CHICAGO – Triangle Package Machinery Co. celebrated in May its 100th year in business. The company was founded by Louis R. Muskat in 1923 and currently is in its third generation as a family-led business.

The company developed its first packaging machine in 1926 and Muskat introduced Triangle’s first carton sealer. Today, the company’s full line of machines includes VFFS baggers, bag-in-box cartoners, multihead weighers and pre-made pouch machines.

As part of celebrating its century in business, Triangle shared some feedback from a few of its longtime customers, including Goetze’s Candy Company.

“The machine we had from the early 1960s was literally just replaced at the end of 2021,” said Todd Goetze, president and chief operating officer for Goetze’s. “The machinery clearly is built for a long life and holds up.”

When Louis R. Muskat stepped down, his son, Robert, took over. In the 1980s, Triangle introduced its first vertical zipper applicator, an industry innovation at the time.

Now owned and operated by a third generation, Bryan L. Muskat is Triangle’s chief executive officer, while Paul Muskat serves as vice president of business development and David Muskat is vice president of manufacturing, safety and environmental services. And the company shared that a fourth generation of family members are involved in aspects of day-to-day business, as well.

“It is an honor to be part of this momentous occasion,” said Bryan Muskat. “We simply would not be here today if it were not for the foresight of L.R. and Robert, and our loyal and dedicated customers and employees.”