Our core values manifest through:
Customers’ Imagination; Quaker’s Innovation.
Quaker Color has a distinguished record of commitment to both product quality and customer satisfaction.
Our Pledge to Our Customers:
Service Beyond Expectations
1919 – William Brown becomes first generation working in the leather industry as a foreman with McAdoo & Allen.
1949 – William Brown and Harry Brown purchase McAdoo & Allen from the McAdoo & Allen estates.
1960 – William Brown passes away leaving sole ownership to Harry Brown.
1967 – Harry Brown was killed in a car accident and McAdoo & Allen is sold to a holding company. Kenneth Brown Sr., Harry’s younger brother, leaves his position at Penn Color to manage McAdoo & Allen.
1968 – Kenneth Brown Sr. forms Quaker Color which specializes in dry pigment dispersions in various resin bases.
1972 – Kenneth Brown Sr. purchases McAdoo & Allen from the holding company.
1974 – Kenneth Brown Jr. takes management control of McAdoo & Allen becoming the third generation. At the time, McAdoo & Allen focused on waste-belt and harness leather finishing. Quaker Color continued to grow and flourish under Kenneth Brown Sr.
1988 – Quaker Color starts to develop high quality aqueous based coatings for the automotive and furniture leather markets.
1995 – Kenneth Brown Sr. retires from the business leaving control to his son Kenneth Brown Jr.
1996 – Quaker Color assembles a polyurethane manufacturing department to produce its own raw materials.
2001 – Shawn Brown enters the company becoming the fourth generation to work for McAdoo & Allen Inc. / Quaker Color.
2007 – Justin Brown joins the company completing the entry of the fourth generation to work at McAdoo & Allen Inc. / Quaker Color
At Quaker Color we emphasize the importance of social responsibility for the environment, our community, our workforce and our customer base. We purposefully design products and look for optimized manufacturing methods that intend to leave the planet in a better position for future generations. Examples of this in product design include our renewable resources platform and constant effort to eliminate the need for solvents during various manufacturing processes. In manufacturing we aim to reduce our carbon footprint through facility investments such as our water recovery loop unit, LED lighting and various recycle stations. Our products are designed to eliminate VOCs and to be manufactured within compliance of our governing bodies and with other world initiatives.
To work at Quaker means you will be valued, respected and challenged. We provide our employees a safe, team oriented working environment with the latest technology to foster success. Our working environment allows our diverse team of employees’ creativity to thrive and provide innovative solutions to industry challenges. We demonstrate ethical behavior, create trust through transparent communication and possess relentless determination to ensure success for future generations.
Health, Safety and Environmental Responsibility
At Quaker Color we encourage the highest level of safety awareness, health and environmental issues among our employees and strive for continuous improvement.
We produce products that are safe and environmentally friendly to manufacture, use, recycle and/or dispose.
We support the efforts of our customers and our suppliers in the safe and environmentally sound production and handling of the products they receive from us and those products we receive from them.