News & Events

May 19, 1986

Expanded manufacturing capability

In 1986, PBE expended its manufacturing capacity with the introduction of the industry's highest performing incontinence brief systems for those with chronic, long-term healthcare challenges involving total loss of bladder and bowel.
May 20, 1982

PBE Collaborates with U. Michigan and BGSU

Collaboration with the University of Michigan and Bowling Green State University leads to new technology that changes market perception on adult incompetence.
November 18, 1968

Pillow Paws Slippers break through to the hospital market

In 1968, Lee and Jim found that Pillow Paws were proving effective and popular among hospitals for reducing the risk of slips and falls.
November 1, 1961

PBE Founded by Lee and Jim Mitchell

Principle Business Enterprises was founded by Lee and Jim Mitchell in Perrysburg, Ohio in 1961. They began manufacturing disposable foam slippers for the retail market.