|ABOUT US • Life Industries||
Life Industries Corporation is a privately held, second generation
company. It was founded by Edwin Kehrt as a spin-off from a theatrical
hardware company he owned. He purchased the theatrical hardware
company in 1953 and in the early 1960’s he began to diversify
In the early 1960’s,
this technology was released for use by the public at the same time
Mr. Kehrt purchased his first boat. Finding that there were no
suitable sealants/caulking available in the marine industry, he drew
on his experience some 20 years prior and introduced polysulfide into
the marine industry.
In 1979 the two companies merged into one location and in 1995 relocated from Long Island to South Carolina. Mr. Kehrt’s daughter, Grace L. Schmidt, has been President since 1989. Mr. Kehrt retired in 1990.
Life Industries products
are mainly packaged and sold under the BoatLIFE® brand worldwide.