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Eich Eyes Retirement After Long Run At Black Bros.

MENDOTA, IL — After more than 40 years with Black Bros. Co., Northeast Sales Manager Tim Eich is anticipating a well-deserved retirement. Eich started for his hometown company in 1980 as a parts fabricator and has also served as a machine assembler, service technician, and lab manager through the years. He will officially retire on… 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. 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 >