Osborn, founded by John J. Osborn in 1887, originally made horse and butcher block brushes as well as street cleaning brooms. Now, 125 years later, Osborn--a unit of Jason, Inc., offers more than 10,000 standard finishing products and more than 100,000 customized solutions to customers in more than 120 countries. Throughout its growth, Osborn maintained its headquarters in Cleveland while adding locations in 15 countries to better serve its diverse group of customers.
“At Osborn, we’re extremely proud of our 125-year history of providing our customers worldwide with superior products that meet their finishing needs,” said Luis Hereza, vice president of marketing at Osborn. “Under Osborn’s new brand identity, introduced earlier this year, we’re a unified team that focuses on a history of quality, innovation, excellence and service.”
In celebration of its 125th anniversary, Osborn is publishing the company’s history in a coffee table book. The book captures a valuable piece of brush making history, and takes the reader from the company’s beginning to present day.
Osborn is a leading supplier of surface treatment solutions and high-quality finishing tools for hundreds of industrial and commercial applications such as metal finishing, honing and surface polishing. Osborn’s product lines include a variety of metal finishing products, welding solutions, maintenance tools and its popular Load Runners® rollers. The company serves customers in a variety of markets, including metals processing, manufacturing, pipeline and energy, welding, construction and maintenance, as well as many others.