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MISSION STATEMENT                     
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Crafters Pick offers the creative person the latest technology and insures them lasting endeavors, while keeping in mind the very fragile state of the environment. All of Crafters Pick products are non-toxic and water based.

Crafters Picks' parent company, API with its 120 years of expertise, also manufactures a complete line of adhesives for product assembly and packaging applications for sale to manufactures, printers, bookbinders, food processors, converters, and other businesses.

Crafters Pick has taken basic adhesives to a new dimension for the creative world, while protecting the environment. 

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Adhesive Products Plant 1934

Adhesive Products 1998

Adhesive Products, 1938

Adhesive Products, 1998

The Adhesive Products, Inc. was founded in 1878 as a textile coatings manufacturer in San Francisco, California primarily for ladies clothing applications. Shortly after the turn of the century,  the company expanded into manufacturing adhesives and adhesive coated packaging tapes.

In 1934 my grandfather, Paul W. Shattuck,  purchased the company and with my father's assistance, William L. Shattuck, they began to expand the company through acquisition and new product development.  By the mid fifties API™ had purchased three adhesive companies and a custom printed pressure sensitive label manufacturer.

At this time the company had three plants on the West Coast and serviced the graphic arts, theatrical, food processing, woodworking and industrial markets as well as retail repackagers with an extensive product line of adhesives, coatings and custom printed adhesive coated labels.

By 1972 when I, Paul C. Shattuck joined API™, the company had expanded its marketing area beyond the Rockies to the Midwest and Eastern US markets and had added new niche market products including aerospace products used in the Apollo and LEM vehicles.

 

Paul W. Shattuck 1928

William L. Shattuck

Paul C. Shattuck

Paul W. Shattuck

William L. Shattuck

Paul C. Shattuck

 

Since the introduction of Crafters Pick™ in July 1997, API™ has been successful in obtaining national distribution on many of our innovative new formulations.  

For 129 years the company has taken pride in its commitment to quality and excellence and we look forward to an exciting bright future.

Sincerely,

Paul C. Shattuck, CEO

API Website: www.AdhesiveProductsInc.com

 

 
 

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