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Bradford Group Inc. celebrates more than 2 decades of packaging excellence in Mexico

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It was a fiesta-worthy milestone. Bradford de Mexico (BdM), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bradford Group Inc., celebrated more than 20 years of service to North American manufacturers from within Mexico. To commemorate the occasion, employees from multiple Bradford locations in Mexico and the United States converged at the BdM headquarters in Monterrey for a day of celebration.

“We’re so thankful to our customers and employees at BdM and in the United States for hitting the ground running 20 years ago and continuing to grow and expand our capabilities here in Mexico,” said Tom Bradford, President and CEO of Bradford Group Inc., who was on hand for the festivities.

Established in 1997, BdM provides custom returnable / reusable packaging, Work In Process, and one-way shipping solutions for automakers and their suppliers. BdM’s range of products includes steel racks, molded plastic containers of all sizes, custom fabricated totes, textiles and custom sewing solutions, and paper-based boxes and partitions using a wide variety of internal packaging materials. Along with manufacturing services, BdM offers an impressive Design Center and a certified package testing laboratory.

As the Mariachi entertained everyone on hand and the cake was cut, there was plenty of time to reflect. The success of the last 20 years has been great. However, without question, there was an even greater enthusiasm for what’s next.

Bradford adds, “Looking forward, we see our presence in Mexico continuing to grow. We’re excited to see what the next 20 years brings as we fulfill our F.A.S.T (Forward Thinking, Agile, Simple and Trustworthy) mission of meeting and exceeding customer and employee expectations.”


Bradford de Mexico – Bajio facility in Queretaro

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Bradford de Mexico (BdM) , headquartered in Apodaca (Monterrey), Mexico, is opening a new plant in Queretaro this month. The newly constructed building is in El Parque Technologico on a site selected to allow future expansion. It will produce custom returnable / reusable packaging, Work In Process, and one-way shipping solutions for automakers and their suppliers. BdM’s range of products includes steel racks, molded plastic containers of all sizes and custom fabricated totes and paper-based boxes and partitions. The interior packaging is made of formed plastic, metal, foam and textile materials. Along with manufacturing services, the new plant will include a Design Center and a certified package testing laboratory. All Bradford factories are ISO 9001 certified; the registration for Queretaro is scheduled for early 2017.

Bradford de Mexico (BdM) was established in 1997 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bradford Company (headquartered in Holland, Michigan – USA), North America’s largest manufacturer of custom interior returnable/ re-usable packaging for the OEM’s and the Tiers.  This marks Bradford Company’s fourth major facility expansion since 2011 with the others being the establishment of Bradford Canada, along with the expansion of operations in Apodaca and Gallatin, TN.   “This new plant, along with our multiple operations in the USA and Canada, gives us an unmatched footprint in North America and continues our mission “to protect both our customer’s products and reputation,” said Tom Bradford, President and CEO of the five generation family-owned business.

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Gallatin, TN Facility now Open!

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NASHVILLE— Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Bradford Company officials announced today the company will invest $5.1 million over the next five years to expand operations at its Gallatin Facility. The reusable packaging manufacturer will create 25 jobs in Sumner County.

“I want to thank Bradford Company for choosing to expand its operations in Gallatin,” Boyd said. “Over 300,000 Tennesseans are employed in manufacturing and it is exciting to have a company like Bradford strengthening the Team Tennessee workforce by creating these valuable jobs for our state.”

Bradford Company is a fifth generation, family and employee-owned business and has been in Gallatin since 1991. With this expansion, the company plans to expand its capacity as well as consolidate all of its Gallatin facilities into one.

The company specializes in manufacturing reusable/recyclable containers primarily for the automotive industry. Bradford Company’s products are free from pollutants and chemicals which provides a safe, hazardous free work environment for its employees.