October 26, 1944 — William Kane is a special representative in Chicago for the Lyman B. Warren Co. of St. Paul, MN. The Warren Company sells Flor-Dry and Cal-Flor-Dry industrial absorbents. Henry Lowe is a distributor for Warren products in lower Michigan.

May 17, 1945 — William Kane establishes the Dri-Rite Co. of Chicago and appoints Henry Lowe as a Dri-Rite distributor.