Since 1981, Century Foam has served the recreational vehicle and van conversion industries with flexible polyurethane foam products, and has grown to provide a variety of other products such as residential and office furniture, foam packaging, medical, automotive, novelty and promotional products.
1983 Century Foam founded by Eddie Harrison.
1991 Century Foam purchased by Teach Enterprises.
1995 Teach Enterprises purchases Quality Foam Designs (Nappanee, IN) Promotional foam products and specialty packaging.
2000 Century Foam moves to current location and consolidates Nappanee Plant, doubling manufacturing space to 140,000 sq. ft.
2006 Teach Enterprises purchases Foam Technology (Elkhart, IN) increasing market share.
2008 Teach Enterprises purchases a 35,000 sq. ft. building in Elkhart and separates open cell polyurethane business and closed cell polyethylene business (Century Foam Technical Products).
2009 Teach Enterprises opens Great Western Eagle Products in Ontario, CA (Visit gwepack.com)
2010 Teach Enterprises purchases Exemplary Foam and combines with Century Foam Technical Products and operates as Exemplary Foam.
2011 Teach Enterprises purchases a 65,000 sq. ft. building directly behind Exemplary Foam.
2012 Teach Enterprises reorganizes to Century Foam LLC, Exemplary Foam LLC and Great Western Eagle Packaging LLC.
Exemplary Foam opens in Cleveland, TN.
Thomas A. Teach, Owner/CEO
On February 20, 2015 our world changed forever when our family lost Ben Michael Teach after his sixteen-month battle with leukemia. October 22, 2013, Ben was diagnosed with leukemia, he had the normal strain that children are diagnosed with, ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) and also AML ( Acute Myelogenous Leukemia) which normally strikes after the age of 40. To have both at the age of three is extremely rare, so Ben’s chances of survival were very slim. On April 11, 2014, Ben received a bone marrow transplant that was facilitated by BE THE MATCH organization. Ben recovered well and was in remission for five wonderful months. Almost a year to the date of his initial diagnosis, October 15, 2014, Ben’s leukemia returned. Further chemotherapy treatments proved unsuccessful as his leukemia turned chemo resistant. On Friday, February 13, Ben came home and his little body lost its battle a few days later.
After enduring this difficult loss, it compelled us to help others by supporting BE THE MATCH. Currently as a Board Member, we strive each day to bring awareness to BE THE MATCH, an organization that helps patients receive the care and treatments they need through the Patience Assistance Program, affording a transplant, finding a matching marrow donor and continuing cutting edge transplant research. If you too feel moved to become involved, please visit BeTheMatch.org. and learn how you can help give someone a second chance at life.
Thomas A. Teach, Owner/CEO
Mr. Teach began his distinguished military career in 1964 upon entering the U.S. Naval Academy. He was a first team All-American soccer player and served as class vice president, graduating from the Academy in 1968. He was assigned to the U.S.S. George K. Mackenzie (DD-836) home ported in Yokosuka, Japan and served as Communications Officer and Navigator. In 1970, he completed a six month department head training and was assigned to the USS McCloy (FF-1038), Newport, RI, serving as Operations Officer, and was deployed twice to the Mediterranean and once to Northern Europe. He then served at the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Arlington, VA until September 1973 when he resigned commission and entered private industry.
2600 S. Nappanee St. Elkhart, IN 46515-2207