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Torginol of America, Inc.

In the early 1950's, L. N. Pearson traveled to Germany and licensed the rights to manufacture, distribute and market an innovative new resin-based seamless flooring system under the trademark TORGINOL®. As a subsidiary of Torginol Industries, Pearson incorporated his new venture under the name Torginol of America, Inc.

After only a few years, Torginol of America, Inc. went public and became a nationwide company with six distribution centers and hundreds of dealers strategically located throughout the United States.
  Peterson Chemical Corporation

By the mid-1960s, Torginol of America, Inc. began to experience financial trouble and ended up divesting it's trademark, formulations and assets.  In 1969, Donald Peterson, an epoxy chemist and owner of Peterson Chemical Corp., a Sheboygan, Wisconsin based chemical coating manufacturer, purchased the rights to the TORGINOL® trademark, as well as some of the assets and formulations to produce ColorFlakes™ and different types of seamless flooring systems.
  Torginol, Inc.

Then, in 1972, Darold Bell, a Sheboygan, Wisconsin entrepreneur, purchased Peterson Chemical Corp. and operated the company as a family business for the next 30 years, eventually selling the company to his daughter, Kristin Bell-Abell.  By 1992, the brand awareness of Peterson Chemical Corp. had dwindled and the Bell Family officially changed the company name to Torginol, Inc..  During this period, Torginol served two core markets, including: 1) the manufacturing, training and specifying of seamless flooring systems for various commercial, industrial and residential applications; and 2) the manufacturing of epoxy resin paints for military equipment and other specialty OEM applications.


In 2001, Torginol, Inc. was purchased by Tom Testwuide, Jr., a Sheboygan, Wisconsin industrialist, who currently serves as president and managing director.  By 2003, after over 30 years of promoting complete seamless flooring systems, Testwuide decided to focus exclusively on manufacturing and marketing decorative materials for resinous flooring systems, including: polymer ColorFlakes™, quartz ColorGranules™, natural ColorMicas™, metallic ColorPigments™ and polyester ColorGlitters™.

Torginol® was founded in 1969 with the goal of becoming the aristocrat of seamless flooring.  Since then, we’ve evolved to become exclusively focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing decorative coating materials that enhance the ergonomic and aesthetic qualities of living environments.  Our materials provide beautification and utility to commercial, industrial, institutional and residential surfaces throughout the world.  Designers, architects and home owners are inspired by the innovative patterns and textures produced by our materials.

Today, Torginol® exclusively manufactures and distributes an array of decorative materials for a variety of niche markets, including: resinous and terrazzo flooring, decorative wall coatings, pool plaster finishes, grouts and mortars, EIFS systems, engineered surfaces, landscaping, fish aquariums, art, craft and hobby projects, home décor accents and others.

At Torginol®, our mission and passion is to enhance living environments by providing our customers with the most inspirational, innovative and sustainable decorative materials on Earth.

Address Torginol, Inc.
4617 South Taylor Drive
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Hours   7:30am - 5:30pm CST
Phone   (920) 694-4800
Fax   (920) 694-4801
Email   service@torginol.com
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