Kinney National Services, Inc. was an American conglomerate company from 1966 to 1972. Its successors were National Kinney Corporation and Warner Communications, Time Warner and AOL Time Warner and its current successor is WarnerMedia.
Kinney National's predecessors were Kinney Service Corporation and National Cleaning Contractors, the founder was Louis Frankel and Max Sweig), which they were began to merge each together in January 1966 and completed in August of the same year.
It was formed on August 12, 1966 as Kinney National Services, Inc., when the Kinney Parking Company and the National Cleaning Contractors, Inc. were merged. The new company was headed by Steve Ross.
Kinney National Company was known for purchases and sales:
On June 10, 1971, Kinney sold Riverside Memorial Chapel to Service Corporation International. Kinney also announced that it would form a new separate company focused on its parking and cleaning businesses; National Kinney Corporation was formally founded in September 1971.
On November 22, 1971, Kinney Services also bought Television Communications Corporation, including its recording studio operations of 1,210,500 common shares.
Kinney National also owned wood flooring manufacturer Circle Floor from Seymour Milstein and Paul Milstein, when Kinney's predecessor bought it in 1964 for $15 million, with the Milsteins remaining as managers of the unit until 1971 before sale.