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NEW LOOK, SAME SHIPP BELTING
As we celebrate our 80th year in business, Shipp Belting is taking on a new look. It’s a big change for us, but what hasn’t changed is the integrity, quality and service Shipp has always been known for. Now, we’re building an even brighter future on the foundation of the storied history of Shipp Belting.
THE YEAR WAS 1938…
…and Dale Edward (D.E.) Shipp knew that in Waco, as machines hummed steadily along, factories showed strong indications of what was to come: Progress.
Before WWII, Shipp was studying at Texas A&M and left to serve his country. Belting manufacturers were forced to make black rubber for the war effort, but the belting industry had a need for white food grade belting. Dale Shipp formed a buying group with four other companies across the country. They showed enough buying volume for white belting to be produced. While Mr. Shipp was building the company, he died suddenly in 1952.
W.C. (Bill) Ogden, stepson of Mr. Shipp, became president of Shipp Belting. Bill Ogden developed his broad industry, product and application knowledge and had a keen business insight. He continued to provide collaborative conveyor belting solutions to industries. The result? Shipp Belting took its place as the leading conveyor belt provider in the region. Bill Ogden was known by his business associates for his honesty and integrity….a genuine respect shared throughout the belting industry. Before Bill retired in 1994, his son, Greg Ogden, became president in 1992. Greg became the third generation successor of Shipp Belting ownership.
Fast forward to today. Though the landscape of industry has transformed over the past 80 years, some things never change. Shipp Belting has maintained its region-wide presence as your premier, customer-focused partner. Still the same family-owned and run business, Shipp Belting is trusted by many to provide conveyor belting solutions, motorized pulleys, rollers and more, all while offering expertise and family-first service. At Shipp Belting, we know that you aren’t slowing down. We’re here to keep you moving in the right direction.