For history buffs the Igloo Company has undergone a series of joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions: In 1960 they merged with the Production Tooling Company and the John T. Everett Company from Memphis, Tennessee. By 1962 they went public and began selling its stock in the market place. Briefly, in 1967 they offered the 155 quart ice-chest and the Playmate model in 1971. In that same year Igloo was sold to Cola Bottling Company of New York, Inc. In 1980 they were acquired by Anderson, Clayton and Co. In 1986 they were purchased by The Quaker Oats Company. In 1987 they were purchased by members of First Boston, and a Metropolitan Life Investment Fund. Lastly, prior to their current management with Westar Capital they were purchased by Brunswick Corporation.