1844

The J.P. Davies Company is founded in Dayton, Ohio as a producer of oils for oil-burning lamp and lubrication uses.

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1892

J.P. Davies becomes the first company to market commercial chip soap. By 1905, we were the first to package chip soap for household use.

1914

Incorporated under Ohio Law as the Davies-Young Soap Company

Soap Specks was a monthly newsleter published by The Davies-Young Soap Company. Pictured left is the July 1930 issue.

The nut of the buckeye tree, a symbol of luck to many Ohioans, inspired the Buckeye brand name for our soap and other cleaning products.

Relocated corporate headquarters, research facilities, and product operations to St. Louis, Missouri

Beginning in 1975, Buckeye became one of the first in its industry to emphasize worker and environmental safety through better products and packaging.

1988

Introduced the Action Pac® - the first recyclable and biodegradable "bag-in-a-box" in the industry.

1994

The company was renamed Buckeye International, Inc.

The patented Action Control System was introduced

1994

The company was renamed Buckeye International, Inc.

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The patented Action Control System was introduced

1999

Buckeye continued to be an innovative leader by introducing the Smart Center and the Smart Sac

2007

Launched the Symmetry Hand Hygiene Program

2009

Launched the Reflections Wood Floor Program

2011

Introduced the Buckeye Eco® Proportioning Program