Bretting Manufacturing Celebrating 125 Years and Five Generations!

Bretting Manufacturing is proud to celebrate 125 years in business and the fifth generation of the Bretting family joining the ranks of managing the business.

C. G. Bretting Manufacturing Co., Inc. was founded in 1890 when Christopher George Bretting purchased the Parish Manufacturing Company. Throughout the five generations of the Bretting family, the company has transitioned from the sawmill industry, to the mining and shipping industry, to the paper converting industry.

Today our primary focus is designing and manufacturing tissue and towel converting equipment which is sold worldwide. Years of experience, technological advancement, and dedication to industry leading service are built into every Bretting converting line.

Through continuous research and development, our product line is ever expanding with creative and innovative solutions to meet the demanding market requirements with polywrapping equipment, interfolders, and napkin lines. The product line includes towel and tissue interfolders, hygienic rewinders, and specialty products such as equipment to fold wax paper and aluminum foil.

Contract Manufacturing Services, build to order manufacturing, expanded its offering to customers throughout the Midwest in 2001. CMS, as it is known today, developed from the earliest history of Bretting and provides fabrication, machining, and assembly to many customers across a diverse mix of industries.  Bretting CMS has earned a reputation of providing customers reliable and accurate products in a timely manner.

As a World Class manufacturer, Bretting believes in one thing – delivering as promised, earning the right to be the customer’s choice.

Upcoming events:

An Open House for the community will be held on July 15 and 16, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  at Bretting Manufacturing at 3401 Lake Park Road, Ashland, Wisconsin. Join us for a facility tour and a walk down memory lane through our historical timeline display and video.


Khristine Josephson

Corporate Communications Leader


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