This year, CRC Industries, Inc., the leading global supplier of specialty chemicals for maintenance, repair and operations professionals and do-it-yourselfers, celebrates its 60th anniversary. Born in October 1958 in a small Pennsylvania garage with a single product, today CRC has 700 employees worldwide and produces more than 2,000 products for a diverse range of applications and industries. The company operates 26 facilities and sells its products in more than 120 countries.
CRC products are sold through wholesale and retail distribution channels in the automotive, heavy truck, industrial, electrical, food and beverage, oil and gas, marine, hardware and aviation markets. Its product offering has grown to include multiple brands and categories, namely cleaners, degreasers, lubricants, penetrants, corrosion inhibitors, additives, grease, gear oil, sealants, paint and equipment. Many CRC products such as CRC Brakleen® Brake Parts Cleaner and CRC 3-36® Multi-Purpose Lubricant & Corrosion Inhibitor are established category leaders and recognized by industry professionals around the world.
“Celebrating 60 years of business is a tremendous milestone for our colleagues before us and all of our current employees across the globe,” said Perry Cozzone, CEO for CRC. “We are proud of our history and the achievements that have led us to where we are today. The dedication and ownership mentality of our employees, our loyal and long-standing customer base, and our unwavering commitment to quality, service and innovation are responsible for our longevity and success.”
CRC unveiled a car build at SEMA - an original 1988 E30 M3 with an S55 twin turbo GDI engine - the 1st engine swap of its kind in the world! The CRC GDI BMW was awarded a top 12 spot in the prestigious SEMA Battle of the Builders and top 3 in the Young Guns category (under 27). The top 12 cars led the SEMA Cruise from the convention center to the closing event, SEMA Ignited, and will also be featured in the Velocity Channel's SEMA special airing in January.
Throughout 2018, a team of college students has been building this dream car (showcasing CRC's leadership in GDI engine solutions while also using CRC, Sta-Lube, K&W and Weld-Aid products and a SmartWasher) with the goal of qualifying for Battle of the Builders and raising money for a local children's charity.
Follow the build team, HONEST ASSEMBLY, on Instagram:
SEMA was just the beginning! Throughout each step of the build, we've been filming a video series that will be released by The Drive in 2019, and we have many more exciting plans for this amazing car.
Check out some of the press coverage of the CRC GDI BMW:
CRC Welcomes Perry Cozzone as new global CEO
Perry Cozzone, formerly president of the Americas for Colorcon, a world leader in pharmaceutical product development, has assumed the role of Global CEO. Cozzone’s experience in leading a global organization will help CRC to achieve its tremendous growth potential as it continues to make strategic investments in its core business lines, emerging markets, operational excellence, acquisitions, innovation and infrastructure.
Scott Grey will transition to CRC President of the Americas as current president Wayne King retires later this year. The company will leverage Scott Grey’s extensive experience with CRC to provide his strategic leadership to the Americas region and support the global initiatives.
Brian Murtaugh, previously vice president of Finance for Berwind Corporation, has joined CRC as Chief Financial Officer.
CRC Industries, Inc. is a global leader in the production of specialty chemicals for maintenance, repair and operational professionals and do-it-yourselfers serving the automotive, industrial, electrical, marine, heavy truck, hardware and aviation markets. CRC operates 26 facilities around the world including 7 manufacturing sites to provide world-class products to its customers.