Nalco becomes a publicly traded company with an offering of 127,000 shares of stock.
Realizing that foreign nations lag behind America in the conversion from steam to diesel locomotives, Nalco forms an Overseas Division to sell boiler treatments abroad.
Nalco founds its first foreign subsidiary, Nalco Italiana, to meet growing European needs.
Courtney Thompson founds Champion Chemicals (Champion) to sell 100-pound sacks of salt to service companies to produce drilling brine.
Sam White develops Champion’s first oilfield chemical product, Gyptron® SD, a scale dissolver.
Permian Mud Service, Inc., founded by Willard M. Johnson and Hugh Munn, purchases half of Champion Chemicals, Inc. stock, providing a strong sales force to pair with Champion’s product line.
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