A Legacy of Quality.
Charles and George Page were men of extraordinary vision. In 1868 they founded Page Belting, a company that manufactured the flat leather belting that was necessary for supplying power to virtually all industrial machinery during the 19th and early 20th centuries -- when the American Industrial Revolution was at its height.
Within a few years, Page Belting Company had become one of the world's leading suppliers of power transmission leather belting, and the largest industrial complex in Concord, New Hampshire.
In an industry with hundreds of competitors, the company's phenomenal success was due not only to the Pages' vision and drive, but to their almost obsessive insistence on absolute quality. Page Belting Products became recognized the world over for the toughness, consistency and long-lasting superiority.
Strength in Diversity.
Eventually, the growth of electric power signaled the demise of the vast industrial belting market. Charles and George Page, and the men who followed them, were prepared for this eventuality.
Page Belting not only survived, but prospered and grew by evolving from a single product company to one with diversified products ranging from flat, round and link belts to leather specialties, washers, gaskets and hydraulics.
As the company diversified, so did its manufacturing processes. It added new production facilities, and was even responsible for Concord's first hydroelectric power generation system. Instead of reacting to adverse conditions, Page Belting adapted to them and became stronger.
Improving With Age.
In the 1950's, the company expanded into the promising field of synthetic materials by developing polyurethane impregnated woven products for the textile industry and selling nylon core transmission belting.
Today, as testament to the Page brothers' vision and commitment to quality, Page Belting Company remains a manufacturing leader in industrial leather belting - and its many other leather, nylon and polyurethane products.
The company is strong, resourceful and progressive; operated by people who, like Charles and George Page, are obsessed with quality - continually searching for processes to improve on and new markets to serve.
Much like its original product, Page Belting Company today is tough, resilient, adaptive -- and continues to improve with age.