1935 Adolph Backstroke

December 29, 1935

1935 Adolph Backstroke

At the age of 16, Adolph Kiefer becomes the first person in history to break the one minute barrier in the 100 yard backstroke. This record would stand for over 15 years.

1936 Adolph Kiefer Gold Medal

December 29, 1936

1936 Adolph Kiefer Gold Medal

At the age of 17, Adolph Kiefer wins the Gold Medal for the United States in Berlin, Germany.

1942 Adolph US Navy Training

December 29, 1942

1942 Adolph US Navy Training

Serving for the US Navy in World War II, Kiefer uncovers the fact that the Navy is losing more lives to drowning than to enemy bullets. Kiefer was appointed to a committee to set new guidelines for safety and training,

1947 Adolph Kiefer and Associates

November 25, 1947

1947 Adolph Kiefer and Associates

Adolph Kiefer established Adolph Kiefer & Associates, Inc. in Chicago  

1947 Adolph Kiefer – Swimming Kickboard

December 29, 1947

1947 Adolph Kiefer – Swimming Kickboard

1947 – Adolph Kiefer invents the swimming kickboard, also known as the swimming board

1948 – Тhe first nylon swim suit

December 29, 1948

1948 – Тhe first nylon swim suit

1948 – Adolph Kiefer invents the first nylon swim suit

1953 – Flexible Swim Goggle

December 29, 1953

1953 – Flexible Swim Goggle

1953 – Adolph Kiefer invents the flexible swim goggle

1958 – Adolph Racing Lane

December 29, 1958

1958 – Adolph Racing Lane

1958 – Adolph Kiefer invents the wave dampening racing lane

1976 Montreal Olympics

January 11, 1976

1976 Montreal Olympics

1976 Montreal Olympics

1977 – Adolph Introduces Mondo

December 29, 1977

1977 – Adolph Introduces Mondo

1977 – Adolph Kiefer forms Kiefer Specialty Flooring, Inc. and introduces Mondo sports surfaces into the United States Marketplace.

1980 – Moscow Olympics

December 29, 1980

1980 – Moscow Olympics

1980 – Mondo is named the official Track & Field supplier to the Olympic Games in Moscow.

1984 – Los Angeles Olympics

December 29, 1984

1984 – Los Angeles Olympics

1984 – Mondo is named the official Track & Field supplier to the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California

1986 – Mondo Sports Surfacing

December 29, 1986

1986 – Mondo Sports Surfacing

1986 – Kiefer Specialty Flooring becomes the largest supplier of Mondo sports surfacing in the United States

1987 Hardwood Sports Flooring

November 26, 1987

1987 Hardwood Sports Flooring

1987 – Kiefer Specialty Flooring enters the hardwood sports flooring market segment

1991 – Kiefer Mail Catalog

November 26, 1991

1991 – Kiefer Mail Catalog

1991 – Kiefer Specialty Flooring launches a direct mail catalog to the institutional market segment

1998 Kiefer Artificial Turf

November 26, 1998

1998 Kiefer Artificial Turf

1998 – Kiefer Specialty Flooring enters the artificial turf market segment

2000 Kiefer Management Purchase

November 26, 2000

2000 Kiefer Management Purchase

2000 – Kiefer Management completes the purchase of Kiefer Specialty Flooring from Adolph Kiefer

2004 Kiefer Specialty Flooring

November 26, 2004

2004 Kiefer Specialty Flooring

2004 – Kiefer Specialty Flooring, Inc. moves into new corporate headquarters in Lindenhurst, IL

2010 Kiefer Commercial Flooring

November 26, 2010

2010 Kiefer Commercial Flooring

2010 – Kiefer Specialty Flooring expands its reach in the commercial flooring market

2014 Kiefer U.S.A

November 26, 2014

2014 Kiefer U.S.A

2014 – Kiefer Specialty Flooring, Inc. launches a bold new rebranding initiative, company formally becomes Kiefer U.S.A

2015 Patented Integrated Striping Technology

January 11, 2015

2015 Patented Integrated Striping Technology

Kiefer USA introduces its’ revolutionary patented Integrated Striping Technology, thus eliminating paint from most synthetic installations.