Blackburn Mfg. Company was started by E.A. “Bud” Blackburn, my grandfather, in the basement of a small family homestead near Royal Nebraska. Bud’s uncle, Ray Blackburn (a surveyor), asked him if he could come up with a machine to attach a piece of cloth or paper to a piece of wire instead of using the wooden lathes stakes that was the current way to mark during surveys.
Bud, a farmer by trade but a “tinkerer” at heart, would over the next couple of years, invent a Marking Flag machine to mass produce marking flags using a small piece of vinyl attached to a wire staff. From there, the rest is history.
Today, Blackburn Mfg. Company produces on average 150 million marking flags per year! While our machines have been modernized over the years, Grandpa’s original machine blueprint is what we use to build all our machines today.
Our flag machines are built in-house and can produce over six thousand flags per hour. We can build them as we need them and often have parts on hand to make repairs or new builds when necessary. We strive to follow Bud’s legacy and ingenuity by creating solutions for our customer’s needs.
We have an amazing team that strives to provide you with high-quality, American-Made products at both our Nebraska and California locations. Customer service is our #1 priority; therefore, we make sure that we are doing everything possible to exceed your expectations with our marking products and continued service. We know that none of this would be possible without our loyal customers.
For more information, visit www.blackburnflag.com