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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. Co. Exhibits at AWFS 2019

Black Bros. Co. has 3 machines on display at this week’s AWFS 2019 Fair in Las Vegas. Each of the machines is tailored to a specific area of expertise in the roll coating and laminating industry. The three machines are the TB-60 Hot Roll Laminating System, the 22D-875 Adhesive Spreader, and the 775 Hot Melt… Read More >


Black Bros. Co. Announces Promotions

Black Bros. Co. has announced two promotions recently in its sales department. Evan Wixom has been promoted to Marketing Manager. In his role, Wixom will be responsible for all aspects of Black Bros. marketing activities and the promotion of the company’s line of machinery and products. This includes website content, tradeshow planning, advertising, market research… Read More >


Black Bros. Co. 2019 Show Schedule

Black Bros. Co. enjoyed an incredible 2018 and 2019 is already off to a hot start. Check out our 2019 show schedule and come visit us at the following shows and conferences. Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) SelectSIPs Expo Black Bros. is a presenting silver sponsor at the upcoming Structural Insulated Panel Association’s (SIPA) SelectSIPs… Read More >