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.
60 Ways to Make a Difference
In honor of its 60th anniversary, Jessup Manufacturing has created a program called 60 Ways to Make a Difference. Over the course of the next five years, Jessup employees will give back to communities in which they work through volunteerism and charitable donations. Updates on these programs can be found in the gallery below.