Eagle Manufacturing has been successful at manufacturing industrial safety and material-handling products over the past 120 years because of its ability to evolve. “It’s not only that we are able to, it is that we are willing and eager to change and make it a part of our footprint and how we go to market and manufacture,” President and CEO Joe Eddy says.
The Wellsburg, W. Va.-based company was innovating products in safety long before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) requirements went into effect in 1970. Eagle Manufacturing began in 1894 as a decorative glass factory that evolved into producing metal lids for glass jars and metal supply cans for the railroad industry in 1907. These cans led to its current safety container line. Eagle Manufacturing also became well-known for its pump oilers.