“Made in America.” That phrase applies to every Presco marking product, all of which are manufactured at our Sherman, Texas facility. “Made in America” also applies to the company itself.
In 1942, a young Texas entrepreneur named Robert “Earl” McMackin developed and patented the stadia rod to help seismologists search for oil. And Precision Specialties Company was born.
Earl spent nine years in the field with the professionals who used his products. Additional needs became apparent. By 1950, Presco patented a portable breast reel and multiple tools for the down-hole handling of dynamite. Additionally, Presco began the custom fabrication of sheet metal seismic supplies.
In 1966, Earl turned the reins over to his son, Ed. He incorporated Presco, and it grew to become the nation’s leading prime manufacturer and distributor of plastic flagging and marking flags.
By the 1970s, Presco had expanded to extrude flexible PVC film for surveyor ribbon. When Ed’s son, Waymon, became president in 1979, technology became a key part of the Presco success story. In 1987, Presco was awarded the prestigious title of “Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Company of the Year” by Plastics Technology magazine.
Today, Presco is America’s premier manufacturer of industrial and commercial marking products and customized PVC films. Presco has built a 70-year reputation for extraordinary service and satisfaction, and an ongoing commitment to solving our customers’ non-verbal communication needs.