The Jacobs & Thompson Group – When Did We Start?

When Did We Start? - Jacobs & Thompson was established in 1947, making us one of the most experienced foam fabricators in North America. This means you can rely on us to provide you with the correct solution promptly. We know foam.
  • J&T acquires Engineered Foam Products in Toronto, ON on July 31, 2017
  • J&T acquires American National Rubber (ANR) bun splitting division on October 15, 2014
  • J&T relocates Sonatex facility from Burlington, ON to Barrie, ON, March 1, 2014
  • Industrial Foam Division of E.F. Walter Inc acquired May, 2012
  • Sonatex competitors, Globaltex and Laminated Textiles are acquired in 2009
  • Jacobs & Thompson acquires Sonatex in 2007, offering flame laminated materials
  • Jacobs & Thompson acquires Edward Graphic Supplies in 2006, begins supplying foam mounting tapes to the flexographic printing market
  • Jacobs & Thompson acquires Procan in 1999 & Thomson Gordon in 2000, two major foam parts competitors
  • Foam fabrication begins in 1959. The company moves to its current location in Toronto, Ontario
  • Salesman Paul Thompson is hired in 1947 and is made a partner in the firm. Company changes its name to Jacobs & Thompson, October 1947
  • Eugene Jacobs Sr. forms Closure Systems in 1940, a distributor of packaging equipment and tapes and dispensers