Audubon's history actually begins in 1882 in Historic Philadelphia Pa. Arthur Chester was president of the United States. It was a time we now call the Industrial Revolution, and it was developing rapidly. A company called Strawbridge & Chase was opened on Arch Street, and the company's business was wire products. 2 years later, in 1884, the manufacturing facility moved to Audubon, New Jersey, and along with the move came the new name, Audubon. And it's a name that is still going strong today. Audubon quickly flourished during the industrial age and put all of its efforts into designing and techonolgoy of wire mesh products. By 1913, Henry Ford introduced the first moving assembly line in his automotive plant in Michigan. That revolutionized the way the manufacturing plants worldwide developed their products. With the use of Audubon conveyor belts, continuous production lines sped up production tenfold. Conveyor Belts became a staple in the industrial industry and Audubon was a huge part of that advancement.
AUDUBON...1884 to the Present
Mesh, fully assemblied and ready for the next stage, edges, chain attachment and welding.
2005...121 years after the birth of Audubon. Our manufacturing facility is now located just outside of Philadelphia, in Feasterville PA. With the move came the experience, knowledge and excellent craftmanship of all the years past. We've come a long way from the early designs of wire cloth and conventional weave mesh. Audubon has set the standard for wire mesh conveyor belts throughout the world. Our engineering department has always kept up with industry and the constant need for improvement from manufacturing plants, maintenance crews and engineers worldwide. Audubon belts have helped pave the way for the automated industry and have kept up with the changes throughout that time. Our name doesn't just stand for a a high quality belt, but it also stands for longevity and experience. AUDUBON has been a leader in wire products and wire mesh for over a century and we plan to keep it that way. We are proud to have been a part of history, and plan to be a part of the future.
By 1932, with Herbert Hoover as President of U.S, . our plant moved back to Philadelphia Pa and during that decade our wire mesh conveyor belt division was going strong. Our product was being used throughout the country and with each year new methods of conveying products was developing rapidly. Industries everywhere were finding a use for our product.