North Carolina Foam Industries established in former Essex Wire rented quarters with approximately 25,000 square feet.

Dr. H.W. Bradley and Jacob O. “Jake” Barnhardt served as research chemists developing and testing foam products.

Company breakthrough achievement: perfecting the “One-Shot” production method, which today has become the United States FPF manufacturing industry standard. *See Dr. Harris W. Bradley bio.

Dr. Bradley serves as first company president.