In Memoriam: Bud Dahbura

Abbud (Bud) Salomon Dahbura, the founder of Hub Labels

USA • Abbud (Bud) Salomon Dahbura, the founder of Hub Labels, Hagerstown, Maryland, USA, died June 24. He was 82 years old.

Dahbura was born in Bethlehem, Palestine, in 1932. He went to the USA on a Fulbright Scholarship and graduated in 1957 from the University of Texas, Austin, with a degree in mechanical engineering. After moving to Baltimore, Maryland, he met Mary Grimes and they married in 1959. He worked for Landis Tool and Pangborn Group, and in 1967 moved to El Salvador, where he started a business converting cellophane tape and masking tape into usable sizes. Soon afterward he bought a tabletop printing press and began the first self-adhesive label business in Central America.

In 1977 he and Mary moved their family back to the US, and the next year he launched a label company that would become Hub Labels, which continues to be a strong presence in the North American packaging market. Today the company is headed by his son Thomas, and employs more than 150 people.

Jack Kenny
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