This led to the formation of Catalytic Combustion Corporation (CCC) in February of 1950. At this same time, the founders were invited to speak at the US Conference on Air Pollution in Washington D. C. and also received invitations from technical societies and universities and industry associations. In 1953 the editor of the General Electric Company’s “General Electric Review” included Catalytic Combustion Corporation with atomic energy, nylon, penicillin, and 15 other items as outstanding developments of the past decade.
The company was headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, due to its proximity to heavy industry. However, the team selected a small town for manufacturing operations where people had adventure, imagination, determinations, willingness to work, and ability to get things done, and Bloomer, Wisconsin was chosen as that location. Bloomer was the home town of the Ruff Brothers.
Initially, Catalytic Combustion operated in rented buildings and sub-contracted manufacturing fabrications operations. One of the first Bloomer locations was on the Bloomer Brewery property.
In 1957-58 a catalyst shop was constructed by the Bloomer Industrial Development Corporation and sold to Catalytic Combustion through a land contract arrangement. Business continued to grow and an addition was added to the original shop. In 1962 a new fabrication facility was built in Bloomer.
Toward the end of 1960, Catalytic Combustion Corporation was purchased by and merged with the Universal Oil Products Company Inc. UOP and CCC continued in the fields of industrial catalyst and air corrections technologies. Over the years core business and market conditions resulted in UOP’s decision to exit the related business, and so an opportunity was created for the employees of the Industrial Products Group to purchase their division of the business from Universal Oil Products. They named the newly formed business entity Catalytic Combustion Corporation.