2/1/1973

24 Mar, 2017
Big Rock Valley Farm now consists of 2,400 acres.

1/1/1969

24 Mar, 2017
Lowe’s uses six semi tractor trailers to advertise Kitty Litter and Tidy Cat brands while transporting products throughout Illinois, Tennessee, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. Estimated audience impression is 14 million people ...

7/28/1954

24 Mar, 2017
Ed changes the name of his company from Lowe & Lowe to Lowe’s Inc. The new entity handles all pet items, including its flagship product, Kitty Litter. Offices are established in ...

3/1/1946

24 Mar, 2017
Ed Lowe is discharged from the Navy and returns to his home in southwest Michigan.ns.

4/1/1946

24 Mar, 2017
Ed Lowe joins his father’s business in Marcellus, Mich., selling ice and coal to nearby residents and industrial absorbents to commercial customers, including the Whirlpool, Bendix and Studebaker corporations.

11/1/1983

23 Mar, 2017
— The Maricopa plant undergoes a major expansion, including the addition of a 30,000-square-foot warehouse and a completely automated packaging line, which enables it produce 120 tons of finished product per ...

10/8/1974

23 Mar, 2017
Ed Lowe receives U.S. Patent #233,158 for a scoop used to remove waste from sanitary cat boxes, one of the 32 patents he receives during his lifetime.

5/30/1969

23 Mar, 2017
Time magazine writes an article about Ed Lowe’s corporate health incentive program, the I Can’t Afford to Lose You Club, which he established to motivate overweight executives to lose weight.

1/28/1958

23 Mar, 2017
Ed purchases a clay plant in Olmsted, Ill. for $39,000 (minus eight years of back taxes) from the American Charcoal Co. in Detroit and renames the new company “Star Enterprises.”

1/1/1947

23 Mar, 2017
After giving his neighbor some fuller’s earth to use in her cat box, Ed sees a brand new application for the fuller’s earth that he had been selling to : as ...