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History

Massman Automation timeline

1978

Massman Automation Designs had its start in the Garage of Burl Massman.

1979

Burl Massman sells the first Massman Automation Designs machine to Chamberlain Manufacturing Corporation in Albia, Iowa. The machine was designed to wrap aluminum storm doors for shipping.

1983

Massman moves out of Burl's garage and into their first building

2003

The need for more space is undeniable. Massman completes an expansion, adding more assembly and office space.

2005

Burl retires, selling the business to Jeff Bigger, former VP of Douglas Machine and Former President of Brenton Engineering.

2005

Massman acquires Midmac, helping expand the product offerings into the filter assembly division.

2008

Massman acquires Sabel Engineering, adding bottom load and robotic case packers to its growing case packing product line.

2010

Massman acquires Talon Manufacturing, adding microwave popcorn packaging and flex pouch packaging to Massman’s product lines.

2011

Due to increased business Massman expands, adding 14,250 square feet of assembly and office space, also adding a new break area, engineering department and more conference rooms.

2012

Massman acquires both PSA (Packaging Systems Automation) and PASE Group, adding cartoners, product placers/handlers (PSA), liquid fillers, drum/tote fillers, de-nesters and de-palletizers (PASE) to its product offerings.