Maker of adhesive
Jessup Manufacturing Company is a global manufacturer specializing in adhesive coated and laminated materials and photoluminescent films and sheets. Jessup products are used in many industries as component parts, site safety equipment, and graphics. Jessup has nearly 60 years of experience and has created over 10,000 custom and branded solutions for customers. Jessup has two manufacturing plants in the United States and is headquartered in McHenry, Illinois.
Making adhesive coating and laminating of flexible materials is at the heart of what we do. Jessup develops engineered solutions for a wide range of industrial and commercial applications, including those that require solvent-based adhesives. Jessup can custom coat client-supplied materials or source whatever is needed for the application.
Whether prototyping or producing on a large scale, Jessup’s Solve + Make™ process includes discovery, product design, engineering, mixing, coating, converting, packaging, supply chain management, and logistical capabilities. Jessup provides ingenious and efficient solutions for a diverse group of market segments, including Manufacturing, Safety, Transportation, Retail + Commercial, Government + Institutions, Graphics + Advertising, and Action Sports.
Jessup’s branded products are recognized around the world for quality. Safety Track® and Flex Track® are products lines within the non-slip Films sector. Glo Brite® and Green Exit Signs® are leading brands in the Photoluminescent Films sector. Asphalt Art®, TexWalk®, and SportWalk® are all leading brands in the Graphics Media sector.
Jessup is an active member of its Illinois communities and many industry associations. Jessup sponsors charities in many industries and locations around the world, particularly ones that help kids.
- Jessup Manufacturing Company Awards Paul S. Jessup Scholarships to Brianna Burgeson of Round Lake, Illinois and John-Paul Richardson of Chesapeake, Virginia
- Jessup Manufacturing Company Announces New ULTRAGRIP Skateboard Griptape
- Jessup Manufacturing Company Acquires Safe Glow Corporation
- Jessup Manufacturing Company Launches New Reverse Print Specialty Graphics Media at SGIA 2018
- Jessup Manufacturing Company Awards Paul S. Jessup Scholarship to Jon Jorgenson
- Jessup Manufacturing Company Recognized as Key Employer in Illinois Congressional District 10
- Jessup Manufacturing Highlights High Impact Graphics At GlobalShop 2018
- Jessup Manufacturing Showcases High Impact Graphics at GlobalShop 2018
- Jessup Manufacturing Company Awards Paul S. Jessup Scholarship to Miguel Quintero
- Jessup Manufacturing Company Awards Paul S. Jessup Scholarship to Jessica Tomaszewski
- Jessup Manufacturing Company Wins 2016 Business Champion Award from McHenry County Economic Development Corporation
- Jessup Manufacturing Company Celebrates 60 Years of Innovation and Growth
- Jessup Manufacturing Company Showcases Breakthrough Media at SGIA Expo 2016
196610th Anniversary Jessup Manufacturing celebrates 10 years of growth as a business in the McHenry Country Club.
1973Robert W. Jessup purchases the company from his father and continues to expand the McHenry facility.
1983Jessup acquires Weltrim, Inc. based in Addison, Illinois, adding Safety Track® technology to its product offering.
1988Jessup acquires Kencote Laminations (renamed Midwest Coatings) in Lake Bluff, Illinois, increasing the vertical integration by adding capabilities in adhesive coating, casting, and laminating.
2001Robert A. Jessup and his brother Scott purchase the company from their father, ensuring continuity into the third generation of the Jessup family.
2004Jessup received ISO 9001:2000 certifications, affirming its commitment to quality and continuous product and process improvement.
2006Jessup purchases the assets and equipment of Vy-Coat, adding photoluminescent thermoplastic technology to the company’s capabilities.
2007Jessup becomes greener with a state-of-the-art Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer installed in Lake Bluff plant.
2014Jessup receives NAVSEA approval on peel-and-stick non-skid tapes and treads for military vessels.
2016Jessup adds the Maker, a new grit coater, to increase manufacturing capacity for non-slip tapes and treads.
2018Jessup begins Glo Brite® safety tape to the Department of Defense for naval vessels, submarines, aircraft and tactical vehicles.
Association for International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators
American Society for Testing and Materials
International Association of Skateboard Companies
International Sign Association
International Standards Organization
National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors
National Fire Protection Association
National Floor Safety Institute
Photoluminescent Safety Association
Photoluminescent Safety Products Association
Port of San Diego Ship Repair Association
Pressure Sensitive Tape Council
Specialty Graphic Imaging Association
Virginia Ship Repair Association
Where we came from
Since Jessup was founded 62 years ago, it has merged the entrepreneurial spirit of a privately held company with operational discipline and a relentless passion for exceeding customers’ expectations.
Careers at Jessup
At Jessup, we take great pride in what we do and how we do it. We’re a growing company and we’re looking for talented, dedicated employees to join us. Check out our job listings and get in touch with us via this application.
Jessup Manufacturing is an equal opportunity employer that recruits, hires, trains, and promotes without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, local and municipal laws.
Jessup develops a variety of technical documents for its branded products, including:
- Regulatory Data Sheet
- Application Instructions
- Architectural Sheet
- Technical Data Sheet
- Safety Data Sheets
Please request these documents by contacting Jessup or via live chat.
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