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Myers Industries History
Since 1933, Myers Industries has been supplying the undervehicle service industry with reliable products for tire repair and retread. Expanding into polymer manufacturing in 1946, Myers Industries has become a recognized brand in reusable material handling products across multiple markets. See the full history of the Company below.

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1933

Louis and Meyer Myers form a partnership called Myers Tire Supply, which serves as the origin of Myers Industries, Inc.

1946

Manufacturing of plastic and rubber products begins with the founding of Akro-Mils and Patch Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio.

1963

Company is renamed Myers Industries, Inc.

1983

Myers celebrates its 50th year in business.

1983

Myers is listed on the American Stock Exchange - symbol MYE.

1987

Myers acquires Buckhorn Inc., a manufacturer of reusable plastic containers, pallets and molded rubber products.

1989

Myers Industries named to Forbes 200 "Best Small Companies" list.

1992

Forbes again names Myers Industries to its 200 "Best Small Companies" list.

1995

Myers acquires Ameri-Kart Corporation, a rotational molding and thermoforming company, which focuses on the recreational vehicle, marine and custom industries.

1998

Myers acquires Danish company, raaco International, with products similar to its Akro-Mils brand storage and organization products.

1998

Myers purchases majority interest in Myers El Salvador, expanding the Myers Tire Supply's business presence in Central America.

1999

Myers acquires Allibert Équipement in France and Allibert Contico in the United States, both producers of reusable plastic containers and pallets.

1999

Myers acquires Dillen Products and Listo Procucts, both manufacturers of plastic flower containers.

2001

On May 1, 2001, Myers Industries, Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange – symbol MYE.

2004

Myers acquires Productivity California, Inc. (Pro Cal), a leading manufacturer of nursery containers for the professional grower.

2007

Myers acquires ITML Horticulture Products and adds it to its Lawn & Garden segment.

2007

Myers divests the European Material Handling segment.

2008

Myers Celebrates 75 Years in business.

2012

Myers Industries is named one of America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in a survey by Forbes, an honor based on sound management, financial reporting practices and strong corporate governance.

2012

Myers acquires Plasticos Novel S.A. (Novel), a leading manufacturer of reusable plastic crates and totes used for shipping in the beverage, food, and agriculture markets, expanding our material handling presence in Brazil.

2012

Myers acquires Jamco Products, a leading designer and manufacturer of heavy-duty industrial steel carts and safety cabinets used across many markets, complementing our Akro-Mils business and creating a growth platform for “storage and safety products.”

2013

For the second year in a row, Myers Industries, Inc. has been named one of America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in an annual survey commissioned by Forbes.

2014

Myers acquires Scepter, an industry-leading manufacturer of portable marine fuel containers, portable fuel and water containers and accessories, ammunition containers, storage totes and environmental bins.  This expansion aligns strategically with our Material Handling segment. 

2015

Myers completes the sale of its Lawn & Garden business.

2017

Myers divests its Brazilian operating subsidiaries Myers do Brasil and Novel.

2019

Myers acquires Tuffy Manufacturing Inc., a warehouse distributor of tire repair equipment and supplies.