CREEK – Eder Flag Manufacturing Co. will no longer be
selling or manufacturing the Confederate flag, as
recently decided by its board of directors.
Currently Eder Flag Manufacturing Co. services over five
thousand customers and sells over twenty thousand
company’s decision to stop producing the Confederate
flag had much to do with upholding its family legacy.
business launched by seven brothers more than 100 years
ago has grown to become America’s largest manufacturer
of both flags and flagpoles.
Originally launched as Eder Manufacturing Co. in 1887,
the company focused on making pillows, felt pennants,
rag dolls and hunting jackets.
there, the flag-making business was launched and
incorporated America’s Finest Flag Makers Since 1893 in
went on, Eder Flag added to its product line, providing
many different types of flags, flagpoles and
accessories. The company established itself as a leader
in quality and variety of products.
Eventually Eugene, son of one of the original seven
founders, acquired Eder Flag Manufacturing Co. in 1957
after serving in WWII and receiving a law degree from
the University of Wisconsin- Madison. He served as its
leader for more than 50 years.
Eder, our company’s former, long-time owner, fought in
World War II against the forces of bigotry, hatred and
tyranny.” said Jodi Goglio, Chief Operating Officer of
Eder Flag Manufacturing, Co. “Mr. Eder’s primary reason
to own and operate Eder Flag after serving in the
Navy was to produce American flags, a symbol of freedom
that’s not the only reason they removed the confederate
flag from production.
recent events in Charleston, S.C., and the motivating
factors behind those events, coupled with Eder’s legacy,
led to the company’s decision to no longer manufacture
or sell those types of flags.
isn’t the only national corporation to ban the
Amazon, eBay and Sears all announced bans on the sale of
Confederate flag merchandise after the recent shooting
thoughts and sympathies are with the families and loved
ones of those who lost their lives in Charleston.”
Goglio said. “Our hope moving forward is that all
communities are able to live together in unity so that
everyone can experience the freedom and opportunity for
which Mr. Eder and so many other veterans fought.”
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