The History of Montgomery Industries

W.T.S. Montgomery

W.T.S. Montgomery founded the Jacksonville Blowpipe Company in 1925 and quickly developed a reputation for building heavy duty, high quality Material Handling Fans and installing first class pneumatic waste removal systems throughout the southeastern United States.

In the late 1940’s, he recognized the need for a better way to reduce wood scrap into a more consistent end product.  He developed the patented punch-and-die concept for a two stage grind in a single machine.

As the business grew, it was formally incorporated in 1948 in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.A.  New models and configurations were steadily developed to address a wide variety of waste reduction applications. The business was renamed Montgomery Industries International, Inc. in 1972.

Second generation Robert C. Montgomery graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1964, and began full time work for the company. While working for the business, he received patent #5,044,570, patent #5,100,070 and patent #5,205,667 from the United States Patent Office for innovative design concepts.

The company currently is under the leadership of third generation Jonathan C. Montgomery. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1991, and then began full time work with Montgomery Industries. He spearheaded the conversion of drafting and manufacturing into the digital age, and continues to keep the company at the forefront of manufacturing with computerized machine controls.

Fourth generation Patricia K. Montgomery graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2021, and has recently begun full time work for the company. She has added 3D-modeling to the company’s skillset to help provide the best resources possible for customers.

The Montgomery Hog has established a solid track record of being a rugged, high quality, long lasting piece of equipment that produces a consistent end product with a minimum of fines.  We have built over 3,000 machines for customers in 35 countries.