1937: in the 1937 Mandle Zaban borrowed $6,000 from his life insurance policy. Together with his brother Sam, William Eplan and Sam Powell, Mandle launched Zep Manufacturing Company. First year sales totaled less than $100,000.
1970: Harry Maziar worked in the insurance business for a while, and then tried his hand at the grocery business and laundry business before landing a job a Zep sales rep. Within five years he became the first director sales of Zep.
1980: during the 80’s Zep’s rapid growth under Maziar continued. More branches were added and those braches along for new products further spurred zep’s growth. The customer base expanded to over 300,00 active customers.
1990: Zep’s Atlanta factory is an imposing multi-buildings complex totaling 600,000 square feet of complicated mazes of pipes. 55 raw material storage tanks and 37 mixing kettles. It is here where plant workers blend more than 1,000 different products each year.
2000: it was a year of change. It was the start of a new decade, but at the same time was also the end 20th century. Changes were aplenty at Zep, as Richard Manning became the company’s seventh President.
Today: two noteworthy events in Zep’s recent history include partnering with both the Georgia Aquarium and the Atlanta Braves to become their “Official Cleaning Products supplier”. Zep is proud to have its products earn such honors.