About E. A. Buschmann, Inc.
The history of E. A. Buschmann Inc. began on Valentine's Day, 1961, with Ed Buschmann signing on to become Nashua Package Sealing's Independent Rep for the state of Maine. A business specializing in a multitude of packaging solutions began with its roots in gummed (water-activated) tapes and dispensers, which are still used today in many sandwich shops as well as packing tables in large distribution centers.
And We Grew...
Nashua acquired Paramont Paper Products of Omaha Nebraska in 1965, and pressure senstive labels were added to the E. A. Buschmann product line, which allowed Ed to offer products to nearly every business, from supermarkets to pharmacies.
In 1972, in the midst of further Nashua acquisitions, Nashua chose to do away with Independent Reps, replacing them with distributors. E. A. Buschmann, Inc. successfully put in a proposal to work in conjunction with recently acquired existing distributors as a distributor and manufacturer's rep.
The Meto pricing gun line came on board as a result of Ed's father's travels abroad, where he saw a movement to pricing labels in lieu of the more traditional hand stampers and grease pencils then in use. Further evolution later brought about bar codes and RFID.
The Loveshaw Little David product line of case sealing machines is another long time E. A. Buschmann, Inc. product line. IPM was our original stretch wrapper line until the company was sold. Upon taking on various equipment lines, E. A. Buschmann, Inc, started the original packaging equipment service department in Maine.
With the addition of such lines as Sealed Air, Signode, AEP, Bemis, tesa and many more over the years, E. A. Buschmann, Inc. now offers a complete source for all your packaging needs. We have also added local distributors to better serve customers not in near proximity to our main office in Lewiston to serve our customers better.
And We Moved And We Built
Originating in the basement of Ed's home, we later moved to Westminster Street in Lewiston. When that location was outgrown, a new building was constructed on Ferry Road, not far away. Interestingly, our building is different (just like we are!), and when it was under construction, the local newspaper mistook it for a barn being built to replace one that had recently burned to the ground nearby.
Today, the second generation of the EAB Inc. family and Buschmann family is here to handle all of your packaging needs, with the same traditional customer service and creativity our customers have been able to expect over the years.
We look forward to serving you for many years to come!