National Refining Time Line


General offices, 1036 Rose Building, 2060 E. 9th, Cleveland, Ohio
Refineries at Coffeyville, Kansas; Cleveland, Marietta and Findlay, Ohio.
President J. I. Lamprecht
Vice-President Frank B. Fretter

Frank B. Fretter originated the idea of displaying epigrams at service stations, starting at the company's first Cleveland station. It was written on a piece of butcher paper and read "Be it ever so homely, there's no face like your own".

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