Woody Associates, Inc.

Providing automatic decorating equipment to the Bakery and confectionery industry for over 60 years.  As a staple in modern production, the Woody Stringer has the ability to produce zigzag, curved and looped design patterns to bakery and confectionery items in a fully automated system. 

Each Stringer is custom designed to meet the individual needs of the user.  We will utilize factors such as line speed, width and the desired decoration pattern to produce a machine that will exceed expectations and withstand the test of time. The Woody Stringer can be designed to decorate on a conveyor, over a gap or fitted in an enrober.

Many machines in use today are more than 40 years old. In 1954 Woody Associates was founded as George D. Woody Associates, a consulting firm specializing in production issues the confectionery and textile industries faced as they related to automation. Through his experiences as a consultant, George Woody recognized there was a need for automatic decorating machinery.

First produced out of his Atlanta home in 1956, the Stringer proved to be the solution.  This new automatic decorating device was capable of adding zigzag decorations in an array of thicknesses on top of confectionery goods.

Which Woody Stringer is best for you?

Vantage House

Delighted to be appointed sole agents for Woody Associates. Inc in the UK & Ireland.​

If you are a limited company looking to buy some new equipment soon the Treasury are currently offering a very worthwhile financial incentive.

Please see a copy of the HM Treasury official notice below showing that any applicable machine bought by limited companies can benefit from a 130% first-year relief on qualifying machinery investments until 31st March 2023.

This equates to nearly a 25p saving on every pound spent and means that for every £10,000.00 the company spends, they will save £2,470.00 on their corporation tax bill in the first year.

Please discuss with your accountant or finance advisor what this could mean for you.

At Vantage House, we will of course be happy to provide our professional advice on which equipment will be of greatest benefit with regard to your particular production setup.

As always, we’re here if you have any questions.

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As time progressed so did the abilities of the Stringer.  During the 1960’s new capabilities were added to the Stringer in the form of the Single-Loop Attachment. This upgrade allows the stringer to create circles, ovals and slanted zigzags.  In 1974, the Double-Loop Attachment was born, allowing users to create figure-eight and cross hatching design patterns.

Due to an increase in demand for the Woody Stringer, George Woody moved the business to York, Pa. for manufacturing in 1974. York’s close proximity to major industry locations such as Hershey, Pa., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C. made it a prominent choice for relocation.

Woody Associates was awarded the Presidents’ E Award in 1981. The award is given to businesses that show significant increases in exports over a three year period.

Harry A. Reinke, III took over as the president of Woody Associates, Inc. in 2002.  In 2005 he relocated the business to a larger manufacturing facility at their current location.

Woody Decorators

Carefully crafted designs for innovative projects

Finance available on orders over £1,000

Start-up Businesses

Finance from
£ 12 + VAT per week

Medium Businesses

Finance from
£ 28 + VAT per week

Large Businesses

Finance from
£ 74 + VAT per week

Vantage House can help with your purchase through various payment options using Time Finance.
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