Fred S. Carbon used this barrel to mix his “Golden Malted” flour, then selling it to local restaurants and soda fountains.
Fred S. Carbon founder of F.S. Carbon Company in Buchanan, MI, begins making Golden Malted Pancake Flour and is awarded a patent for the first flour blended with malt, sugar and flavourings.
These ladies would make 100 cases of Golden Malted Flour per day. Today the company produces over 2500 cases per day.
During World War II rationing, Carbon‘s was allotted more sugar to produce syrups and syrup bases. A&W Root Beer had Fred make the syrup used to produce their soda.
Fred S. Carbon would personally deliver products to customers in this van. The company still provides the same direct store delivery service.
“Golden Malted” registered as trademark.
Fred S. Carbon attends the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show in Chicago, IL. Carbon‘s is the second oldest exhibitor (Coca-Cola is first) and still exhibits at the trade show today.
Fred S. Carbon is contracted to make “pie shell” flour for Elias Brothers Restaurant‘s homemade pies – an account the company still proudly serves today.
Belgian waffles are introduced at New York Fair by Maurice Vemersch.
Fred S. Carbon begins manufacturing his own round Belgian waffle bakers.
Fred S. Carbon is awarded a U.S. patent on Rugged 1 waffle iron. (US Patent No. 3377942).
Don Carbon decides to loan waffle irons to commercial accounts at no cost providing they use only Carbon‘s flour. This innovative marketing strategy drove the Belgian waffle market to its popularity today.
Don Carbon takes more prominent role in the business and is instrumental in developing the distribution network - the current lifeline of the company.
While operating a syrup production and flour distribution facility in Florida, Don Carbon was asked by Walt Disney World to make the syrup for their “Real Orange Drink.
First Lady Elizabeth “Betty” Ford requires that Carbon‘s Waffles be served in the White House and at events at which she spoke. Carbon‘s delivered to her directly at her home in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Carbons‘s awarded Patent No. D 247764 for the Square Waffle Baker.
Fred S. Carbon dies at 86. Don Carbon becomes company president.
F.S. Carbon Company moves from their Days Avenue office in Buchanan, MI., To East Dewery Street.
Don Carbon retires and sells the business to five of Carbon‘s largest distributors: Scott Carbon, (Fred‘s Grandson), Tim Quick, Richard G. Emslie Jr., David Jenkins and Steve Davenport.
New Carbon develops and patents RT (Retro) equipment technology featuring an “autostart” digital countdown timer with LED display and featuring a lightweight stainless steel frame for easy cleaning and mobility.
New Carbon Company moves to a new facility in South Bend, Ind.
New Carbon develops its “self-service” waffle concept for use in limited-service hotels offering free continental breakfast. Today there are over 7,000 limited-service locations across the country.
Carbon‘s waffle mix and bakers are featured on Emeril Live, The NBC Today Show and NBC‘s „Late Night“ with Conan O‘Brien.
The Better Batter Dispenser (BBD) was launched.
Carbon‘s innovative Products Division produces a Panini machine known as “The Iron Grill” for restaurant chain Dairy Queen.
The Dual Better Batter Dispenser (Dual BBD) was launched.
New Carbon Co. Introduces a specially designed food truck to take waffles on the road. Christened “Carbon‘s Kitchen”, the mobile kitchen will travel to fairs, festivals, fundraisers, open houses, tailgate parties and more around the country.