Federal Mfg. Co. has been building a better bottle filler since the 1940’s
When it got its start in the late 1940s, Federal made hand-operated bottle filling machines for the dairies in southeastern Wisconsin. As Wisconsin’s dairies grew, so did Federal. By the early ‘60s, the company offered electrical bottle fillers with as many as 26 valves on a rotary line, allowing it to continuously fill up to 26 glass bottles at once.
Today, Federal still makes machines that can fill glass and plastic bottles with milk and other dairy products. It’s also diversified – Federal designs and builds machines that handle virtually any non-carbonated liquid, ranging from dairy and juice to liquid soap to paint, said Otis Cobb, the company’s president.
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