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Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

2009

Headquartered in Minnesota, Accraply continues providing pressure-sensitive labeling systems; Trine roll-fed labeling systems; and Stanford Doctor Machines®, slitter rewinders, and shrink sleeve finishing equipment from multiple locations including Illinois, California and Canada.

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

2007

The acquisition of Stanford Products, LLC gave Accraply a prominent position in material converting and seaming equipment for the growing shrink sleeve labeling industry.

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

2005

Stanford opened the first expansion of its new manufacturing facility.

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

2004

Trine expanded their manufacturing capabilities by building machinery in two locations improving customer delivery times and manufacturing processes.

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

2004

Accraply moved into the Roll-Fed-Label market with the Acquisition of Trine Labeling Systems which gave it an established position in beverage labeling.

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

2004

Trine developed and implemented upgrade programs offering improved efficiency and options.

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

2004

Stanford launched a new line of shrink sleeve finishing equipment.

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

2000

Accraply acquired the Label Machinery Division of CCL Label which brought with it the historic Avery Labeling Machinery line which CCL had acquired in 1996

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

2000

Following its purchase by New Jersey-based Global Press Sales, the company became known as Stanford Products LLC.

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

1997

Barry-Wehmiller acquired Accraply Inc. and introduced the opportunity for growth via acquisition.

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

1996

Accraply moved to a new facility in Plymouth, Minnesota, USA.

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

1996

Trine/CMS Gilbreth acquired by Impaxx

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

1996

Trine developed and sold Model 6700 to the Beverage industry as a high-speed labeler.

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

1994

Trine developed the new Model 4500 for the beverage industry due to the need for a Quick Change Labeler.

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

1992

Trine continued to develop new applications for new Plastic PET containers for the beverage industry.

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

1989

Trine was acquired by CMS Gilbreth and developed a large international market for glue solvent application for glass containers.

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

1988

Accraply developed leading edge technology for ultra high speed 'on press' inserting of functional labels and tags such as on battery testers.

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

1987

The Accraply Printing Division was separated from the Accraply Labeler Division and was renamed and integrated into the Bemis material converting operations.

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

1985

Accraply pioneered the application of orientated shrinkable film labels for the labeling of consumable batteries. Accraply also advanced the use of shrinkable Pressure Sensitive film for 'tamper evident' applications for Health Care packaging.

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

1984

Trine developed a roll-fed labeling machine for the glass coffee container and beverage industry.

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

1983

Trine Manufacturing was founded and opens operation in Turlock, California rebuilding roll-fed labeling machinery for glass containers.

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

1982

Stanford introduced the Model 338 - the industry's first affordable computer controlled Slitter/Rewinder.

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

1980

Accraply developed advanced processes for the application of thin film labels for primary container decoration for a wide variety of markets.

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

1979

The German-based MAN Roland - also a press manufacturer - acquired Wood Industries and Stanford became known as the Stanford Division of MAN Roland.

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

1977

Accraply was acquired by Bemis Company and operated as a division of their Morgan Adhesives Company also known as MacTac.

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

1977

CCL Labeling began as Neeco Industries with a staff of three focused on label support in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

1972

Started the Accraply Printing Division for the converting of Pressure Sensitive Labels.

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

1972

Ashton Press Company relocated from Montreal, Canada to Stanford's facility in Salem, Illinois, USA.

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

1971

Accraply achieved significant niche market growth through developing a unique labeling method that integrated label application with the vacuum packing process for meat and cheese packaging.

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

1970

Accraply was founded in Wayzata, Minnesota, USA growing out of Industrial Metal Products Co. a small manufacturer of specialty machinery.

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

1970

Wood Industries purchased Vandenberg Press Company.

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

1964

Stanford Engineering was purchased by Wood Industries.

Label Applicator and Converting Equipment

1953

Dutch Stanford invented and shipped the very first Doctor Machine®. It is still a registered trademark of the company today. Stanford's product line was soon expanded to include slitter rewinders.

1943

W.T. "Dutch" Stanford founded Stanford Engineering, a supply company for web guides and tension controls.


Barry-Wehmiller

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