Lima, Ohio, an old shack is converted to serve as the first manufacturing site for Berryman Products

1922

APFA

September 27, 1922

APFA

APFA becomes NFL

1927

Babe Ruth

September 30, 1927

Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth sets home run record

1929

Car Radio

April 19, 1929

Car Radio

Car Radio invented

1930

Berryman product innovation

February 1, 1930

Berryman product innovation

Fist 3-piece tune-up Kit is introduced – Solvall, Oilzall, Lubrex

1930

Expanding the line

June 1, 1930

Expanding the line

Other products such as Coolex, EZ Doz-It, Zingo, Bloxit are added to the line.

1933

Prohibition

December 1, 1933

Prohibition

Prohibition ends

1936

Buick

January 1, 1936

Buick

Buick introduces first electric turn signals

1938

VW Beetle

May 1, 1938

VW Beetle introduced

1940

Berryman distribution expands to 3 facilities

March 1, 1940

Berryman distribution expands to 3 facilities

In addition to Lima, OH, Berryman now has additional distribution sites in Encino, CA and Dallas, TX

1941

Mount Rushmore

October 31, 1941

Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore is completed

1949

Oldsmobile Rocket

January 1, 1949

Oldsmobile Rocket 88 is introduced, often cited as the first muscle car

1952

Seatbelts

April 1, 1952

Seatbelts

Car seat belts are introduced

1954

Tubeless Tires

February 23, 1954

Tubeless Tires

Tubeless tires are offered in all new American cars

1954

Introduction of Parts Dip Cleaner

March 14, 1954

Chem-Dip® Carburetor and Parts Cleaner is introduced – over time becoming an industry leading parts cleaner

1956

Chevy

July 1, 1956

Chevy

57′ Chevy is introduced

1958

Flagship product is developed

May 15, 1958

Flagship product is developed

B-12 Chemtool® is developed as a multi-purpose fuel system cleaning solvent, soon becoming Berryman’s flagship product. (Fun Fact: The product was originally introduced as B-1·2, a 2-step product for the crankcase and the fuel system; the name was quickly changed to B-12.)

1959

Historic plane crash kills BUddy Holly

February 3, 1959

Historic plane crash kills musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson. Feb 3, ’59 is dubbed as “The Day the Music Died”

1960

US Families

January 1, 1960

80% of US families now own at least 1 car

1960

Pappy Retires

January 1, 1960

Pappy Retires

Waldo B. “Pappy” retires

1961

John F. Kennedy

January 20, 1961

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy takes office

1964

Ford Mustang

February 1, 1964

Ford Mustang

Ford introduces its first Mustang

1969

Neil Armstrong

July 20, 1969

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong becomes first man on the moon

1970

AMC Gremlin

January 23, 1970

AMC Gremlin is introduced

1970

Berryman has a new owner

August 23, 1970

Berryman has a new owner

R.H. Blankenship purchases Berryman Products Inc.

1973

Secretariat

March 30, 1973

Secretariat wins the Triple Crown

1975

Company moves to new location

January 11, 1975

Company moves to new location

Berryman moves to larger facilities in Arlington, TX where it is still located today

1976

United States Bicentennial

July 4, 1976

United States Bicentennial

United States celebrates its Bicentennial

1979

Cell Phones

April 3, 1979

Cell phones are invented

1986

Family members purchase the company

January 1, 1986

Family members purchase the company

R.H. Blankenship sells the company to immediate family members after many years of working their way through the ranks and learning the business

1989

Berlin Wall

November 9, 1989

Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall falls

1990

New products are introduced

May 1, 1990

New products are introduced

New products such as Brake Cleaner and Octane Booster are introduced

1991

Nolan Ryan

May 1, 1991

Nolan Ryan pitches record 7th no-hitter

1995

Berryman introduces H.E.S.T.

May 1, 1995

H.E.S.T. tagline is introduced to demonstrate the unique properties of the products that truly set them apart from the competition

1996

Dallas Cowboys

January 28, 1996

Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys win their 5th Superbowl championship

1998

Chemtooler is born

January 1, 1998

Chemtooler is born

Chemtooler mascot is created by Ed “Big Daddy” Roth as a fun and edgy way to interact with the end user

1998

Titanic

February 24, 1998

Titanic becomes highest grossing film

2001

iPod

October 23, 2001

First iPod is released to the marketplace

2002

More H.E.S.T. Products are introduced

March 17, 2002

More H.E.S.T. Products are introduced

B-12 Chemtool®Total Fuel System Cleanup, B-12 Chemtool®Professional 3-Step Fuel System Maintenance Kit are developed using H.E.S.T.

2010

Avatar surpasses Titanic

January 25, 2010

Avatar surpasses Titanic as highest grossing film of all time

2010

Product development continues

April 23, 2010

Product development continues

B-33 Engine Degreaser and B-104 Lemon Fresh Towelettes are two examples of highly effective, yet eco-friendly products that are introduced into the Berryman line

2011

Texas Rangers

October 15, 2011

Texas Rangers become back to back American League Champions