Partner Spotlight: The Shurtape® Difference
According to Alan Nine, Southern Regional Sales Manager and long-time Shurtape® employee, what separates Shurtape from other tape manufacturers is Shurtape’s passion about tape. Alan said, “We only do pressure sensitive tapes, and we are committed to manufacturing unequaled quality, and are innovative thinkers always looking for new ways to improve products.”
Headquartered in Hickory, N.C., Shurtape Technologies, LLC, is a privately owned, fifth-generation, global corporation. Shurtape’s heritage dates back to 1880 with Shuford Mills, a textile manufacturer founded by Abel A. Shuford, the great, great grandfather of Shurtape CEO Stephen Shuford. Following a spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation, the company started a tape division in 1955 to capture the growing demand for basic crepe and flatback paper tapes – more popularly known as masking tape.
Becoming an Industry-Leading Producer of Tape
Over the next several decades, the company continued to broaden its product offering, positioning itself as an industry-leading producer of tapes for a variety of markets, including packaging, building and construction, DIY, HVAC, industrial, maintenance, repair and operations (MRO), arts and entertainment, and transportation.
Through aggressive investments in state-of-the-art technologies and facilities, timely acquisitions and new product development, Shurtape has grown its product portfolio to include cloth and duct tape, masking and paper tape, packaging, foil, film, and double-coated tapes, in addition to packaging dispensers and equipment for automated and manual case sealing applications.
The company’s dedication to delivering relentlessly reliable tape solutions to the industries it serves has resulted in market-leading product innovations and technologies ranging from FrogTape® brand painter’s tape with exclusive PaintBlock® Technology, aggressive stick ShurGRIP® duct tapes, and one-step DS 154 Double-Sided Containment Tape in the building and construction industry to Good to the Core® HP Series packaging tape and ShurSEAL® automated and manual Packaging Solutions, combining HP Series packaging tape and PrimeLoc™ tape application technology, for secure case seals every time.
Athens is proud to represent Shurtape. If you would like more information on any of their products, please contact your Athens representative.