Sixty years of innovation and growth

Back in 1956, Jessup Manufacturing Company was founded by my grandparents, Gertrude and Paul S. Jessup, in a McHenry, Illinois garage. The very first machine cut leather welts for baseball gloves. Today Jessup is a leader in adhesive coated films with state-of- the-art coating equipment and customers all over the world.

What caused such a transformation? Surely the vision of my grandfather and the subsequent expansion of the company under my father Robert’s leadership were central. But I believe that it’s the employees of Jessup and the values we share that have made us successful for this long. We focus on customers, consistently deliver quality, adapt through innovation and learning, and give back to our communities. Going forward, we’ll continue to grow by embracing new technologies and expanding our markets. For more on our history and our future, view this video.

We invite our customers, suppliers, neighbors, and friends to celebrate our 60 th anniversary with us. Thank you for the part you play in Jessup Manufacturing Company’s success. We’re excited about expanding our business further in our core lines: Solve + Make™ bespoke product development and manufacturing; non-slip products for safety, military, and action sports; photoluminescent films, tapes, and exit signs; and specialty graphics media. The journey from leather welts for baseball gloves to high production manufacturing of adhesive coated films may seem unique, and it is—our path is found by listening to customers and making them what they need.

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