Strong-Robinette Machine Corporation was incorporated in Bristol, Tennessee, on May 28, 1985. Three brothers began the business with J. Alan Robinette as President, Nolan R Robinette as Vice President, and John M. Robinette as Secretary-Treasurer.
Strong-Robinette Machine Corporation began as the Machinery Division of Strong-Robinette Bag Co., Inc. in the mid-1970’s, making the sewing equipment for its own plant as well as selling to other multiwall bag manufacturers. Alan Robinette was responsible for the development of sewing tables, automatic feeders, and counter-stackers for sewing lines. In 1979 Nolan Robinette joined the firm bringing an expertise in electrical knowledge, thus enabling this new equipment to be built 100% in-house.