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Walsh Company Celebrates Centennial Anniversary

The Walsh Company is celebrating their 100 year anniversary on Thursday, June 19 in Brookfield, Wisconsin. A century ago, James M. Walsh revolutionized the horse harness industry for farming with his development of the Walsh “No Buckle” Harness. 100 years later his company has transformed into an industry leader for Hunter/Jumper, Standardbred Racing, Thoroughbred Racing and Show Horse equipment. The Walsh Company continues its time honored tradition of a family owned business operated by the Paul M. Treiber Family in the heart of Brookfield, WI. They have grown exponentially since their launch in Milwaukee, WI in 1914 and continue to expand their reach in several equestrian markets and now into the canine pet market. All the products are manufactured in their 40,000 square-foot Brookfield, WI facility by 40+ skilled laborers.

Today, under the direction of President and CEO Paul M. Treiber, The Walsh Company proudly manufactures more than 3,000 products designed for the equestrian market including

Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds, Hunter/Jumper, Eventing, Dressage, Polo and Show Horses. Each of the products are individually handmade and all of the leather products are created on 100-year-old sewing machines. In 2013, Treiber expanded the hand-crafted leather line into the canine pet market with custom dog collars and leashes. More than 500 dealers sell Walsh branded products throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Japan. The Walsh Company is also the exclusive North American distributor for many luxury equestrian products from Europe. Worldwide expansion efforts have been bolstered by Wisconsin’s Export Tech program through Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership as well as grants from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. The Walsh Company exports have increased 30 percent since 2012.

 “Working with Olympic and World Champion riders as well as multi-million dollar winning trainers within the industry, we are able to create products that are far superior to all others on the market,” says CEO Paul Treiber. “We strongly believe in the work that the riders and trainers put in at home which is why they require equipment that is of high quality, undoubtedly reliable and durable. We have a very high standard for quality of craftsmanship here at Walsh which is why I firmly stand behind our products.”

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