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Black Bros. a Gold Sponsor for SelectSIPs Expo

Black Bros. Co. will be a Gold Sponsor for the 2023 SelectSIPs Expo and Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 6-8. The family-owned manufacturing firm founded in 1882 has supplied quality laminating equipment to the structural insulated panel industry for decades. Made by sandwiching a core of rigid foam insulation between two structural facings,… Read More >

Black Bros. exhibiting at IWF

      Black Bros. will again be displaying and demonstrating its industry-leading machines at the upcoming International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta, GA. The event takes place Aug. 25-28, 2022 at the Georgia World Congress Center and boast the slogan “All the New You Need.”  The event will feature three exhibit halls with all the products and… Read More >

Black Bros. Featured in Special Historical Exhibit

The Mendota Museum and Historical Society hosted an open house on March 27, 2022 at the Hume Carnegie Museum in Mendota, Illinois. Black Bros. Co was featured in a special exhibit sharing the history of the company. This year marks the 140th anniversary of Black Bros. Co., the oldest manufacturing firm in Mendota. The company… Read More >

Efficient Laminating of Structural Insulated Panels or SIPs

Background Many residential and some commercial building projects are making good use of Structural Insulated Panels, specifically for sidewalls and roofs. These panels, also referred to as SIP’s, are usually made up of OSB (oriented strand board) laminated to both sides of an EPS (expanded polystyrene) core using a water-based emulsion adhesive. The core material… Read More >


Today is the opening day of ICEC USA, America’s Leading Exhibition for Paper, Film, Foil and Nonwovens Converting in Orlando, FL. Black Bros. Co. Sales Manager Bill Masear is in attendance and located in Booth #1142 in the AIMCAL Pavilion. Bill is promoting our Web Laminating Systems as well as our roll reconditioning programs. Black… Read More >

Introducing New Southeast Sales Manager

We are pleased to introduce you to our new Southeast Sales Manager, Brian Schultz. We also wish our previous Southeast Sales Manager, Mark Thompson, well in his future endeavors. Brian was recently promoted to the sales team and we’re excited to have such a great asset join our team. With over 27 years of experience… Read More >

Black Bros to Exhibit at AWFS Fair 2021

The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers® Fair, to be held in Las Vegas July 20-23, will be the first major woodworking industry event to take place live and in-person, since 2019. Black Bros. is excited to invite you to register and attend AWFS® Fair. Receive a complimentary show badge by following our custom registration link.… Read More >

How to Check for Roll Wear on a Roll Coater or Adhesive Spreader

Did you see our article in the April ’21 Woodworking Network Redbook? Click the link or continue reading for our article on How to Check for Roll Wear on a Roll Coater or Adhesive Spreader. Roll coating machines allow for an even application of hot melt or cold glue application on many different substrates. Worn… Read More >

Black Bros Ad in March FDMC Magazine

Our ad in FDMC Magazine’s March issue features the Tb-60 Hot Roll Laminating System. FDMC Magazine, published by the Woodworking Network covers the entire range of the woodworking market, from smaller shops to production plants, with an emphasis on best practices in management, productions, materials and design. You can check out our ad in the… Read More >

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 >