Merging Finger Lakes, Castle, Econo, and Echo products into one, displays America’s broadest line of professional cleaners, lubricants, and dressings. Decades of research and development have helped us create a deep, multi-dimensional picture. Five sound reasons why the Castle Group is your best value:

1 PROFITS
Since 1967 our trademarked packaging and patented formulas have given exciting new profit opportunities.
2 SUPPORT
Service menus, training seminars, POP displays, radio and TV tags and apparel.
3 FACTORY DIRECT
Your Distributor pulls from our regional warehouses, providing you service, with no freight-no minimum.
4 HI-TECH
Product Technical Data Info is constantly updated. We help you satisfy your “User Right to Know” responsibilities!
5 SAFETY
We help you comply with government regulations. You’re provided the industry’s most complete MSDS Book
1 PROFITS
Since 1967 our trademarked packaging and patented formulas have given exciting new profit opportunities.
2 SUPPORT
Service menus, training seminars, POP displays, radio and TV tags and apparel.
3 FACTORY DIRECT
Your Distributor pulls from our regional warehouses, providing you service, with no freight-no minimum.
4 HI-TECH
Product Technical Data Info is constantly updated. We help you satisfy your “User Right to Know” responsibilities!
5 SAFETY
We help you comply with government regulations. You’re provided the industry’s most complete MSDS Book
The Castle Timeline
2017 2-22-17 Marks Finger Lakes’ 50th Anniversary.Syracuse, NY – Building and land purchased for Central New York growth.
2016 2-22-16 Celebrates Finger Lakes 50th Year in Business.Architectural plans underway for building #8 to expand the Castle Campus.
2015 Drive for Diversity Driver Daniel Suarez is the first Mexican born NASCAR Sunoco Rookie of the Year.
2014 Finger Lakes/Castle “Best of Rochester Award” In The Specialty Cleaning Category.Plans are on the way for “Building #8”, stay tuned.
2013 Castle® Highway 95™ introduced to help solve the ethanol fuel problems in today’s vehicles.Two-time AMA Grand National Champion and AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductee Randy Goss joins the Castle Dealer Support Team.
2012 Andy Santerre and Castle team up for the 11th straight year, fielding two cars for Hattori Racing Enterprises. Castle will also be a part of all NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity Rev Racing teams.
2011 Castle® announces their revolutionary new dealer support system. The WCSR (Weekly Castle Service Report) program is launched at specific New Car Dealers from Maine to Florida.WCSR Program is “Nationally Certified” by both APD and Reynolds & Reynolds.
2010 Castle® develops new Automotive Service Kits & extends the Hand Cleaner line of products. Corporate sales again set record highs.Andy Santerre becomes the Director of Competition for Revolution Racing and the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program. His 16-year-old Development Driver, Darrell Wallace, Jr., wins Rookie of the Year in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, becoming the youngest to win in series history. Wallace, Jr., with Castle® on the hood, also became the first African American to win a NASCAR K&N Pro Series event and the first NASCAR Diversity Driver to win in the series.
2009 Castle® creates Clunker Bomb™ as part of the US Government’s “Cash for Clunkers” program.Castle® continues relationship with Andy Santerre Motorsports and driver Brett Moffitt
2008 Andy Santerre and Castle team up for the 7th straight year, fielding a car for Richard Childress Development Driver

Austin Dillon.Castle wins Monro Muffler, Brake & Service: “Vendor of the Year” Award!

2007 Castle introduces patented Waterless Foaming Hand Sanitizer™ to the line.

Castle continues with ASM, who fields a car for Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Development Driver Jeffry Earnhardt.

2006 Castle continues relationship with Andy Santerre Motorsports (ASM) and 2005 BNS Rookie of the Year driver Sean Caisse.

Castle® 5 Star™ granted EPA Registration

(#019420014)Castle® Diesel Power™ granted EPA Registration (#019420015)

2005 Castle® strengthens factory-direct service in NY, PA, OH, and FL.Andy Santerre wins record-breaking 4th consecutive NASCAR BNS Championship.
2004 Castle strengthens factory-direct service in VT, NH, ME, and MA.

Andy Santerre wins 3rd straight NASCAR BNS Championship.

2003 Additional land purchased for expansion of the St. Paul St. plant in Rochester, NY.

Andy Santerre wins 2nd straight NASCAR BNS Championship.

2002 Racing Team Captain Andy Santerre wins NASCAR BNS Championship.

Castle POWER® Octane & Power Booster granted registration mark.

Castle granted a US Patent for the Castle Vac-U-Power® Tool.

Castle awarded Monro Muffler, Brake & Service’s “Vendor Excellence Award.”

2001 Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) approve Castle Dragon Power™.

Castle “OCTA-Book” of Automotive Services released as a sales support tool outlining the Castle Automotive Service Kit Program.

2000 Award From Monroe County Environmental Council for “Biodegradable & Phosphate Free” Environmentally Conscious Cleaners & Degreasers.

Monroe County (NY) Fleet Testing Started 08/01/00. Tests are ongoing!

1999 Environmental Award from Erie County, NY to FLSC for Lowering County Pollution Levels (Formula-T & T-Machine).

Castle’s Ultimate Tune Up® Field Testing in US, PR, & Canada; 1,000 Vac-U-Power® Tools in Field;10,000 Vehicles Cleaned Successfully.

1998 FLSC breaks ground for Castle Hi-Tech Training Center, Erie, PA.
1997 FLSC’s 2nd St. Paul

Expansion Completed – St. Paul Street Plant (100,000 Sq. Ft.).

Hans C. Blatter named President.

1996 Delphi “Recommends” Castle Cleans-Rite™.
1995 Finger Lakes / Castle expands warehouse and office in Cleveland / Youngstown, OH.
1994 US Department of Defense Issues National Stock Numbers (NSN) to FLSC.
1993 OSHA’s “Preferred Method” for cleaning brake parts: The Finger Lakes T-Machine.
1992 American Corridor Corp. is founded to facilitate international trade.

Robin Doris Blatter is named 1st President of American Corridor.

1990
  • Finger Lakes Safer Stuff™ USDA “Authorized.”
1989 Finger Lakes expands operation (80,000 Sq. Ft.) now 418-424 St. Paul Street.

Finger Lakes / Castle product lines marketed as “Finger Lakes System Chemistry” (FLSC).

Finger Lakes Environmentally Conscious symbol is Registered.

1988 Finger Lakes expands operation with a southern tier warehouse in Watkins Glen, NY.
1979 Finger Lakes Expands Operation to 418 St. Paul Street (40,000 Sq. Ft.).
1970 Castle Products, Inc. is founded by four equal partners: Larry Cicino, Richard Conner, Perry Vacca & Blatter.  Cicino is voted 1st President.
1969 “2-22” All Purpose Cleaner introduced as one of America’s 1st “Biodegradable – Phosphate Free” All Purpose Cleaners!
1967 February 22 Finger Lakes Chemical (dba) is founded by Ewald (Wal) Blatter.