About Adams Manufacturing

After returning from Vietnam, Bill Adams worked in the Pittsburgh Public Schools as an elementary school librarian. In the late 1970s, and with a modest $10,000 inheritance, Bill resigned from his job. Responding to the energy crisis at the time, he developed “window blankets.” They were simple: bubble wrap held to attic windows by suction cups to keep heat from escaping. When this product proved to be too difficult to market, Bill focused on using suction cups to enable retailers to hang signs in their windows without sticky tape residue.