CLARCOR Inc. was founded in Rockford, Illinois in 1904 and is currently based in Franklin, Tennessee. The company manufactures filtration systems and packaging materials. It has approximately 30 manufacturing and distribution sites in the United States. There are mainly two segments operating in the company: Engine/Mobile Filtration (providing air, fuel, transmission, and hydraulic fluid filters for engines, as well as dust collection cartridges), and Industrial/Environmental Filtration (providing filters for industrial process, pharmaceutical processes). In June 2015, CLARCOR Inc. announced the sale of its packaging subsidiary, J.L. Clark, to Chicago-based CC Industries, Inc. The sale will allow CLARCOR to focus on its core competency of filter manufacturing.
In December 2013, CLARCOR Inc. completed the acquisition of the Air Filtration business of General Electric Companys Power & Water division, improving the performance of CLARCOR with the help of the new company’s BHA and ALTAIR air filtration products.
In December 2013, the company acquired the Bekaert Advanced Filtration business from NV Bekaert SA.
In May 2012, CLARCOR Inc. completed the acquisition of Modular Engineering Pty Ltd., part of CLARCORs PECOFacet division, for its famous natural gas filtration products.
In January 2011, CLARCOR Inc. completed the acquisition of TransWeb, LLC, a filtration media supplier.
In December 2008, CLARCOR Inc. completed the acquisition of Keddeg Company, a producer of aviation filtration, part of CLARCORs Purolator Advanced Filtration Group.
In December 2007, CLARCOR Inc. completed the acquisition of Perry Equipment Corporation ("Peco"), a producer of engineered filtration, and merged with CLARCOR’s Facet operations with about $163 million.
In November 2005, CLARCOR Inc. completed the acquisition of Martin Kurz & Co., Inc. a producer of sintered porous metal laminates used in screening and filtration products, part of CLARCORs Purolator Advanced Filtration Group.
In March 2005, CLARCOR Inc. completed the acquisition of Niagara Screen Products Limited, a manufacturer of woven wire and metallic screening and filtration products.
In 1999, Clarcor bought the companies Purolator Products Air Filtration Company, Facet International, and Purolator-Facet Filter Products from Mark IV for USD $144.8 million. All three companies related to the manufacture and sale of industrial filtration equipment.