You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to appreciate our Company’s history—but being a compassionate and visionary chemist might help.
Syd Weisberg witnessed a terrible amount of waste back in the 1950s. The Chicago chemist and inventor saw first hand the time, energy and natural resources squandered on producing, shipping and disposing of cleaning formulations that were 90% water. He saw millions of steel pails and multi-gallon drums shipped around the world only to be emptied and discarded. Weisberg also discovered very few people actually understood how to correctly (and safely) dilute the extremely hazardous formulations for cleaning. Weisberg knew the answer to the waste and danger he saw could be found through innovation and education. So in 1964, he and his business partner, Marvin Klein, started the PortionPac Chemical Corporation; founding the Company on 5 key principles:
- Human Health and Safety
- Environmental Responsibility
- Improvement of Work Conditions for Custodians
Over the years, PortionPac’s innovation in concentrated, pre-measured detergents has proved safer, smarter and easier on the environment (not to mention more cost effective and simpler to use). As the first Company in the cleaning industry to emphasize educational materials for the proper use of its products, PortionPac’s dedication to improving worker’s health remains a driving force for the Company.
Since our inception, we’ve formulated our products and services for safety and the environment. PortionPac’s long history of loyalty to our associates, suppliers and end users has earned us the respect and trust of some of the finest companies and organizations in the industry. We deeply appreciate this and remain committed to providing products and practices that are safe, effective, profitable, sustainable, drive industry leadership standards, and work to improve the human condition.
(Syd would’ve wanted it that way.)