Founded in 1882 in New York, Strohmeyer & Arpe Company Inc., together with its sister firm C.M. Goettsche Company Inc., is the exclusive importer of montan wax and a major source of other natural waxes and bulk honey. It also supplies private label canned fruits, vegetables and seafood to the leading food chains in the United States. The natural montan, carnauba, candelilla, acid, ester and beeswax that the company imports from all over the world are used in various products, such as adhesives, carbon paper, shoe polish and waterproofing treatments. The company processes PEPPADEW sweet piquante peppers, a savory fruit with the right balance of ingredients.