Jacbro Products Corporation
IN connection with the very greatly increased participation of the United States in international trade, with a growth in exports more rapid than this country has ever before known, there has been a necessary tendency on the part of commercial houses, who have heretofore done both a domestic and export business, to specialize their export departments and to enlarge their facilities and connections to accommodate the great increase of demand for American products overseas.
The Jacbro Products Corporation, which was organized under the laws of the State of New York in October, 1919, is the outgrowth of the export department of J. C. Brown, Inc., long engaged as merchants and jobbers in chemicals, drugs, dyes, and oils. The reason for . The organization of the Jacbro Products Corporation was largely because of a confusion between the name of the J. C. Brown firm with other firms of similar name, but principally because the export business had grown so large and involved policies and details that made it advisable to organize a separate company, giving more particular at-tention to the export and import end of the business.
The Jacbro Products Corporation is engaged in the import, export, and domestic jobbing of petroleum products, chemicals, drugs, food products, and vegetable and animal oils. The domestic business, however, will largely remain with J. C. Brown, Inc., while the foreign business, both in importing and exporting, will be carried on through Jacbro Products Corporation.
The organizers of the business were J. C. Brown, A. Rosenstein, Roger J. Weber and J. C. Scanlan, all of whom are men of experience in the lines of trade covered by the activities of the Jacbro Company.
J. C. Brown, the president of this company, who is a native of Russia, is a man of long experience in the chemical trade, and is also president of the Consumers' Products Corporation of Boston, engaged in similar business, and of J. C.
Brown, Inc., and he is the executive of the new company.
Roger J. Weber, the export manager, who has had a long experience in the export chemical business, was educated in Switzerland and France, and is the master of seven languages. He is now (1920) traveling in Europe, establishing connections, branches, and agencies in Scandinavia, the Balkans and Near East, and Europe generally, where his wide acquaintance gives especial efficiency to his well-directed efforts.
J. C. Scanlan, who is a Harvard graduate, is an expert in the petroleum products trade, and especially in paraffin wax. Which is one of the important articles of the company's trade.
Mr. A. Rosenstein is an expert in the chemical department, and the company also has with it Jack Austin, Doctor of Pharmacy, who has charge of the department of drugs, and pharmaceutical chemicals.
With these men as active heads the business will represent the highest order of efficiency in its special line. There is perfect coordination of administrative abilities and efficient service.