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Over 99 Years of Family

Now in its fourth generation of same-family ownership, Central continues to expand their physical plant capabilities along with new product offerings – all while retaining our abilities to respond quickly and personally to the specific needs of our customers.

Frank Nobrega with brother Ferd immigrated to the United State from the Portuguese island of Madeira. They form Central Chemical on January 2nd, 1925.

Frank Jr. joins his father and uncle in business. Central's product lines diversify and they establish a reputation in the midwest as a health care specialist.

The family legacy continues to grow with the arrival of the 3rd generation. The focus shifts to new and innovative product designs – Central Chemical becomes Central Solutions and sales grow to a national level.


The 3rd generation establishes a firm presence in the national health care industry while Classic and DermaCen, become flagship product lines. 


With the firm establishment of the 4th generation, Central continues to lead the industry with their expertise in custom formulation and manufacturing.

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