History - Crown Products

(2014) Crown Products turns 95 years old!
“Crown Products turns 95 years old!”

(2014) New trucks hit the road
“New trucks hit the road”

(2010) Philips light bulbs
“Crown Products signs contract to distribute Philips light bulbs. Crown Products receives a grant from the government to conduct value stream mapping to help our business run more efficiently.”

(2009) Howard Rosenzweig
“Crown Products begins to use UPS real-time tracking and develops a third party LTL freight relationship in order to solidify and improve our switch to “next day” delivery schedules, which also expanded our area of service. Crown Janitorial President Howard Rosenzweig receives award from The Institutes of Applied Human Dynamics for his work in the community”

(2008) Tracking information
“Equipped all Crown Products trucks with GPS & cell phones to help our drivers continue to make fast deliveries. Tracking information helps our Customer Service Department continue to serve our customers more efficiently. “

(2007) Good Earth
“Crown Janitorial Products introduces its GOOD EARTH line of environmentally friendly and EPA approved cleaning products.”

(2003) Bull Bag
“Crown Janitorial Products launches its BULL BAG line of plastic trash liners and compactor tubing. The Bull Bags unique blend of recycled resin and proprietary material and blends quickly makes Crown Janitorial a leader in the New York City market place!”

(2001) Spartan Chemicals
“Began distributing private label aerosols from Claire. Crown Janitorial started doing business with Spartan Chemicals & Bay West.”

(2000) Disinfectants
“Same year Crown Janitorial Products private label of cleaners, aerosols, and disinfectants is introduced.”

(2000) Janitorial Products
“Howard Rosenzweig and Richard Saltzman team up with Peter Mollo to form Crown Janitorial Products.”

(1999) Recycling Business
“Crown Products starts recycling business for people with disabilities and gets grant from the government. 7, 000 square feet of existing warehouse space is donated for this cause.”

(1999) Peter Mollo
“Peter Mollo takes over as President of Crown Products.”

(1998) Intertape Polymer Group
“Crown Products begins to distribute for Intertape Polymer Group. “

(1995) Sigma Stretch Film
“Crown Products began to distribute Sigma Stretch Film. “

(1994) 75th year of doing business
“Crown Products celebrate its 75th year of doing business.”

(1992) Distribute Sealed Air products
“Crown Products began to distribute Sealed Air products. “

(1989) President of Crown Products
“Sam takes over as President of Crown Products.”

(1988) Marshall Klein sells company
“Marshall Klein sells company to his brother Sam Klein.”

(1982) Nepperhan Avenue
“May 1st – Company moves to 450 Nepperhan Avenue in Yonkers, NY”

(1977) July 1st – Bernard Klein Inc.
“July 1st – Bernard Klein Inc. starts doing business as Crown Products.”

(1960) Riverdale Avenue building
“Addition put on Riverdale Avenue building. Sam Klein acts as the general contractor.”

(1955) Started selling electrical tape
“Started selling electrical tape thru subsidiary company – Berkley Insulation Company.”

(1954) 217 Riverdale Ave
“Company moves to 217 Riverdale Ave in Yonkers, NY because the City of Yonkers decides to use the property as the site for an Urban Development area.”

(1949) March 1st – Bernard Klein Inc
“March 1st – Bernard Klein Inc. starts doing business as Crown Paper. Marshall Klein takes over as President.”

(1948) Bernard’s son-in-law Irving Fox
“Bernard’s son-in-law Irving Fox (married to daughter Lillian) comes to work for the company.”

(1945) Crown Products starts selling paper
“Crown Products starts selling paper bags to grocery stores.”

(1944) Sam Klein
“While home on furlough, Sam Klein delivers for the first time for his father. However, he burns out the engine on his way to Peekskill, NY by forgetting to fill the truck up with oil.”

(1941) Bernard Klein
“Bernard Klein Inc. loses employees to the draft for World War II.”

(1940) Marshall Klein
“Marshall Klein enters the Army (stationed in the South Pacific).”

(1936) Company moves into larger building
“Company moves into larger building at 38 Clinton St. in Yonkers, NY to do business.”

(1932) Company moves to space
“Company moves to space at 47 Clinton St. in Yonkers, NY to do business.”

(1925) Bernard Klein
“Bernard Klein continually turns down bootleggers asking him to run liquor during Prohibition.”

(1925) Europe
“Bernard Klein decides to close business for 1 month to visit relatives in Europe.”

(1924) Yonkers
“Bernard’s son Marshall Klein accidentally burns down building at Prospect St. in Yonkers, NY while playing. Company moves to Stanley Avenue in Yonkers, NY.”

(1919) May 1st
“May 1st – Bernard Klein starts business selling paper bags on a pushcart at the suggestion of his wife Gussie.”