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1940's - 1950's

Nalco goes public and international. Champion Chemicals opens.
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1947 Nalco becomes a publicly traded company

Nalco becomes a publicly traded company with an offering of 127,000 shares of stock.

1950 Nalco develops an overseas division

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.

1952 Nalco founds first foreign subsidiary

Nalco founds its first foreign subsidiary, Nalco Italiana, to meet growing European needs.

1953 Champion Chemicals is founded

Courtney Thompson founds Champion Chemicals (Champion) to sell 100-pound sacks of salt to service companies to produce drilling brine.

1956 Champion develops first oilfield product

Sam White develops Champion’s first oilfield chemical product, Gyptron® SD, a scale dissolver. 

1959 Permian Mud Service purchases Champion stock

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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