Freelin-Wade was started in 1980 behind the vision of their founder Fred Plews to, “Find a need and fill it.” Fred’s long career building dental equipment led him to design a special polyurethane tube for that industry. His high-performance tubing became the foundation for FreelinWade. The company quickly learned that polyurethane not only works well in dental equipment, but also has applications across virtually all industries.
In the decades that have followed, Freelin-Wade expanded its product line to include more than 4,000 stock items. In addition, they increased their custom capabilities so they can do an infinite range of variations.
The company that started in Fred’s garage now employs more than 100 people in a large manufacturing center in McMinnville, Oregon.
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