Paper wholesaler Bernard Seinsheimer opens his business in downtown Cincinnati.
Clopay is named, designed to represent a combination of cloth and paper.
Incorporated as Clopay Corporation.
The company, transformed by wartime demands, begins manufacturing blackout window shades during World War II.
Clopay begins extruding plastics in Cincinnati.
Expansion! Clopay purchases a plant on its current site in Augusta, KY, and moves extrusion capabilities to the new plant.
1960 & ’70s
Company creates films for disposable products utilizing extrusion and embossing. These products include hula hoops, roofing products, dust covers for furniture, window shade films, film for food wrap and plastic bandages film.
Clopay opens a new facility in Nashville, TN.
Griffon Corporation acquires Clopay Corporation.
Clopay Aschersleben GmbH formed as a joint venture between Clopay Plastic Products Company and BBA Fiberweb*.
Clopay acquires Böhme Verpackungsfolien GmbH, located in Bavaria, Germany, and forms Böhme.
Clopay acquires 60% of ISOFILME, forming Clopay do Brasil.
Clopay opens a state-of-the-art pilot plant facility in Mason, OH.
Clopay expands printing by opening facilities in both Aschersleben, Germany, and Nashville, TN.
Clopay acquires full ownership of Clopay Aschersleben GmbH from BBA Fiberweb and full ownership of Clopay do Brasil from ISOFILME.
Clopay acquires Hangzhou SNT Technology Co., Ltd., to create Hangzhou
Clopay Plastic Products Co., Ltd., in the People’s Republic of China.
60,000-square-foot facility expansion in Augusta, KY.
Clopay China moves the facility from Hangzhou to Wujiang, Suzhou.
Clopay now has facilities in four countries on four continents and is a multi-national manufacturer of printed films and laminates.