Call now! 800-252-2568

Black Bros. Co. Receives Healthy Manufacturer Certification

With a focus on our commitment to health and safety in the workplace, Black Bros Co. is pleased to announce the recent achievement of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association Healthy Manufacturer Certification. The certificate was awarded to our Mendota, IL location for participation in training via OSHA authorized instructors from the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC)… Read More >


Roll Reconditioning with Black Bros. Co.

Black Bros. Co. has been reconditioning rolls for over 90 years. We manufacture the entire roll – steel core, to rubber covering, to roll finish specifications. We will recondition your roll to ensure proper coating weights and eliminate costly coating waste. For maximum roll performance, we urge you to return your rolls to Black Bros. Co.… Read More >


An update on Black Bros. Co. and COVID-19

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker issued an Executive “Stay at Home” Order on Friday March 20, in response to COVID-19. This order has been extended until at least April 30th. Black Bros. Co. falls into the category of “Essential Businesses and Operations” designated in the Governor’s order. Under that designation, Black Bros. facilities remain open and… Read More >


New 3D Lab Tour

View a Virtual 3D Tour of our Research and Development Lab You can now view our Research and Development Lab as well as some of our machines up close, without stepping foot in our Mendota, IL location. Check out the new virtual 3D lab tour below.   The following is the list of machines featured… Read More >


Black Bros. Co. would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! In observance of the holiday season, Black Bros. Co. will be closed on Tuesday, December 24th and Wednesday, December 25th, Tuesday, December 31st, and Wednesday, January 1st. A limited staff will be available to answer any phone calls Thursday, December 26th,… Read More >


Black Bros. Co. To Exhibit at WMS 2019

Black Bros. Co. will exhibit at the 2019 Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo held in Toronto, Canada. Exhibits will run from October 31, 2019 – November 2, 2019 at Canada’s largest event for the wood industry. For free expo hall admission to WMS compliments of Black Bros., please use our registration code: “Black19”… Read More >


What is the Difference Between a Roll Coater and an Adhesive Spreader?

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… Read More >


Black Bros. Associate featured in Cue Career Interview

A member of the Black Bros. Co. team was featured recently in a video interview for Cue Career, a digital organization for young, developing talent. Cue Career aggregates the resources of industry associations for career exploration/navigation and workforce development. Students can learn about specific industries and associations and the bountiful opportunities they offer. The Wood Machinery Manufacturer’s of… Read More >


Black Bros. Co. Celebrates Manufacturing Month

Black Brothers Co. held an event to celebrate Manufacturing Month at its Mendota plant October 25. The event featured plant tours of Black Bros.’s corporate and manufacturing facilities, where many equipment upgrades have been made in the last two years. More than 300 community leaders, business professionals and local dignitaries got an inside view of… Read More >


Black Bros. Co. draws big crowds at IWF 2018

Just as we have every year since its iteration, Black Bros. Co. once again exhibited our world class laminating and roll coating machinery at the International Woodworking Fair, held August 22-25 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. With estimated attendance levels near record-highs, the Black Bros. booth was packed with manufacturers looking to… Read More >