The Algus tradition encompasses over forty years of experience in the heat seal and thermoforming packaging industry. Art Gustafson is widely considered to be the leading pioneer of today's automatic heat seal and thermoforming industry and, indeed, the father of the rotary automatic heat seal machine. As a young man, he discovered his natural talent for design and innovation working on his family's farm in Illinois .
He joined Plastofilm Industries ( Wheaton , Ill. ) in 1954, starting in the die shop and subsequently moving up the engineering and management ladder. In 1961, he ventured out and started his... (more)