WELCOME TO HISTORY OF BURCH MANUFACTURING CO.
Since 1882 , we are still a family owned business and now with the 4th
and 5th Generations. We have
expanded from the once tiny operation set up in a basement to repair covered
wagons, to a multifaceted manufacturing firm with international distributions of
many of its products.
Over 125 year period , Burch has undergone changes in name
from Ft. Dodge Tent and Awning to Burch Mfg. Co. Inc., locations, Men to Women
lines, and productions techniques. One thing has remained constant,
however: It's ownership and management has been in the Burch family since it was
The family's high standards for quality and dependability have
gained the company a well deserved reputation over the years.
The war years, between 1942 and 1945 proved to be a lucrative
time for the firm, since a large amount of government work was undertaken,
predominantly the manufacturing of officer and squad tents.
In 1945, the
Houser, a canvas accessory for tractors that
channels heat from the engine back to the person operating the tractor.
In 1953, a line of Heat-Houser for Industrial
construction equipment was added.
In 1970's a line of portable water tanks. The Kolaps-A-Tanks
were developed. FDA Models are for storing water for human consumption,
Fire FK Models are for Fire Departments where water is not readily
accessible. DB85 Model is ideal for on site use at Hazardous Incidents.
We also manufacture specialty items and made to order
products for customers all over the country. We would be more then happy to quote
you on any of your projects. We value our customers opinions
so E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org,
Phone 515-573-4136 or Fax 515-573-4138.
The 4th and 5th Generation of the Burch family are here to carry
on the tradition of quality and service. The 6th Generations are
sweeping the floors just like we all did. We started from the bottom
and worked our way to the top of the company.
Karla Burch Skaggs, President