Samuel D. Wise loans his younger brother, Jacob B. Wise, $100 to purchase Garland Refining Company.
The company name is changed under Ohio law to The Garland Company, Inc.®
Garland purchases large plant and warehouse property at 3800 East 91st Street in Cleveland, Ohio, which remains the company headquarters today.
Plant operations are unionized, making Garland one of the earliest – if not the first – manufacturers of industrial paints to run a union shop.
The Garland Company celebrates its 50th anniversary.
On May 1, Mel Chrostowski, Dick Olivier and Doug Raynow enter into agreement to purchase The Garland Company. Their leadership marks the beginning of a new era for Garland. By year’s end, they are joined by Dick DeBacco, Perry Demming, Bill Oley and Elmer Soliday, forming a solid group of visionaries to take Garland to the next level.
Garland initiates employee ownership through the ESOP program.
Garland becomes the first in the U.S. commercial roofing industry to achieve ISO 9002 certification.
The Garland Company celebrates 100 years of continuing growth and success.
Garland ISO 9001 certification for research and development begins.
Garland is recognized by NorthCoast 99 as one of the best places to work in Northeast Ohio.
ISO 9001:2000 certification is achieved.
Garland becomes 100 percent employee owned through ESOP.
Garland achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification, assuring customers of our ongoing commitment to continuous quality improvement.
Garland is one of only five regional employers to be honored with the NorthCoast 99 Legacy Award, which is reserved for organizations that have won the NorthCoast 99 award from the Employers Resource Council (ERC) for 10 years.
Garland begins manufacturing all reflective materials at its West Coast manufacturing facility.
Garland receives the Employers Resource Council (ERC) NorthCoast 99 award for the fifteenth consecutive year as one of the best places to work in Northeast Ohio.
Garland is honored with the Smart Business Longevity Award, recognizing 122 years in business in Cleveland.
Garland is recognized as a NorthCoast 99 best workplace in Northeast Ohio - our eighteenth consecutive recognition!