SOURCE: Blackburn Manufacturing

Blackburn Manufacturing

November 02, 2009 06:10 ET

Blackburn Adds New Product Line

NELIGH, NE--(Marketwire - November 2, 2009) - Blackburn Manufacturing, Inc., the nation's leading provider of temporary markers used in private and public construction, announced today that it has added a complete line of soil markers to complement its existing line of marking flags and paints.

Soil markers provide a more permanent, lower profile option for construction professionals where temporary flags and marking paints are inappropriate or inadequate. For example, higher profile flags may generate complaints from homeowners objecting to posts planted on or near their property. In some situations, flags also pose a hindrance to mowers as well as construction equipment. Low profile soil markers, on the other hand, are less visible to the casual observer and pose no obstacle to mowers or construction equipment. Soil markers can be used as a stand-alone marking system or in conjunction with flags where they can be placed between posts to further reduce the likelihood of damage to the underground infrastructure. Soil markers from Blackburn use the color-coded system supported by the American Public Works Association Guidelines for Temporary Uniform Marking of Underground Facilities. In addition, Blackburn soil markers are UV stabilized for maximum fade resistance and remain flexible even at sub-zero temperatures. With a 13" pronged anchor stake, these soil markers make accidental movement highly unlikely.

"Our goal is to save our customers time and money by becoming their single source provider of marking paints, flags and markers," said Jennifer Blackburn-Nielsen, president, Blackburn Manufacturing, Inc. "To that end, we're always looking for new products that help them become more efficient. By using our more permanent soil markers, for instance, it's less likely that our customer will have to return to a construction site for relocates, which is very costly in terms of time and manpower."

About Blackburn Manufacturing

For 56 years, Blackburn Manufacturing has been the provider of choice for marking flags, paints and safety products used by municipalities, utilities, landscapers as well as engineering and construction firms. Currently serving both domestic and international customers, the company remains a family owned firm dedicated to the principles upon which it was founded: provide lasting customer value through a continuing commitment to product quality, customer satisfaction, employee development and community service. For more information about the company and its products, visit

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