Eder Flag acquires assets of Baartol Co.

Special to The Freeman

Dec. 9, 2013

OAK CREEK – Eder Flag Manufacturing Co. on Monday announced it has acquired the assets of Kenton, Ohio-based Baartol Co.

Oak Creek-based Eder Flag is the nation’s largest producer of high-quality flags, flagpoles and related accessories, according to a company statement.

“Integrating these assets of Baartol Co. with Eder Flag allows us provide an even broader array of product offerings in addition to strengthening our expertise in the engineering and design of these products,” said Jodi Goglio, director of operations at Eder Flag.

Baartol, which has been around for more than 70 years, is committed to quality, which will fit well with the focus Eder Flag puts on craftsmanship, according to the statement.

Eder Flag will work with John Anderson, who has been at the forefront of custom flagpole development at Baartol, and plans to incorporate his knowledge and expertise.

“We feel this is a natural fit for our business, and we’re happy to be able to offer our customers another high-quality line of products,” Goglio said.