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Reinventing Play: The 1920s, The Beginning

John Edward and Ethlyn Burke owned and operated a farm at the time of the company’s origin, but John had dreams for something bigger. On the same property as the BCI Burke company stands today; John created and incorporated the J.E. Burke company in the year 1920. The company started as a weather-stripping business in one of the farm’s outbuildings, and quickly expanded into the designing and creation of radiator furniture. The business was flourishing in the mid-twenties which led ...

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2015 BCI Burke Employee Recognition Dinner

Recently Burke held its 14th annual Employee Recognition Dinner commemorating the employees years of dedication to the company. Burke is grateful and appreciates the work of all our employees, but there were a number of employees receiving special recognition for their years of service. 3 Years: Chad Dilling – Shipping and Receiving Tim Schmitz – Turret Cell Operator Brian Willis – Pipe Cell Operator Kelly Winchell – Design Engineer Tony Maas – Machine Operator Cut/Bend/Drill Andy Horn – Machine Operator Cut/Bend/Drill 5 Years: Katie Lousier – Graphic Designer 10 ...

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Mohave contract awarded to Play It Safe Playgrounds

Burke representative, Jordan Lynde and the Play It Safe Playgrounds Team have secured a contract with Mohave for a five year term beginning on February 20, 2015. The Mohave Educational Services Cooperative has come to be known and trusted as the most service oriented public purchasing cooperative in Arizona. Their dedication to public procurement excellence and exemplary member service and support capabilities makes Mohave unique and keeps them focused on becoming the cooperative purchasing partner of choice. Mohave ...

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Reinventing Play: The Beginning

The new year marks a momentous company milestone for BCI Burke as we celebrate 95 years of designing, manufacturing and servicing exceptional playground, park and recreation products for children and families all over the world. Since its humble beginnings in the early 1920’s, the company has grown to be a playground industry leader. BCI Burke commemorates this distinguished milestone with approximately 80 employees at the corporate headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and their professional network of ...

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2014 Burke Representative Awards

As we return from our National Sales Conference in Cocoa Beach, FL, all of us here at Burke want to thank everyone for attending, as well as congratulate all of our award winners. Burke had an exceptional year in 2014 and we would like to take a moment to express how much we value and appreciate all of the hard work that our representatives continue to provide. Although there were many awards presented at the conference we wanted to ...

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Investment in BCI Burke Company, LLC

Incline Equity Partners (“Incline”), a Pittsburgh based lower middle-market private equity firm, proudly announces an investment in BCI Burke Company, LLC (“Burke” or “The Company”). Founded in 1920 and headquartered in Fond du Lac, WI, Burke is a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of commercial playground and leisure equipment. The Company’s expansive product set is sold into multiple end markets including parks/recreation, school, housing/developer, and day care markets. Burke is committed to inventing and Reinventing Play™, and to ...