H.D. Hudson Manufacturing Co. celebrates 110th anniversary

HD Hudson 110th AnniversaryH. D. Hudson Manufacturing Company can trace its roots back to 1905. This year marks the 110th anniversary of the company. For more than a century, the enduring legacy of H.D. Hudson has been of a family-owned company with an established worldwide reputation for quality and service.

At the turn of the century, American farmers found themselves in need of new types of equipment to feed and house livestock. Hudson responded by providing sprayers, dusters and water systems in their 1917 catalog. As time passed, the demand for sprayers among the nation’s homeowners increased. New and innovative uses for sprayers emerged in areas that Hudson is still a leader in today including: rust prevention, degreasing, curing cement, cleaning and disinfecting, and mildew proofing. For home, lawn and garden, customers rely on Hudson sprayers to protect against insects, weeds and plant diseases. The company also makes life easier with sprayers for wood deck maintenance, removing wallpaper, mildew control and many other applications.

Concrete contractors, janitorial and sanitation maintenance workers, as well as pest control operators turn to Hudson Professional Division sprayers and accessories. Hudson has long been the choice for professional-grade compression sprayers, hand sprayers, hose, guns, drum pump sprayers and Bak-Pak sprayers. Today Hudson is recognized as the “Sign Of The Best Buy” in the sprayer category.

For decades Hudson has been the global leader in product innovation. Through a disciplined approach to product intelligence, user trends forecasting and research and development, Hudson operates a global product development organization that delivers patented innovative features that are unique to Hudson and preferred by users around the world. Over the years Hudson has pioneered advances in sprayer features and technology, amassing numerous sprayer patents.

Hudson sprayers offer best in class craftsmanship. All sprayers are quality tested and assured and every production run is audited with functionality tests before shipment. The Hudson team calls this process their 6-Step Quality Assurance Pledge. Everything from design and engineering performance to freight tests that ensure damage-free transport of goods are performed to ensure high quality Hudson products reach the customer.

Exclusive, patented features set Hudson apart from the crowd. Tank Design exclusives such as the off-set pump with Simplex Inner-Seal lid allow the sprayer to be filled without removing the pump. This innovative feature keeps debris out of the tank. The Inner-Seal lid seals from the inside out – tightening the seal as the pressure increases.

Hudson’s advertising team has been an authority in the industry since the early 1900s and creates some of the most innovative package designs that are crafted to sell. Year after year Hudson demonstrates its superior level of merchandising skill by consistently winning awards and garnering national acclaim for innovative packaging. Placing emphasis on visuals of key product features to communicate effectively is the hallmark of the Hudson brand.

The experience Hudson has gained producing the best sprayers for agriculture and professional applications simply means the company has more knowledge about how to build better performing sprayers than anyone in the industry. Hudson has used this knowledge to become the leader in worldwide efforts to improve community health through Disease Vector Control initiatives for more than 80 years. As an advocate for public health programs that remove the threat to human life, Hudson designs sprayers engineered and built to meet precise and standardized application procedures. The Hudson X-Pert brand sprayer is used in residual pesticide applications for control of malaria, chagas disease, Dengue fever and yellow fever – saving lives around the world.

Hudson knows and understands the demands and needs of sprayer users in various markets such as lawn and garden, industrial, agriculture, pest control, turf care and public health. Hudson assimilates this knowledge to bring its customers the broadest range of high quality spraying products under assorted price points that meet or exceed the needs of its domestic and international partners. Coupled with integrated technology, supply chain strategies and unparalleled global customer service, Hudson delivers the best overall product along with value added services and programming.

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