Potters purchases the assets of Vitro Minerals, Inc., located in Jackson, TN.
Potters moves to new joint corporate and R&D headquarters in Malvern, PA.
Potters purchases the glass bead manufacturing assets of Ennis-Flint in Palestine, TX and Thomasville, NC and sells ThermoDrop® assets to Ennis-Flint.
Potters Industries becomes stand-alone company as it is acquired by The Jordan Group (TJG).
Potters helps draft language of the “FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018” requiring the FAA to conduct a third-party study highlighting the benefits of using Type III versus Type I beads on commercial airfields.
Potters drafts language inserted into the “National Defense Authorization Act of 2018” that requires the Department of Defense to conduct cost benefit analyses for any military airfield markings project.
Potters introduces Thermodrop®, an innovative new thermoplastic binder.
Acquisition of Sovitec facilities in Belgium, Spain, Argentina and France
Potters celebrates 100th Anniversary
Potters is granted a United States patent for Visilok®, an innovative new product that drastically reduces drying time for waterborne paint
Potters develops testing methodology, helps define appropriate standards and draft language that is incorporated into Federal Highway Bill Map-21 “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (Map-21)”, which establishes heavy metal limits in glass beads for road marking.
Potters Industries and Dow Chemicals develop Visilok® Intermix Glass Bead System.
Potters and Epoplex develop Visimax®.
PQ/Potters acquires Flex-O-Lite Inc. which adds three additional manufacturing locations—Muscatine, IA, Paris, TX & St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
Potters acquires certain assets of Cataphote
Potters helps Draft HR288 Roadway Safety Program–First highway safety bill calling for $3 billion/year solely for highway safety concerns. More lines and wider lines are included in proposed legislation.
Potters sponsors the first comprehensive “Wider Lines Research Study” conducted by the Texas Transportation Institute. This study defines the safety improvements achieved by using wider lines on our roadways.
Potters acquires a controlling interest in Interminglass Sp. Z.o.o., Poland.
ATSSA proposes and Potters and the industry support the First Work Zone Safety Legislation.
TEA-21 Legislation – Legislative Fly-In–Potters represents glass bead industry for safety.
Potters sponsors “Minimum Levels of Retroreflectivity”, working in conjunction with the pavement marking industry and ATSSA. This proposal for minimal levels of retroreflectivity is presented to FHWY.
Potters moves headquarters from Parsippany, NJ to Berwyn, PA
Potters presents “Benefit/Cost Analysis of Lane Markings” to FHWY. This is the first comprehensive analysis of the financial benefit of lane markings in terms of dollars saved and accidents prevented. This report is still referenced by FHWY today.
Joint venture formed with a prominent Thai National, Mr. Sompong Dowpiset, and a plant near Bangkok, Thailand is constructed.
Potters sells Anaheim property to Walt Disney Company, enabling them to expand Disneyland.
Potters moves corporate headquarters to Parsippany, NJ
Large bead facility constructed in West Auckland, United Kingdom
Acquisition of Canasphere Ltd., a Canadian operation in Moose Jaw.
Potters’ conducts “The Visual Link to Safer Travel”, the first extensive independent research still referenced by Federal Highways that linked edge lines to reduced traffic crashes, deaths and injuries.
Plant in St. Pourcain, France is constructed.
Northern Cullet, Ltd. Is acquired through U. K. subsidiary (PBL).
Canby, Oregon plant is built.