Introducing the Panel Assist Stacker by Black Bros.

MENDOTA, IL — The smoothest way to produce laminated panels just got smoother!       With panel manufacturers looking to decrease labor cost, Black Bros. has designed and engineered the Panel Assist Stacker to be integrated with its Panel Express System. The state-of-the-art, in-line process is the wood industry’s most efficient option for laminating HPL to… Read More >

Join Black Bros. in Vegas… for FREE!

Black Bros. Co. once again will be exhibiting its premier laminating and roll coating equipment at the Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers® Fair. The biannual event takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. July 25-28. Right now, Black Bros. customers can receive a complimentary show badge by following our… Read More >

The Gold Standard: Visitors will find value in redesigned BBCO website

MENDOTA, IL — A faster, friendlier, and more engaging Black Bros. website is coming soon! Here at Black Bros. we thrive off 140-years of tradition, but that’s not to say we aren’t also focused on modern-day necessities. We are! And the newly-designed will be all the proof you need. With valued customers top of… Read More >

Networking: Black Bros. gearing up for “one of the best opportunities”

“Expand your network. Grow your business. Build your knowledge.” This is the slogan for the Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC) to be held April 25-27 at Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, CA. Black Bros. will be represented at the annual event by Executive Committee members Matt Carroll and Evan Carroll, as well as Director of… Read More >

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. Celebrates 140 Years of Business

Black Bros. Co. took a pause Wednesday, Dec. 14 to reflect upon 140 years of business. President and CEO Matthew Carroll and family members briefly halted operations at 8 a.m. and invited associates to celebrate the significant milestone over breakfast. Carroll spoke a few words about the company’s history and thanked those present for the… Read More >

Black Bros. Introduces Enhanced Over Stack Panel Feeder

     Black Bros. Co. has engineered several design and operating improvements to its floorspace-saving Over Stack Panel Feeder, which robotically pushes substrates off an autoindexing scissor lift and into production equipment.      Enhancements include:      • Increased pushing force and running speed, up to 300 lbs. and 100+ fpm      • Increased range of board… Read More >

Black Bros. Helps Students “Discover Manufacturing”

Black Bros. welcomed area students to its headquarters as part of the annual Discover Manufacturing Career Expo on Tuesday, Oct. 25. The event exposes high schoolers to potential job pathways and the skills needed to successfully enter the world of manufacturing in north central Illinois. About 20 high schoolers were presented with a brief overview… Read More >

Black Bros. is pleased to honor Brian Kaiser for five years of service as of Sept. 1

Black Bros. is pleased to honor Brian Kaiser for five years of service as of Sept. 1. Kaiser has been a key player on the production floor, operating the water-jet cutter and press brakes, along with handling sheet metal fabrication. Pictured to commemorate the occasion (left to right) are Megan Kneebone, Mike DeLong, Kaiser, Heath… 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 >