1/1/1970

27 Mar, 2017
Ed Lowe helps organize the Sorptive Mineral Institute, a national, nonprofit trade association representing producers and marketers of products made from absorbent clay minerals.

2/16/1961

27 Mar, 2017
Lowe’s Inc. promotes new “track-proof” Kitty Litter.

12/1952

27 Mar, 2017
Life magazine mentions Kitty Litter in an article about the largest cat show in the country held in Los Angeles during National Cat Week.

8/1981

26 Mar, 2017
Lowe’s Inc introduces its Tidy Cat brand to the Canadian market.

1/1/1972

26 Mar, 2017
Lowe’s Inc. and its subsidiaries employ 250 people.

1/1/1963

26 Mar, 2017
Lowe’s acquires Petpak, a Milwaukee-based pet products firm, which included a bird bell operation. Two years later it moves manufacturing and packaging operations to Cassopolis, Mich.

10/1/1953

26 Mar, 2017
Ed forms a new company, Happy Day Products Inc., to overcome pricing problems and profit demands between the pet store market and the grocery industry. A few months later, Happy Day ...

10/1980

25 Mar, 2017
Lowe’s Inc. implements a corporate-wide program to encourage wellness and good health.

8/1/1968

25 Mar, 2017
The company opens the Mr. Friendly Pet Store in South Bend, Ind. Although the concept didn’t take off, Ed envisions a chain of franchised pet stores.

1/27/1954

25 Mar, 2017
Kitty Litter ads appear in numerous magazines, including Better Homes and Gardens, Cats, American Family, Sunset, American Home, McCall’s, House Beautiful, Ebony, Modern Romances and Parents’.