Sterilite Corporation is among the world's largest independent manufacturers of plastic housewares. Sterilite's product-line includes food storage containers, laundry/utility products, home storage and organization products. Sterilite was founded in 1939 as a partnership between Saul and Edward Stone and Earl Tupper. During the 1960s the company developed a line of plastic housewares including innovative products such as food storage bowls and a first generation storage bin. Sterilite products are available at leading retailers nationwide including Ace Hardware, ACO Hardware, Albertson s, Benny s, Pamida, Publix, Longs Drugs, Bigg s, Bi-Lo, Dollar Tree, Fred Meyer, Walgreens and Wal-Mart. The company is headquartered in Townsend, Mass.