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Notable Moments in MBI History

March 23, 1965

MBI Products Company, Inc. founded by Bernie Zarnick.

April 1965

First Shadow-Coustic® pad sold.


Colorsonix wall panel developed (PPG).

July 1970

First Cloud-Lite® Acoustical Baffle sold.(Kodak Job)


MBI moves to 20,000 sq. ft. facility at E. 38th St. in Cleveland, Ohio.


MBI buys the Colorsonix® name and product line from PPG Industries (also known as Certaineed Corp).


MBI moves to 40,000 sq. ft. facility at 5309 Hamilton Ave. in Cleveland, Ohio.

August 1987

First Lapendary® job sold for Ozark Christian College.

July 1989

First major sports venue orders Lapendary®, Arco Arena, changing the fans expierience and concert performances forever.

August 1999

Inventor and MBI founder, Bernie Zarnick, passes away

August 2005

MBI moves to 100,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility at 801 Bond St. in Elyria, Ohio.


MBI develops the Mirage Illusion Series Ceiling Panels.


MBI develops MBI EcoBaffle® and MBI GreenLine® sustainable and eco-friendly products.

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