Kolene Celebrates 75 Years

Kolene Corp., founded in downtown Detroit in 1939 by John Shoemaker, celebrates its 75th anniversary in March 2014.

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Kolene Corp., founded in downtown Detroit in 1939 by John Shoemaker, celebrates its 75th anniversary in March 2014.

Built on a strong foundation of solving difficult manufacturing cleaning challenges, Kolene has a diverse portfolio of process technologies. The combination of chemistry, equipment, and service allows Kolene to supply turn-key metal cleaning systems to a wide variety of manufacturers. Industries served by Kolene – both domestic and international – include specialty steel mills, aerospace, defense, transportation, foundries, and general manufacturing.

Today, Kolene remains family-owned and is led by CEO and Chairman Roger Shoemaker, grandson of the founder. Roger is joined on the Board of Directors by his brother Richard. Other family members include Roger’s sons, Peter and Tim, who are also active in the company.

Kolene, still located in Detroit, continues to prosper by providing unique processes backed by dedicated people, long-term customer partnering, and service.

For more information, visit Kolene.com.

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