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Our History



Over 90 years of leading innovation in factory applied coatings

Since our rich history that began over 90 years ago, we've constantly been on the leading edge of coatings protection through innovative products and application solutions for machine coaters. Our story began in 1925 as the CREO-DIPT Stained Shingles Company, and today, we leverage the power of PPG to connect machine applicators with world-class products, global distribution and local technical support.

1925

Our tradition began as Creo-Dipt, a manufacturer of solid color oil stain for pre-stained shakes and shingles.     

1950

Creo-Dipt becomes OLYMPIC® Stain Products. INNOVATION: a fully connected network of distributors is established throughout the United States and Canada. 

 

1975

The Olympic Torchbrush logo is introduced. INNOVATION: new products included MACHINECOAT®, Stormguard, Super Premium, WATERGUARD® Wood, Waterguard-Multi and Procoat Professional Stains. 

1989

PPG acquires Olympic Stain Products

1998

Olympic Machine Applied Coatings introduced

2000

The PPG Machine Applied Coatings brand is born. INNOVATION: DURACOLOR, MachineCoat Plus and the next generation of machine applied coatings