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Gent-L-Kleen<sup>®</sup> celebrates 60<sup>th</sup> anniversary

July 22, 2009
YORK, PA — Founded in 1949 by C.E. Strickler, Jr., Gent-L-Kleen Products Inc. celebrates its 60th anniversary during 2009, according to a press release.
According to the release, the company’s first product was a hand cleaner manufactured under the brand name "Strick."
In 1952, major improvements were made to enhance the product’s cosmetic qualities and the name was changed to Gent-L-Kleen®, the release stated.
Gent-L-Kleen’s early production was formulated in a 20-gallon, ceramic crock with a wooden paddle in the basement of Strickler’s home, which can now be found in the plant’s lobby showcase, the release noted.
More details about the company’s products and history can be found on their website,, the release added.
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