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Bro-Tex was originally founded in 1923 as the Minnesota Rag and Paper Stock Company, Inc. by Arnold Greenberg and Charles Brotsky as a supplier of mixed wiping rags. Through acquisitions and expansions, the company added the fiber department and the laundry department to become a full service wiping rag supplier.
Roger Greenberg, Arnold's son, purchased complete control of the company from the Brotsky family in 1957 and in 1960, changed the name to Bro-Tex Company, Inc. Bro-tex was the trade name of the Wiping Cloth Department of the company. Bro-Tex continues to operate as a family business. Roger is still actively involved in the company and in 2012, Arlys Freeman, Roger’s daughter, was named President of Bro-Tex. Arlys is the third generation of the Greenberg family to be involved in Bro-Tex and has been with the company for over 30 years.
Business continued to grow in both the secondary fiber department as well as the wiping cloth department which necessitated a move to a larger facility in 1969. In the 1970’s and 1980’s, the wiper department continued to diversify into additional product lines including non-woven materials, paper products, specialty wipers, and sorbent products.
Since that time, additional equipment and plant expansion has taken place. We now offer over 25 different types of paper / non-woven wipers which are converted into Stack Pack™, Quarter fold, Dispense Pro®, and Center Flo® packaging options. We also offer over 30 types of new and reclaimed cloth wipers and towels.
In addition to the wipers we convert, we also offer a wide selection of specialty wipes including Micro Fiber towels and pre-moistened wet wipes. As an added benefit, we offer contract converting and custom packaging as part of our private label program.