Physician and surgeon Ivan E. Brown, Sr. launched Brown Manufacturing in 1965 after receiving a U.S. Patent for his invention, the Plastalume® Finger Splint. When sales of this new product increased, Dr. Brown moved operations from a workroom in his basement to a small building behind his residence. Under the leadership of Ivan’s son, Ivan E. Brown, Jr., the company continued to expand. The SEAL-TIGHT® Cast and Bandage Protector, introduced in 1989, was instrumental in the evolution of Brownmed, as the product’s success resulted in considerable sales and employment growth – and the need for increased manufacturing space. In 2010, Brownmed acquired IMAK Products Corporation and the portfolio of medical devices manufactured grew from 87 to 110. A lot of things have changed since Brownmed produced the first aluminum/foam finger splint more than 45 years ago – but one thing remains the same, and that’s Brownmed’s mission: Improving Life is Our Passion.
Today, Brownmed employs more than 60 people and manufactures and sells 130 different products to a worldwide market. Exports contribute 20% of sales and Brownmed has distribution relationships in 100 countries. Brownmed has been awarded 24 patents and has 7 pending with the United States Patent Office. Brownmed has 22 registered trademarks.