Our History

Design Group was founded in 1986 with a single office, a few technical professionals, and a compelling vision: to provide technical solutions to our clients, in a manner which was autonomous and independent from the Barry-Wehmiller equipment divisions. The early years were shaped by a strong reliance upon packaging integration services for our historic brewery and soft drink clients.

Over the course of the next ​30 years, Design Group steadily transformed its vision through careful thought and deliberate decisions. While the beverage industry remains a very meaningful segment of our business, the firm has reduced its reliance on any one industry or client. We have worked hard to achieve greater diversity and balance, and Design Group today serves a broad range of market sectors such as food and dairy, personal care products, household goods, pharmaceutical products, chemical industry, and energy and utilities, etc. We have focused our efforts to build balance within our markets, service offerings, geographical locations, and customer base, so that no single client, market, or region dominates our business strategy.

Click the image below to view a timeline illustrating the Design Group journey. This document highlights important events and key decisions that have shaped our business over the last three decades.  We hope that this timeline will provide you with a sense of Design Group’s rich history and our vision for the future!

DG Timeline May 16

If you have an interest in joining our team, please search our open opportunities.  If you would like to speak to someone or get more information on a career at Design Group, please send an email to our recruiting assistant and we will contact you.