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Tracing the Roots: Hudson's Journey in Aquatic Rehabilitation Equipment

A Legacy Born in the 1920s

Our roots trace back to the 1920s, with the Ille Electric Corporation. This company pioneered the manufacturing of stainless-steel swimming pools, primarily to aid those afflicted with Polio.

Expanding Horizons

Over the years, Ille Electric Corporation diversified, adding stainless steel whirlpool tanks, Hubbard tanks, and burn tanks for therapy. The company’s journey through various ownerships, including Beatrice Foods and Market Forge, culminated in its acquisition by Ferno Washington in 1983. Under Ferno, the division flourished and expanded through strategic acquisitions, partnerships, and groundbreaking product designs.

Innovation in Aquatic Therapy

The late 1990s marked a significant milestone with the debut of the first AquaPaws underwater treadmill system for canines in 1997. The AquaPacer equine underwater treadmill was introduced in the early 2000s which expanded our reach into the equine market. In 2005, Ferno Washington’s acquisition of EESI Engineering in Angola, Indiana, became the birthplace of our renowned AquaPaws, AquaPools, and AquaGaiter products.

A New Chapter as Hudson Aquatic Systems

The Ellis Company acquired Ferno Washington’s aquatic division in 2010, rebranding it as Hudson Aquatic Systems LLC. Operating from a state-of-the-art 40,000 sq. ft. facility in Angola, Indiana, we now proudly manufacture an extensive range of aquatic therapy equipment, catering to both humans and animals.

Customization and Excellence

At Hudson Aquatic Systems, we are committed to exceeding expectations at every stage – from sales to service. Our products are tailored to each customer’s unique needs, ensuring a personalized experience that fosters lifelong relationships and enhances the lives of those who use our products.

Global Presence, Local Craftsmanship

Our products, celebrated for their quality and effectiveness, are utilized in fitness centers, hospitals, veterinary colleges, YMCAs, physical therapy offices, and sports training centers across the globe. They are also a staple in military facilities, equine barns, and racetracks which is a testament to our wide-reaching impact.

Our Promise

Our complete sale-to-service process includes custom design, engineering, sales, manufacturing, in-house testing, assembly, installation, and round-the-clock service support. Our customer service team not only serves our products but commits to ensuring your water quality is also well maintained. With expert staff available for any question, we partner with you to create your success.

A Future Built on Heritage

As we continue to innovate and expand, our history remains a cornerstone of our identity. We draw upon years of innovation and quality in our enduring commitment to transforming lives with the power of aquatic therapy.

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