Company president says employees are the reason for success.
division of Pro Mach, is celebrating its 60th year in business in
2012. Started in 1952
by Hugh Fowler in the basement of a hardware store in downtown Athens, the
company now serves its customers from a 75,000-square-foot facility equipped with state-of-the-art engineering and manufacturing
equipment. Its customers include most of the major producers of foods,
beverages, and pharmaceuticals in the United States. Fowler’s products include
capping systems, bottle cleaners, filling systems, and pulsed-light decontamination systems.
From its humble start, Fowler Products is now
recognized as one of the premier manufacturers of packaging machinery, along with
its three French partners, Andre Zalkin & CIE, Perrier Bottling Systems,
and Claranor. Fowler works closely with these three partners to develop new
products and services that meet the unique requirements of the U.S marketplace.
Eighty employees cover a wide range of job responsibilities,
including engineering, manufacturing, sales, service, and administrative
functions. Fowler serves thousands of installations throughout the United
States and the Caribbean. In 2000, Fowler was acquired byPro Mach,
Inc.(www.ProMachInc.com) of Cincinnati, OH. Pro Mach, Inc. is a leading provider of
integrated packaging products and solutions with 17 well-known
world-class brands and approximately 1,100 employees.
Don Cotney, president and general manager of
Fowler Products, states, “Fowler Products has been successful because of the
vision of its founders, the commitment of its subsequent leaders, and, most
importantly, the dedicated service of its employees, some of whom have been at
Fowler for more than 40 years. We look forward to the future as we build on the
foundation and guiding principles established over the past 60 years.”
Fowler Products achieves 60-year milestone
August 3, 2012