1910: The Currie Machinery Company story begins with Hugh A. Currie, a chief engineer on the commercial ships. Plying the chilly waters of the Great Lakes during the early 20th century when electrical power and lighting was ascending and demand for engineers with knowledge of generators and mechanical systems was great.
1920-30s: Applying his ship-borne knowledge of electrical power and mechanics, Currie began designing and building a variety of machines, especially for the confectionary industry in the Chicago area.
1940s: Currie earned a reputation for building rugged, dependable machines exemplified by the gum tray stackers he built for the Wrigley Company. Currie "ship-like" steel constructed machines continue to perform over the years.
During WWII, Hugh's sons participated in the tremendous troop build-up in California. Concluding the war, the Currie boys saw an opportunity in the Golden State with mild winters and booming economy. Currie Machinery Company relocated to the fertile Santa Clara Valley booming with canneries packaging agricultural products for the growing post-war country.
1950-60s: Currie specialized in custom palletizing equipment for the cannery industry. The palletizing line was marked with the durable construction of Hugh A. Currie's early machines allowing Currie Machinery Company to grow and meet national demand for automated material handling equipment.
1970-80s: Currie Machinery Company developed a nation-wide sales force and emerged as an equipment supplier to many Fortune 500 companies. Many machines are still in operation today, 30-40 years after delivery!
2006: Brenton, a division of Pro Mach, acquired Currie Machinery Company and relocated the operations to Alexandria, MN, where Currie continues its manufacture machines with proven, simple, rugged designs. Currie by Brenton machines are produced for manufacturers requiring high output, dependable and easy-to-maintain product packaging equipment. With the acquisition of Currie Machinery Company, Brenton adds a broad range of conventional palletizing solutions to its existing product line. The Currie by Brenton product line includes automatic low-level and high-level infeed palletizers, case elevators, pallet dispensers, slip sheet dispensers and complete palletizing systems.
Brenton is pleased to add the Currie product line to the existing Brenton palletizing and material handling solutions. In order to better serve its customers, Brenton continually offers reliable automated packaging products and custom packaging solutions for customer's unique packaging problems. Currie products are proven, high quality product packaging solutions. With the acquisition of Currie, Brenton adds a broad range of conventional palletizing solutions to its existing product line. The Currie product line includes automatic low level infeed palletizers and high level infeed palletizers, case elevators, pallet dispensers, slip sheet dispensers and complete palletizing systems.
Brenton designs, manufactures and integrates end-of-line palletized packaging solutions, shrink wrapping machines, robotic packaging equipment, case packing and material handling equipment. Brenton is a packaging industry leader in servo-technology applications and integrating automated solutions for custom packaging needs.
As a brand of Brenton, Currie by Brenton has access to an even broader range of packaging and material handling technologies and is backed by the financial security of a major packaging company committed to providing customers with world-class packaging machines and services. Pro Mach, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated packaging products and solutions for food, beverage, household goods, pharmaceutical, and other diverse consumer and industrial companies.
Brenton continues to invest and integrate Currie products with its existing line and maintains the rugged construction and economical price for which Currie is famous.