WASHINGTON, May 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Friday, May 27th. The difficulty of neatly painting cars two different colors led to the patenting of one of the world's most practical on this date in 1930. Five years earlier, Richard Drew, while working for the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, had developed an easy-to-peel, glue-backed masking tape. It considerably eased the task of separating two-tone paint jobs on new cars, which until then involved moistened plaster tape. Then, he expanded its use by introducing a clear backing. The result, an immediate hit, became known as Scotch Tape. Now, it's just one of 525 manufacturers of various adhesive products produced by the nation's economy, a sector that generates sales of more than $12 billion a year and provides jobs for about 20,000 people. Profile America is beginning its 20th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Sources/accessed 3/22/2016: http://www.msthalloffame.org/richard_drew.htm
Adhesive employees and value of shipments/NAICS 325520: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ASM/2014/31GS101//naics~32552
Adhesive manufacturers/NAICS 32552: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/BP/2013/00A1//naics~32552
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau