Hudson-Sharp Machine Company Celebrates 100th Anniversary

  • October 05, 2010
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Oct. 5, 2010 — Hudson-Sharp celebrates its 100th year in business in 2010. One hundred years ago, in 1910, David Hudson and Alexander Sharp founded the company when they took over the shop and foundry of the Sectional Roll Co. and renamed it The Hudson-Sharp Machine Co. Today—as a worldwide leader in plastic bag making machinery, pouch making equipment and re-closable packaging solutions—Hudson-Sharp is an international corporation with manufacturing and sales located around the globe.To mark the event, the company hosted a celebratory dinner for its current and former associates on Sept. 10. Multiple buffets featured foods from many of Hudson-Sharp’s international locations, including Belgium, Mexico, Australia and Brazil, and team members each received a commemorative shirt. The crowd heard speeches from Hudson-Sharp executives recapping the company’s successful past and outlining future plans.“It is a significant milestone to reach 100 years in business, and Hudson-Sharp is privileged to be a longstanding and respected part of the Green Bay community,” said Uli Unterriker, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Americas. “Now, being part of Thiele Technologies, and the Barry Wehmiller group, we are positioned to continue as a leader in our industry well into the future.”Hudson-Sharp was acquired by Minneapolis-based Thiele Technologies, a leading manufacturer of high-speed integrated packaging equipment solutions, in 2009. Thiele’s president, Larry Smith, spoke at the dinner. According to Mr. Smith, “Everyone at Hudson-Sharp should feel proud of their contribution to this longstanding, successful company. There are exciting things happening at Hudson-Sharp, and we’re honored to have Hudson-Sharp as part of the Thiele team.”About Hudson-SharpIncorporated in 1910, Hudson-Sharp, a Thiele Technologies company, employs 80 associates at its Green Bay, Wis., location and more than 170 associates worldwide at sites in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Mexico and the Philippines. Hudson-Sharp is a leading manufacturer of plastic bag and pouch making equipment as well as re-sealable packaging solutions for a wide variety of flexible packaging industries. Learn More

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