Brown Machine Celebrates 60th Anniversary
Brown Machine has come a long way since its founding in
1952. That was the year Brownâ€™s founder, Gaylord Brown,
changed the direction of his father's oil-drilling repair company
to become a pioneer manufacturer of rotary and continuous
Brown was approached by a local company working with
Dow Chemical Company to build a thermoforming
machine. Dow was convinced their polystyrene material
could be used to form inner refrigerator door panels.
However, volume was the issue and in order to make this
application successful, the plastic inner door liners needed
to be formed at a rate that could meet refrigerator production
requirement. The result was the first multiple station
Brown quickly followed this invention with the first continuous
thermoformer and has a rich history in the development
of the most advanced thermoforming technology.
Brown has secured several thermoforming process and
machinery patents and is proud to continue with its creative
In addition to providing a complete line of continuous
and cut-sheet thermoforming equipment and related tooling/
peripheral equipment, Brown provides process engineering,
material testing, and tooling services to support
the production of thermoformed products to the food and
product packaging, horticultural, automotive, appliance,
medical, and custom packaging markets. In short, Brown
Machine is more than machines.
For more information, contact Jim Robbins, Brown
Machine, 989-435-7741 ext. 1216, Web: www.brownmachine.com.