Today’s Carson is committed to a reputation for quality fabrication, superior craftsmanship and excellent customer service that began over a century ago. Founded in San Francisco in 1887 by the Carson family, the initial product line consisted primarily of leather gloves.
Forced out of San Francisco when the factory burned down in the 1906 earthquake, Carson relocated and rebuilt the factory. The glove line was expanded to include a variety of sewn leather products. The quality and durability of these products was so impressive, Carson was commissioned by the Department of Defense to manufacture cold-weather gloves and fur-lined helmets for U.S. troops engaged in World Wars I and II.
Shortly after WW II, Carson saw the potential offered in a new technology with a promising future – vinyl. The factory was converted to produce goods made from vinyl sheeting, using the radio-frequency heat-sealing process. Once again, the Department of Defense called on Carson, this time utilizing our weatherproof radio covers during the Korean conflict of the 1950’s.
Since then, Carson has manufactured thousands of products from vinyl and urethane sheeting. Our current product line in vinyl focuses on industrial liners, durable medical and recreational applications. Our manufacturing processes expanded in the 1970’s to include rotational molding. Among the products we manufacture using this method are, airline baggage cart bumpers, protective bumpers for conveyor systems and marine dock wheels and bumpers.
Our control over the engineering, design, fabrication and production of each product has built our sterling reputation and has allowed us to work with many different clientele ranging from entrepreneurs to Lockheed Martin, Hewlett Packard and UPS.