Black Bros. exhibiting at IWF

MENDOTA, IL — Black Bros. Co. is finalizing plans to once again exhibit at the International Woodworking Fair this summer in Atlanta, GA. The four-day, largest-of-its-kind show takes place August 6-9 at the Georgia World Congress Center.  “We’ll be there to represent the great company company we are, live demonstrating our equipment and the processes… Read More >

Seven With Evan: Volume 8

Expansion has Black Bros. thinking big

MENDOTA, IL — Black Bros. Co. is excited to announce progress has begun on an additional 18,000-square-feet of manufacturing space at its headquarters. The new building will house the company’s roll department, where the complete process of steel-roll machining and rubber vulcanization takes place. “We always planned to rebuild after we took down the (five… Read More >

Black Bros. returning to EPS Expo

MENDOTA, IL — Black Bros. Co. will again be an exhibitor at the annual EPS Expo being held in Orlando, FL beginning next Monday, March 4. The dynamic three-day event will provide exposure to nearly 300 influential expanded polystyrene manufactures and feature insights from some of the industry’s top experts, according to its website. The… Read More >


Roll coaters and adhesive spreaders (also called glue spreaders) are very similar, but there are some unique differences.  Typically, adhesive spreaders will be used to bond two materials together and the applied adhesive will not be visible in the final product.   With a roll coater the coating typically will be visible in the final product and… Read More >

SIPs Expo showcases “modern way to build”

MENDOTA, IL — Black Bros. Co. will occupy a tabletop at the 2024 Select SIPs Expo and Annual Meeting on Jan. 29-31 in Phoenix, AZ. Stop by and talk to Marketing Manager Clay Coss and watch a new video of the venerable machinery manufacturer’s Motorized Air Pod Press, 775 Adhesive Spreader, and automated material-handling equipment.… Read More >

Seven with Evan (vol. 7)

Evan Carroll’s focus now more than ever is on the future of Black Bros.Representing the sixth generation of family ownership, in Vol 7 of this quarterly conversation, Evan talks about the year ahead, his recent dive into engineering, and his faith in the upcoming generation of workers.

ICEC USA next up for Black Bros.

MENDOTA, IL — Black Bros. Co. will be onsite at North America’s leading show for paper, film and foil converting. The International Converting Exhibition and Conference (ICEC) takes place at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. on Jan. 9-11. Look for Sales Representative Erik Weber at Stand #1328, inside the Association for Roll-to-Roll Converters… Read More >

Wood Industry Association… coming soon!

The proposed merger between WMMA (Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America) and WMIA (Wood Machinery Industry Association) has been voted upon and passed by memberships of both associations. WMMA President Allen Eden announced the news in a statement late last week. The new group will be named the Wood Industry Association (WIA) effective Jan. 1, 2024.… Read More >

Local students “discover manufacturing” at Black Bros.

MENDOTA, IL — Black Bros. Co. welcomed 20 local high schoolers to its headquarters as part of the ninth annual Discover Manufacturing Expo on Oct. 24. The event is a collaboration between North Central Regional Betterment Coalition and Illinois Valley Community College which aims to give students a better understanding of careers available as they… Read More >