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C-Line Thru The Years

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Not many companies can claim they’ve been serving the needs of their customers for 65 years, but happily, C-Line can. Since 1949, C-Line has been a leading developer and manufacturer of office supplies, with a product line that features storage, identification and organization products. Here is a look at the last 65 years...
2014 C-Line celebrates 65 years of excellence
2011 - 2012 Won BSA Product Innovation awards for plaid storage line, biodegradable expanding files and multi-section project folders
2010 Introduced fashion-focused line of plaid organizational products

Expansion into the education market with the introduction of reusable dry erase pockets

2008 First ever biodegradable polypropylene top loading sheet protector & project folder introduced
2004 First ever antimicrobial protected polypropylene top loading sheet protector introduced
1999 Achieved industry leading fill rates of 99.6% while shortening order turn-around time
1998 Corporate headquarters and manufacturing moved to Mt. Prospect, IL
1984 Jim Krumwiede joined company with focus on customer service & product marketing
1980 First ever polypropylene top loading sheet protectors introduced to North America
1979 New manufacturing facility opened in Waco, TX
1977 West Coast Distribution Center opened in Sacramento, CA
1971 13,000 sq ft added to Des Plaines, IL facility
1966 Name changed to C-Line Products, Inc. Report covers added. Company moved to Des Plaines, IL
1959 Introduced Cleer Adheer® & “Hello my name is” badge which becomes an icon recognized around the world
1957 Moved to Harwood Heights, IL
1953 Bob Krumwiede joined company. Sheet protectors and shop ticket holders added to line.
1949 Chicago Desk Pad Co. logo - Seal of QualityElmer Krumwiede founded The Chicago Desk Pad Co., offering desk pads, desk accessories & telephone book covers

65 Years of C-Line Products

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