Scranton-based United Gilsonite Laboratories (UGL) recently celebrated its 85th anniversary. UGL was established in 1932 by Gerald Pane and originally manufactured roof coating, roof cement, furnace cement, stove lining and patching plaster.
Today, United Gilsonite Laboratories manufactures more than 80 paint specialty and home maintenance products. There are currently more than 100 full-time employees at UGL, staffing the headquarters and manufacturing plant in Scranton; manufacturing facilities in Jacksonville, Illinois; Dayton, Nevada, and Jackson, Mississippi, and in sales capacities nationwide.
Pictured is UGL’s new chief executive officer, Jim Tates.