Below is a list of key events in the 67 year history of TimMee, Processed Plastic and B-Line Toys.
1948 - Processed Plastic Company
Founded by Ross Bergman & partners in Aurora, Illinois to produce toy vehicles.
1948 - TimMee Toys
Founded by John Baumgartner of the Anchor Brush Company - Aurora, Illinois
Began producing toy figures to keep machinery in use during factory inactivity.
1956 - Ross Bergman Takes Over
Buys out partners and becomes sole owner of the Processed Plastic Company.
Sons Robert and David join the company.
1961 - Bergman Manufacturing Company
Organized as the manufacturer of all Processed Plastic products.
1961 - Aurora to Montgomery
The companies moved from 500 Rathbone Ave. in Aurora, Ill to a new and larger factory
at 1001 Aucutt Rd, Montgomery, Ill.
1962 - Moldrite Plastic & Engineering Co.
Created to produce molds (for Processed Plastic toys) in Addison, Ill.
1964 - Buy Out
The Bergman Manufacturing & Trading Company, Inc. (PP) purchases TimMee Toys
effective January 1st, 1965. Sons Robert and David join the company.
1998 - 50th Anniversary
The company celebrates 50 years in the toy business.
2004 - The Merger
Strombecker Corporation and Processed Plastic Co. merge to become Tootsie Toy.
2005 - End of the Line
Processed Plastic sells its intellectual property assets at auction during the summer.
J. Lloyd International Inc, begins reissuing classic figures and vehicles from
their factory in Kalkaska, Michigan.
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