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Kardol was founded in 1939 to manufacture car appearance products. By 1980, Kardol had over 100 car appearance products and dominated its market within 100 miles of Cincinnati, Ohio. A survey at that time showed that 92% of the new car dealerships in that market used Kardol car appearance products.

In 1980, H.A. (“Sam”) Bedwell bought the company from its two chemist founders. After his purchase, Sam developed a full line of repair products for the automotive paint, body and equipment aftermarket (called the “PBE” market), the marine, hardware paint sundries and consumer markets. Sam’s son Mark joined the company in 1981 and became President in 1982.

After Sam’s death in 2008, Mark looked for a partner to help him run the business. In 2009, Eric Kahn became CEO of Kardol.  Today, Kardol manufactures in the USA and distributes a wide range of products for the autobody, marine and industrial repair markets including masking paper, resin, reducers, solvents, thinners, primers and hardeners as well as car appearance products.  Kardol also has experience in toll manufacturing.  If you are interested in any of our products or services, please Contact Us.







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