American Colors Inc. was founded in 1975 in Sandusky, Ohio as a gelcoat manufacturer. In 1976, we began producing pigment dispersions and colorants for our products. We saw a need in the market for high-quality colorants and expanded our product lines into a number of different systems and vehicles for the coatings, plastics, composites and allied industries. A dispersions-only plant in Sandusky, Ohio was opened in 1988.
We sold our gelcoat business and facilities in 1993 to focus on the colorant market and immediately began expanding the dispersions plants and investigating new products and finding additional markets. Recent focus on tolling services and various filling and packaging capabilities expanded our ability to service additional industries. In 2004, our Tennessee operation was moved into a new production facility in Lebanon, Tennessee. In 2006, we opened a factory in Shanghai, China (www.americancolors-cn.com) to complement the Sandusky, Ohio and Lebanon, Tennessee facilities and enables us to provide services internationally in the markets we serve. Our fourth facility opened in July of 2015 in Gallatin, Tennessee. This modern plant and adjoining research and development lab provide additional capacity and capabilities.
A fine quality product will continue to serve when a cheap price is long forgotten. American Colors is a widely recognized provider of high quality pigment dispersions, additives and intermediates. As an employee-owned company we are proud of our reputation and pledge to continue to be the leader in service, quality, and support to our current and future customers.