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  • 1853

    1853 From Shoes to Tires

    1853 From Shoes to Tires

    January 1, 1853
    1853 From Shoes to Tires

    1853

    • Hutchinson manufacturing plant founded by American businessman Hiram Hutchinson in the French town of Châlette-sur-Loing.

    1860

    • Hutchinson grows rapidly and expands to Germany, Spain and Italy.

    1903

    • Hutchinson bicycle and automobile tires are sold throughout Europe, launching a long partnership with the automotive sector.
  • 1900

    1900 Soaring Popularity

    1900 Soaring Popularity

    January 1, 1900
    1900 Soaring Popularity

    1910

    • Hutchinson diversification continues. Hutchinson provides coated fabric for airships, including the Astra Torres, the first to cross the English Channel.

    1911

    • Hutchinson materials used for the tires and canvas wings of the newly invented airplane, Nieuport biplane.

    1916

    • Hutchinson materials are used on the Hanriot and Blériot aircraft, as well as motorcycles and trucks.
  • 1930

    1930 Accompanying Major Manufacturers

    1930 Accompanying Major Manufacturers

    January 1, 1930
    1930 Accompanying Major Manufacturers

    1930

    • Hutchinson expands its strong research and innovation capabilities into the transportation sector on land, in the air, and at sea.

    1936

    • The innovative Dynaflex suspension offers new capabilities in vibration control for Bloch aircraft (Marcel Dassault).

    1942

    • Hutchinson supplies vibration control products to the entire U.S. Navy fleet.

    1950

    • Hutchinson’s rubber materials improve passenger comfort in automobiles, trains and subway cars. New acoustic insulation processes are used in buildings.
  • 1970

    1970 Tomorrow

    1970 Tomorrow

    January 1, 1970
    1970 Tomorrow

    1970

    • Hutchinson manufactures anti-vibration mounts, seals, hoses, elbow connections, and cast and molded rubber parts to improve comfort and safety in a variety of markets. Today, these solutions are found throughout the world, in automobiles, planes, high-speed railcars, rockets and submarines.
  • 1988

    1988 Hutchinson Industries, Inc. Founded

    1988 Hutchinson Industries, Inc. Founded

    January 1, 1988
    1988 Hutchinson Industries, Inc. Founded

    1988

    • Hutchinson Industries incorporated in Delaware. Lease the Goodall Rubber Company building in Trenton, New Jersey
    • First product manufactured was VFI runflat for Light Armored Vehicles for the GM Diesel Division, Ontario, now General Dynamics Land Systems

    1990

    • Occupied 460 Southard Street plant in Trenton New Jersey, today’s Division HQ
  • 1992

    1992 U.S. Growth

    1992 U.S. Growth

    January 1, 1992
    1992 U.S. Growth

    1992

    • Hutchinson acquires Patecell Inc., a plastic runflat business from Long Island, NY

    1995

    • Rubber Liner (RL) production begins

    1997

    • Hutchinson acquires Rodgard (runflats) in Buffalo, NY

    1998

    • Hutchinson begins wheel manufacturing at 642 E. State Street facility
  • 2001

    2001 Business Acceleration

    2001 Business Acceleration

    January 1, 2001
    2001 Business Acceleration

    2001

    • Ewing St. plant reconditioned from an abandoned dry-cleaning facility. Wheel production moved here in 2002.

    2002

    • Mulberry Street becomes the wheel assembly facility

    2008

    • Olden Avenue converted from NJ Transit bus terminal into assembly division on increased demand for MRAP vehicles
  • 2008

    2008 Olden Avenue Conversion

    2008 Olden Avenue Conversion

    March 6, 2008

    2008: Olden Avenue converted from NJ Transit bus terminal into assembly division to meet increased demand

  • 2015

    2015 Diversification

    2015 Diversification

    January 1, 2015
    2015 Diversification

    Hutchinson expands product line to include:

    • Automated People Mover Wheels
    • Tire Saver Shields ™
    • Military Tracked Vehicles

Hutchinson has a history of excellence in all the markets it serves and a commitment to achieving the highest quality in every product produced. Such depth of experience and commitment to excellence assures each customer they have selected a supplier with the longevity and stability to meet their needs, both large and small.

Timeline

1853
January 1

1853 From Shoes to Tires

1853 From Shoes to Tires

1853

  • Hutchinson manufacturing plant founded by American businessman Hiram Hutchinson in the French town of Châlette-sur-Loing.

1860

  • Hutchinson grows rapidly and expands to Germany, Spain and Italy.

1903

  • Hutchinson bicycle and automobile tires are sold throughout Europe, launching a long partnership with the automotive sector.
1900
January 1

1900 Soaring Popularity

1900 Soaring Popularity

1910

  • Hutchinson diversification continues. Hutchinson provides coated fabric for airships, including the Astra Torres, the first to cross the English Channel.

1911

  • Hutchinson materials used for the tires and canvas wings of the newly invented airplane, Nieuport biplane.

1916

  • Hutchinson materials are used on the Hanriot and Blériot aircraft, as well as motorcycles and trucks.
1930
January 1

1930 Accompanying Major Manufacturers

1930 Accompanying Major Manufacturers

1930

  • Hutchinson expands its strong research and innovation capabilities into the transportation sector on land, in the air, and at sea.

1936

  • The innovative Dynaflex suspension offers new capabilities in vibration control for Bloch aircraft (Marcel Dassault).

1942

  • Hutchinson supplies vibration control products to the entire U.S. Navy fleet.

1950

  • Hutchinson’s rubber materials improve passenger comfort in automobiles, trains and subway cars. New acoustic insulation processes are used in buildings.
1970
January 1

1970 Tomorrow

1970 Tomorrow

1970

  • Hutchinson manufactures anti-vibration mounts, seals, hoses, elbow connections, and cast and molded rubber parts to improve comfort and safety in a variety of markets. Today, these solutions are found throughout the world, in automobiles, planes, high-speed railcars, rockets and submarines.
1988
January 1

1988 Hutchinson Industries, Inc. Founded

1988 Hutchinson Industries, Inc. Founded

1988

  • Hutchinson Industries incorporated in Delaware. Lease the Goodall Rubber Company building in Trenton, New Jersey
  • First product manufactured was VFI runflat for Light Armored Vehicles for the GM Diesel Division, Ontario, now General Dynamics Land Systems

1990

  • Occupied 460 Southard Street plant in Trenton New Jersey, today’s Division HQ
1992
January 1

1992 U.S. Growth

1992 U.S. Growth

1992

  • Hutchinson acquires Patecell Inc., a plastic runflat business from Long Island, NY

1995

  • Rubber Liner (RL) production begins

1997

  • Hutchinson acquires Rodgard (runflats) in Buffalo, NY

1998

  • Hutchinson begins wheel manufacturing at 642 E. State Street facility
2001
January 1

2001 Business Acceleration

2001 Business Acceleration

2001

  • Ewing St. plant reconditioned from an abandoned dry-cleaning facility. Wheel production moved here in 2002.

2002

  • Mulberry Street becomes the wheel assembly facility

2008

  • Olden Avenue converted from NJ Transit bus terminal into assembly division on increased demand for MRAP vehicles
2008
March 6

2008 Olden Avenue Conversion

2008: Olden Avenue converted from NJ Transit bus terminal into assembly division to meet increased demand

2015
January 1

2015 Diversification

2015 Diversification

Hutchinson expands product line to include:

  • Automated People Mover Wheels
  • Tire Saver Shields ™
  • Military Tracked Vehicles