Blackburn is the worldwide leader in marking flags.

Blackburn Manufacturing is unmatched in creating high-quality marking flags, offering the best customer service in the industry. Over 65 years ago, Bud Blackburn was asked by land surveyors to create better survey flag for marking. He invented a machine that glued vinyl flags to wire staffs. BMC has been offering the best marking flags ever since.

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Marking Flags: Simple and Dynamic

Nowadays, marking flags are everywhere. From landscaping flags in your lawn to planting flags in your garden, stake flags are at work. They are simple, yet dynamic. Even their name changes based the flag’s purpose. No matter if need survey flags or utility flags, BMC manufacturers the best marking flags in the world.

Custom-Print Marking Flags & Yard Signs

Our founder invented a better survey flag for BMC’s first customers. Blackburn continues to invent new ways to help our customers. We now offer custom-print marking flagscustom yard signsmarketing tools, and other printed products.

Humble Beginnings in the Surveying Industry

Blackburn Mfg. Co. is a family owned firm. It was started in 1953 by E. A. “Bud” Blackburn in the basement of a small family homestead near Royal, Nebraska. Bud’s uncle worked in the surveying industry and used old lathe stakes as markers. He came to Bud and asked him if he could attach a piece of cloth or paper to a wire or wooden stick.

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