Bretting Manufacturing celebrates 125 years and five generations

Bretting Manufacturing has announced it is celebrating 125 years in business as the fifth generation of the Bretting family joins the ranks of managing the company.

C. G. Bretting Manufacturing Co. was founded in 1890 when Christopher George Bretting purchased the Parish Manufacturing Company.

The company started out in the sawmill industry and has since transitioned itself from the mining and shipping industry to the paper converting market.

Today its primary focus is designing and manufacturing tissue and towel converting equipment which is sold worldwide.

Jerry Kasper, Director – International Sales, said: “Years of experience, technological advancement, and dedication to industry leading service are built into every Bretting converting line. Through continuous research and development, our product line is ever expanding with creative and innovative solutions to meet the demanding market requirements with polywrapping equipment, interfolders, and napkin lines.”

Product lines includes towel and tissue interfolders, hygienic rewinders, and specialty products such as equipment to fold wax paper and aluminum foil. Contract Manufacturing Services (CMS) – build to order manufacturing – expanded its offering to customers throughout America’s Midwest in 2001.

CMS provides fabrication, machining and assembly to many customers across a diverse mix of industries.

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The fourth and fifth generations of the Bretting family: (L-r) Ricky Bretting, mechanical engineer (fifth generation), Paul Bretting, chief operating officer (fourth generation), David Bretting, president and chief executive (fourth generation) and Shawn Bretting, mechanical engineer (fifth generation).

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