continental hair Products, Inc. formed by Julian, Josephine and Leandro P. Rizzuto.
Introduction of pistol-grip hair dryer revolutionizes salon industry.
distribution center opened in Phoenix, arizona.
Line of compact travel appliances introduced.
Private-label appliance venture launched.
conair consumer Products International formed in canada.
conair cuisine kitchen products launched. distribution and warehouse space in Phoenix doubled.
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hot comb and metal hair dryer introduced. company goes public. Joint venture established in hong Kong. Yellowbird introduced at beauty show in Puerto Rico.
macy’s buys pistol-grip dryer and opens up consumer market. Jheri Redding Products, Inc. acquired.
company name changed to conair corporation. headquarters moved to edison, new Jersey. continental conair Limited (ccL) formed in hong Kong.
home wellness products introduced.
conair begins trading on the new York stock exchange. Zotos International acquired.
Lee Rizzuto buys back 60% of stock for sole ownership of conair. sales offices move to stamford, connecticut.
Zotos International sold to shiseido Japan. headquarters moves to east windsor, new Jersey. manufacturing facility opens in costa Rica.