Experience, Innovation, & Excellent Customer Service

Since 1948, we have been industry leaders in fabricating unique foam components for customers in the medical, sound absorption, automotive, and packaging industries. At Merryweather Foam, we pride ourselves on our ability to combine experience, innovation, and excellent customer service. We have the knowledge, manpower and equipment to help you get the job done. View our capabilities to learn more.

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Team Driven

Staying competitive in world markets means maximizing resources. At Merryweather Foam, that includes working diligently as a team. This team focus keeps us moving ahead more efficiently. A large number of our team members, from the factory floor to sales offices, have been members of our team for several decades–allowing us to provide consistent results and solutions to our customers.

Family Oriented

Merryweather Foam began as a family owned business and remains family owned to this day. In 1948, Merryweather Foam Latex Company was founded in a humble Akron, Ohio suburb by Lloyd, Raymond and Gerald Merryweather. Today, the family values, so prominent in the founding of the company, still play a major part of our philosophy.

Customer Service Fanatics

We have what it takes to partner with you on your next flexible foam fabrication project–no matter how large or small. If you need a custom flexible foam fabrication, we invite you to contact Merryweather Foam. Put our experience in custom flexible foam fabrication to work for you and bring us your next challenge!

Our Mission Statement

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Humble Beginnings

The Merryweather Foam story began in a humble neighborhood. At the time Lloyd, Raymond and Gerald Merryweather lived next door to an engineer from the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company who was working on the launch of their new “Air Foam” product. The Merryweathers were in the onsite furnace building industry and realized that with the onset of prefabricated furnaces, their business would soon come to an end. In 1948, Merryweather Foam Latex Company was founded in Silver Lake, an Akron, Ohio suburb.

 

1960's

In the 1960’s, Merryweather expanded to a 90,000-square foot facility in Barberton, OH because of steady growth that led to expansion. The move gave Merryweather ten and a half acres of land and more floor space to fabricate foam.

 

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1970's

By the 1970’s, Merryweather was servicing the health and beauty market (foam hair curlers) and the appliance and furniture industries (foam mattresses). The main facility was in Akron, Ohio with three additional facilities in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. In the mid 1970’s, Merryweather developed a strong relationship with the Whirlpool Corporation and other southern manufacturing companies. The company built an additional foam fabrication facility, located in Sylacauga, Alabama, to increase its manufacturing capabilities and serve customers.

 

 

1980's

By 1985, the Merryweather Family decided to sell the business as the company was in danger of being closed by a competitor. An accountant, Carl R. McCune, who had worked for the accounting firm representing the company, was able to purchase it with the help of the State of Ohio and rename it Merryweather Foam Incorporated.

 

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1990's

In the late 1990’s, Merryweather Foam grew again—this time building a facility in Anthony, New Mexico (close to El Paso, TX). This created an opportunity to service companies in the western part of the United States. Manufacturing Companies such as the Hoover Company presented a greater need to service the companies out west.

 

 

Today

Today, Merryweather is proud to be a preferred converter for many industry-leading suppliers, including Foamex, Rogers, Voltek, and Tyco. Our focus is on helping OEM companies select competitive and better performing materials through outstanding customer service. Our ability to meet the fabrication needs of our customers using industry leading equipment and custom-engineered machinery has made us a leader in the foam fabricating world, therefore achieving steady growth over the past 70 years.

 

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Humble Beginnings

The Merryweather Foam story began in a humble neighborhood. At the time Lloyd, Raymond and Gerald Merryweather lived next door to an engineer from the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company who was working on the launch of their new “Air Foam” product. The Merryweathers were in the onsite furnace building industry and realized that with the onset of prefabricated furnaces, their business would soon come to an end. In 1948, Merryweather Foam Latex Company was founded in Silver Lake, an Akron, Ohio suburb.

1960's

In the 1960’s, Merryweather expanded to a 90,000-square foot facility in Barberton, OH because of steady growth that led to expansion. The move gave Merryweather ten and a half acres of land and more floor space to fabricate foam.

1970's

By the 1970’s, Merryweather was servicing the health and beauty market (foam hair curlers) and the appliance and furniture industries (foam mattresses). The main facility was in Akron, Ohio with three additional facilities in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. In the mid 1970’s, Merryweather developed a strong relationship with the Whirlpool Corporation and other southern manufacturing companies. The company built an additional foam fabrication facility, located in Sylacauga, Alabama, to increase its manufacturing capabilities and serve customers.

1980's

By 1985, the Merryweather Family decided to sell the business as the company was in danger of being closed by a competitor. An accountant, Carl R. McCune, who had worked for the accounting firm representing the company, was able to purchase it with the help of the State of Ohio and rename it Merryweather Foam Incorporated.

1990's

In the late 1990’s, Merryweather Foam grew again—this time building a facility in Anthony, New Mexico (close to El Paso, TX). This created an opportunity to service companies in the western part of the United States. Manufacturing Companies such as the Hoover Company presented a greater need to service the companies out west.

Today

Today, Merryweather is proud to be a preferred converter for many industry-leading suppliers, including Rogers, Voltek, and Tyco. Our focus is on helping OEM companies select competitive and better performing materials through outstanding customer service. Our ability to meet the fabrication needs of our customers using industry leading equipment and custom-engineered machinery has made us a leader in the foam fabricating world, therefore achieving steady growth over the past 70 years.

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