Eric Strub started Marburg Industries in 1972 after devising a machine to place decorative labeling on packages. More than 40 years later, Strub’s daughter, Barbara Paschal, runs the company, which is a leading manufacturer of shrink labeling, decorative labeling and tamper-evident packaging equipment.
Strub was motivated to design the machine after a friend who sold glass bottles and caps told him that the labels were manually placed on the bottles. Years later, Marburg Industries offers a variety of machines designed for banding, labeling and heat-shrinking.
The Vista, Calif.-based company serves numerous industries, including pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, cosmetics, snacks and candy, as well as small items such as lip balm and sample-size toiletries. “It’s one of those things you see all the time,” says Paschal, who has worked at Marburg Industries for almost 40 years. “Years ago, it was kind of behind the scenes.”