Belting Company (VBBC) has been in business for almost 100 years. The
company was founded in 1910 by Edwin Vollrath of C Vollrath & Sons, Inc.
in Germany. The core business is specialty textile weaving. In the
early 1900’s VBBC’s products were manufactured in many different U.S.
locations. Today, all manufacturing resides in Easton, PA.
VBBC’s belting products were used primarily in the Industrial Revolution
for power transmission and conveying. Then, in the mid 1900’s the
business focused on food processing and packaging. During the 1970’s
VBBC initiated defense contract marketing to establish manufacturing for
U.S. Government agencies. Since then, VBBC has been weaving tapes for
aircraft arresting systems that are used to protect pilots and aircraft
from overrun accidents during landings and takeoffs. Today Victor
Balata Belting Company is the primary supplier of aircraft arresting
tapes to The United States Air Force and Navy. The company supplies air
bases internationally and exports products to over twenty different