Flambeau, Inc. History

1947
First Building in Bruce, Wisconsin, USA
Flambeau Plastics founded in Bruce, Wisconsin, USA
1948
Introducing the Halik Frog
First injection mold machine purchased and Flambeau started manufacturing the Halik Frog in Bruce, Wisconsin USA
1950
Tumblers produced at 7th Street location
Flambeau moves from Bruce, Wisconsin, USA to a former county building on 7th Street in Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA where the first set of 5-, 9- and 14-ounce tumblers were produced.
1955
New Facility in Baraboo
Flambeau builds new facility on Lynn Avenue, Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA
1961
Kool Pac
Flambeau invested in its first blow molding machine adding blow molding to its manufacturing capabilities. Pictured is one of those first blow molded products, the Kool Pac, reusable freezer pac.
1968
Duncan Toys
Flambeau purchases Duncan® Toys Company
1977
Vlchek Plastics acquired
Flambeau purchases Vlchek® Plastics Company
1977
The start of Flambeau Outdoors
Flambeau Outdoors™ hunting and fishing product division was formed.
1977
Start of ArtBin
ArtBin® art and craft storage product division was formed.
1978
Micro Molding
Flambeau expands into micro molding.
1979
Middlefield, Ohio facilty
Flambeau Products Corporation organized in Middlefield, Ohio, USA
1982
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Flambeau creates Flambeau Technology Center (Baraboo, Wisconsin USA) for creation of tooling and secondary fixtures for customers.
1984
Columbus, Indiana, USA
Flambeau acquires Columbus, Indiana, USA facility from Raaco of Denmark
1989
Mailboxes
Flambeau purchases Timely Industries, Inc.
1990
Mailboxes
Flambeau acquired EZ Mail Corporation.
1993
Madison, Georgia, USA
Flambeau's Monroe, Georgia, USA operations move to newly acquired Madison, Georgia, USA facility.
1994
Weldon, North Carolina, USA facility
Flambeau purchases Airmold division of W.R. Grace. Airmold was the original and leading supplier of blow molded cases.
1998
Plasticos Flambeau
Plasticos Flambeau S.A. de R.L. de C.V. created in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
1999
Europlast
Flambeau expands into Europe with purchase of UK Blow Molder, Blowspeed in Ramsgate, Kent England.
2000
L&P Plastics
L & P Plastics of Margate, Kent England acquired and integrated into Flambeau Europlast of Ramsgate, Kent England.
2000
OrnaMates
Flambeau Products Corporation, drawing on its expertise in hunting decoys introduces OrnaMates™.
2001
Duncan Acquires Playmaxx
Duncan acquires Playmaxx Skill Toy Company
2002
Flambeau Corporation and Flambeau Products Corporation Merged
Flambeau Products Corporation (based in Middlefield, Ohio USA) and Flambeau Corporation (based in Baraboo, Wisconsin USA) merge into one corporation, now Flambeau, Inc.
2004
Expansion in Saltillo, Coahuila Mexico
Plasticos Flambeau in Saltillo, Coahuila Mexico expands to 100,000 square feet.
2006
Flambeau Oudoors Acquires brands form Kolpin Outdoors, Inc.
Flambeau Outdoors™ expands into game calls, Turkey Decoys, and the Feeder category when they acquire Lohman®, Circe®, Big River® M.A.D. ®, Kenco® & Feather Flex® from Kolpin
2010
Classic Mallard Storm Front Drake
Flambeau Outdoors™ launches Flambeau Storm Front Decoys.
2010
Stadium Building Products and Quest Baby Care acquired/integrated
Stadium Building Products & Quest Baby Care product lines of Chingford, London England acquired/integrated into Flambeau Europlast of Ramsgate, Kent England.
2010
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Flambeau Trading (Schenzhen) Co., Ltd. established in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
2011
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Flambeau acquired Mastercraft Companies in Phoenix, Arizona, USA giving rise into the medical/scientific molding arena and additional tooling and secondary fabrication capabilities.
2012
Sharon Center, Ohio, USA facility
Flambeau acquires blow molders - Partners in Plastics in Sharon Center, Ohio USA
2012
The Neat Nursery Co.
Flambeau launches The Neat Nursery Co. (created from acquired Quest Baby Products from 2010), a UK manufacturer of plastic molded baby products.
2013
Flambeau Medical Markets Group new Facility
Flambeau purchases adjacent 16,000 square foot building in Phoenix, Arizona USA creating a facility for Class 7 clean room molding and Class 8 assembly work