History

Our Story

Our story is built on a passion for innovation, a focus on complete customer satisfaction and a relentless commitment to delivering quality products to the markets and channels we serve. We continue to grow through investments in technology and new product development, along with timely acquisitions of companies that allow us to better service the market. See the steps we’ve taken to become one of the largest producers of tape in the United States.

Timeline

1880

Shuford Mills becomes a major domestic textile producer, manufacturing a broad range of spun yarns and cordage

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1955

Shuford Mills creates tape division

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1960

Shuford Mills begins supplying Melvin A. Anderson Company with tape for the retail market

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1971

Jack Kahl buys Melvin A Anderson Company and creates Manco

1972

Duct tape expands and moves production to Stony Point, NC, where it remains today

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1980

Jack Kahl registers the Duck Tape® brand name

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1996

Shurtape Technologies and Shurtape Brand created and spun out as separate company from Shuford Mills

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1997

New hot melt packaging tapes facility is built in Hudson, NC

1998

Manco is acquired by Henkel GMBH to form Henkel Consumer Adhesives

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2000

Hot melt masking, foil & gaffers tape facility is added in Hickory, NC

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2000

Shurtape acquires Kip GMBH, a Germany-based provider of painters’ tapes

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2003

Shurtape establishes China converting division in Songjiang, China

2004

Shurtape acquires the manufacturing assets of Tape Specialties Limited (Canada) and the arts & entertainment assests of Permacel

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2006

Product development and innovation capabilities are significantly increased with the addition of a new, expanded facility on Highland Avenue in Hickory, NC

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2008

Shurtape adds coating capability in China with a new facility in Changshu

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2009

Former Manco assets (including Duck® and Painters Mate® brands) are acquired from Henkel to form ShurTech Brands, LLC

2010

FrogTape® brand is acquired from Inspired Technologies

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2015

T-REX® is added to the company’s brand portfolio

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2017

Syntac Coated Products acquired, forming Custom Division

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2020

All companies transitioned to corporate Shurtape Technologies, LLC, name and brand