Another obscure PBA name was the Quasar / Fiberlite team of the Concepcions. They took over the name of Carrier starting in 1976 but under the same franchise.
Teams that had companies coming back:
1. 7/UP Uncolas - was part of the league in its pioneer season until 1977 under Bill Senen. They folded up prior to the start of the 1978 season and most of their players were absorbed by Toyota's sister team Filmanbank. Their best local player, Danny Florencio, went to Toyota while Jimmy Mariano and Jun Papa were the star players of the Bankers. The team later rejoined the league in 1990 when 7/Up became part of the PEPSI Group of Companies. They carried the name 7/Up in the 1992 season where they wounded up second place in the 1992 Reinforced Conference.
2. Tanduay - pioneer team from 1975 until they disbanded at the end of the 1988 season. The original team was owned by the Elizaldes. The Elizaldes sold the brand to Lucio Tan and Tan rejoined the league in 1999 as Tanduay Gold. They eventually folded up prior to the start of the 2002 season, selling their franchise to the Federal Express team.
3. Sunkist - the brand that was known because of the triangular tetra pack first joined the league in the 1983 season when they were one of three brands that carried the franchise that season, the other two being the Manhattan Shirts (not Countryfair as I originally wrote in an earlier post as Countryfair took over in 1984) and Winston Kings. The brand was later bought by Joey Concepcion and was used to carry the franchise team in the 1995 season - the same year when Sunkist nearly copped the grandslam by winning the first 2 titles that season.