Providing convenience, comfort, and value to growing families. Cosco, a leading manufacturer of juvenile products and home/office furnishings, was originally established as the Columbus Specialty Company in 1935. Although it initially only produced metal matchboxes that held large wood matches, the company soon expanded its line to include various tinware items such as dustpans, breadboxes and sugar canisters. The Cosco brand name – a blend of Columbus Specialty Company – was put into effect in 1941. While the company manufactured military equipment during the war, it developed the first full line of patented, all-metal household stools and an all-metal high chair – the first in an ever-expanding line of Cosco juvenile products – near the end of the decade.