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of Sunderland, maker of a range of marine and industrial paints.
c.1907 Company incorporated - presumably Alex. Cameron and Sons
1936 Notice concerning the estate of the late Mr. ALEXANDER CAMERON, Deceased, late of "Wodencroft," Linden Road, Gosforth, in the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Managing Director of Alex. Cameron & Sons Ltd., of Camrex House, Sunderland, Paint and Grease Manufacturers and General Merchants.
1959 Death of Percy Blumer Cameron, chairman and managing director of Camrex Paints
1978 The son and grandson of the founder were removed from their positions as directors of the company and new chairman and chief executive were appointed
1980 As the climax to internal arguments, a former chairman tried to remove his successor.
1985 Canadian Pacific brought a suit against Camrex over the treatment of 4 ships in 1979. Ruberoid closed the British company but the subsidiary company in the Netherlands would continue to paint ships and might win contracts from British yards