Welcome to the Bemis Company 150th anniversary website. We have grown and changed a lot since our humble beginnings, and we’d like to share some of those changes with you.
When twenty-five year old Judson Moss Bemis founded his bag manufacturing business in 1858, he could have had no idea of the global packaging powerhouse Bemis would become. We have gone from producing cotton and burlap bags for millers along the Mississippi River to creating technologically-advanced flexible packaging and pressure sensitive solutions for a variety of modern markets.
Browse our interactive timeline of images from Bemis’ past to learn more about our story, decade by decade. We encourage you to participate in our celebration by sending us your comments and memories about Bemis. We hope you enjoy your exploration of our history. 150 years is a tremendous milestone, and we’re glad you’re celebrating with us.