Houghton International Resurrects Its Popular Industry Periodical for Sesquicentennial Anniversary Issue

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Houghton International Inc., the global leader in metalworking fluids, is bringing back its popular industrial periodical, The Houghton Line, to celebrate the company’s 150th anniversary.

Houghton International Inc., the global leader in metalworking fluids, is bringing back its popular industrial periodical, The Houghton Line, to celebrate the company’s 150th anniversary.

In 1908, Houghton President Charles E. Carpenter introduced an industrial periodical called The Houghton Line. Each president of Houghton for the next 100 years was the editor of the publication. The initial target audience was the Houghton agents, but the popular booklet quickly spread to customers and eventually reached a circulation of over 200,000. When it was retired in 2008, it had become the longest-running industrial publication in history.

“The Houghton Line was a very unique and beloved periodical,” said Dianne Carmody, Director of Marketing, Americas. “In addition to Houghton product information and advertisements, it included public interest stories and provocative opinions. We are thrilled to bring this issue back for our 150th anniversary and take a trip down memory lane with articles that span the 100 year history of The Line.”

The special anniversary issue of The Houghton Line contains a collection of material from past issues, including wise or witty quotations, social and political commentary, letters to the editor, a Prohibition-era short story, articles on such topics as war, marriage, and the 1952 presidential election, and a biography of “A Most Remarkable Business Woman” who helped lead Houghton at the turn of the century. The issue is available online at http://houghtonintl.com/pdirectory13/Houghtonline.html.

For more information, please visit http://www.houghtonintl.com.

About Houghton International

Since 1865, Houghton International Inc. has been a leader in the development and production of specialty chemicals, oils and lubricants for the steel, metalworking, automotive, aerospace, bearing, offshore and aluminum industries, in addition to a variety of other markets. Headquartered in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Houghton maintains manufacturing, distribution and research facilities throughout the world. Additional information is available at http://www.houghtonintl.com.

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