CTC was founded in 1961 as a corporation by John Warwick and Erwin Herbert. Both men at one time worked for Walter Kidde Co. The initial product was the unwind tensioner, now familiarly known as the 800C. At the time there was a void in the market
for this type of equipment. CTC’s first patent was for this product, and there are now 10,000 units in operation. Initially, John was in charge of Engineering and Design while Herb
handled sales and the office.
CTC’s first order was to Aerojet General Corp.forwinding rocket motor tanks for the U. S. Navy.
The first location was actually in John Warwick’s house in Livingston, N.J. In 1964, the company moved into rented headquarters at 364 Glenwood Avenue in East Orange, N.J. In 1968, they purchased land, hired an architect, and contracted to build a small factory at 476 Thomas Boulevard in Orange, N.J. The building was expanded in 1973. In 1977, the company was relocated to its current location in West Caldwell. A major expansion was added in 1991.
Over the last three decades, CTC has experienced tremendous growth in the narrow and mid web markets which we serve. CTC products are in use worldwide, and can be found on six continents. Our products cover a wide variety of unwinds and rewinds for virtually every type of continuous web application.
Our technical staff combines experience, strong product and industry knowledge and creativity into every piece of CTC equipment. For over 35 years, CTC has earned a reputation as a manufacturer of the highest quality equipment whom you can do business with confidence.