Tom Hartness acquires the Pepsi-Cola franchise in Greenville, South Carolina.
Tom Hartness develops his first case packer.
Tom Hartness founds Hartness Engineering (with sons Pat and Bobby) to design and manufacture case packing equipment for the soft drink industry.
Hartness International introduces the rigid corner plastic finger grid system, the genesis of the industry’s first packer.
Hartness develops the Model 100, its first fully automatic case packer for the soft drink industry.
The Octopack is patented, and introduces new generation of high speed continuous motion packers.
Pat Hartness creates the GlobalPack, a rotary packer designed to operate 20,000 hours without major service.
Hartness International Integration is launched in order to meet the ever-expanding needs of our customers.
Hartness Conveyor is launched to enable Hartness to provide turnkey and fully integrated solutions.
Hartness introduces a new GlobalShrink which is to become the industry standard for shrink wrapping.
Hartness is acquired by Illinois Tool Works.
New circular DYNAC 6500 and 6900 buffers are introduced offering higher speed and enhanced precise product handling for both bottles and cartons.
7100FT Flow Through design added to the DYNAC mass flow accumulation offering.
Hartness expands operations by moving to a brand new 256,000 sq. ft. facility in Greenville, SC.
The company rebrands to the name ITW Hartness.