RSC Brands

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RSC Brands
Industry Automotive
Founded 1924
Founder I.D. Blumenthal
Headquarters Charlotte, NC, U.S.
Area served
North America
Key people
Mike Guggenheimer
(President and CEO)
Alan Blumenthal
Revenue US$ 98.4 million
US$ 56.457 million
US$ 43.834 million
Total assets US$ 178.998 million
Total equity US$ 56.575 million
Number of employees
Website Official Website

Radiator Specialty Company is a privately held automotive products company based in Charlotte, NC with manufacturing headquarters in Indian Trail, NC. It is one of the nation's top automotive products producers and the second-largest producer of ancillary radiator products in the United States and Canada.[citation needed]

The firm is currently based in a 80,000-square-foot (7,400 m2) facility in Indian Trail, NC.[citation needed] It has a total employment of 210 people. Its current President and CEO is John Huber.[1]

The company was founded as Radiator Specialty Company in 1924 by I.D. Blumenthal,[2] who began marketing a product called Solder Seal to fix leaky car radiators. He was joined by his younger brother Herman Blumenthal in 1933.[3] RSC's products also include Gunk, a line of degreasers,[4] and Liquid Wrench, a line of lubricants marketed as "application-specific" competitors to WD-40.[5] The company adopted the name RSC Chemical Solutions in 2010.[2]

The Blumenthal family have been responsible for significant philanthropic efforts in North Carolina, including substantial funding for the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte.[3][6][7]


  1. ^ "Top-Ranked Medium Businesses". Charlotte Business Journal. 1 April 2011. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Susan Stabley, "Radiator Specialty's greener shade of Gunk", Charlotte Business Journal, June 17, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Laureate: Herman Blumenthal (1915 - October 28, 2001)" at North Carolina Business Hall of Fame (accessed November 12, 2011).
  4. ^ Philip H. Dougherty, "Advertising: Aiming Gunk at the Consumer", The New York Times, December 22, 1966.
  5. ^ Andrew Adam Newman, "Which Grease for a Squeaky Wheel?", The New York Times, April 20, 2010.
  6. ^ "Blumenthal Touched Charlotte With Charity. Longtime Queen City Philanthropist Died Sunday. He Was 86." Charlotte Observer, October 29, 2001.
  7. ^ "Friday Lends Name To Program", The Robesonian, February 9, 1995.

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