Redding’s TAB Industries received a US patent for the Wrapper Tornado series of orbital wrappers. (Courtesy of TAB Industry)
Perhaps one day in 2008, Tom Bryzek saw a baler wrapping plastic around hay and no one was more dramatically shocked.
Observing how the machine spreads the plastic 360 degrees around the bale gave me an idea. With his metal manufacturing company growing rapidly, Bryzek wondered if a similar all-purpose wrapping technology could be applied to streamline his company’s packaging process.
It didn’t take long for Brizek and his business, TAB Industries, to turn the idea into an innovation. In 2009 TAB used his first Wrapper Tornado at their own manufacturing facility.
TAB’s Tornado Orbital Wrapper wraps 360 degrees around and under the product pallet by delivering stretch wrap from a circular ring that rotates on a horizontal axis.
According to TAB, the wrapper secures the pallet, allowing for safe storage and transportation without the need for boxes, bands, straps, or overpacking.
The product quickly became the envy of TAB’s customers, so Brizek decided to make the product available to everyone and in 2011 established TAB Industries’ Wrapper Tornado division to develop this product. Manufactured and sold machines.
Ten years later, the invention of TAB was officially recognized by the US government. In June 2021, TAB patented his Wrapper Tornado series of orbital wrappers.
The patent is credited to TAB’s President and CEO, Mr. Bryszek, and his son, Andrew Bryszek, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
In this patent, this wrapper solves the major drawbacks of turntable wrappers by applying compressive and lateral forces to the load on the pallet, preventing the load from sliding off the pallet and protecting it from damage during transport. It says it will.
In a brochure posted on its website, TAB says the wrapping paper has reduced the number of damaged or defective products, meaning fewer rejected orders.
TAB also said its products eliminate the need for outdated manual packaging processes that put workers at risk of injury by manually wrapping pallets.
The company claims that the “Wrapper Tornado” line cuts wrapping time from 2-3 minutes to about 60 seconds, saving companies over $25,000 in labor costs annually.
Wrappers come in a variety of sizes and offer semi-automatic control as well as fully automatic options that can be customized with optional accessories.
Although the product is sold internationally, TAB representatives said they expect high demand for the wrapping paper in the United States and Canada.
The company was founded in 2005 and operates a 44,000 square foot facility in Reading.
In addition to the Wrapper Tornado product line, TAB continues to offer original metal fabrication, laser cutting, welding, and related metal fabrication services.
According to TAB’s website, the company’s customers include not only growing small businesses, but also world-famous companies such as Target, Walgreens, Volvo and Mack Trucks.