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WD-40 Company

WD-40 Company
Public (NASDAQ: WDFC)
Industry Chemical
Founded 1953
Headquarters San Diego, California
Key people
Garry Ridge, CEO
Products WD-40, 3-In-One Oil, Lava, Spot Shot, X-14, Carpet Fresh, and 2000 Flushes
Website .com.wd40www

WD-40 Company is a San Diego, CA-based manufacturer of household chemicals, including its signature lubricant, WD-40, as well as 3-In-One Oil, Lava, Spot Shot, X-14, Carpet Fresh, and 2000 Flushes.[1] It markets its products in more than 160 countries.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Products 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

WD-40 Company headquarters in San Diego

Rocket Chemical Company was founded in 1953. In 1969, John S. Barry, on becoming President and CEO, changed the name to WD-40 Company after what was then its only product. Barry, who died July 3, 2009, reportedly made the name change on the basis that the Rocket Chemical Company did not make rockets.[2][3] The company went public in 1973. Its NASDAQ stock symbol is (NASDAQ: WDFC).

Products

In addition to its flagship WD-40 product, the WD-40 Company has acquired several household-products companies, adding such brand names as 3-In-One Oil, Lava, Spot Shot, X-14, Carpet Fresh, and 2000 Flushes to its roster.

References

  1. ^ Killion, Andy (April 9, 2007). "Revenue, Net Income Both Rise at WD-40".  
  2. ^ Martin, Douglas. "John S. Barry, Main Force Behind WD-40, Dies at 84". The New York Times, July 22, 2009.
  3. ^ John Barry dies at 84; former executive made WD-40 a household name LA Times Obituary

External links

  • Official website
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