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Have your city recognized as a 2015 Playful City USA community!

BCI Burke wants to make sure that you get the chance to take advantage of this great opportunity! Playful City USA communities are making play part of the solution that moves the needle on city-wide challenges and, in turn, developing a competitive advantage that attracts and retains businesses and residents. Playful City USA is a national recognition program that honors cities and towns across the country for taking bold steps that make it easy for all kids to get the ...

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New Rep Group: Play Illinois

BCI Burke has just announced that Play Illinois will be the exclusive manufacturers representative in the state of Illinois. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, the Play Illinois team has over 50 years of playground design and construction experience. The most valuable asset is the ability to provide exceptional client service and translate playground dreams to reality. “We’re very pleased to have Play Illinois join the Burke team,” said Mike Phelan, President and CEO of BCI Burke Company. “At Burke, we’re focused ...

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US Play Coalition 2015 Conference

BCI Burke Company will be sponsoring and attending the US Play Coalition conference, which will be held at Clemson University February 15-18. BCI Burke will be actively participating in the event and share information on the company’s innovative park and recreation products. The US Play Coalition is a partnership among individuals and organizations that recognize play as an important and necessary part of a healthy and productive life. The coalition has been in existence since the summer of 2009, and ...

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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 ...