History

The Past

Flat Rock Bagging began in 1962 as an offshoot of the old Flat Rock Quarry.  Founded by brothers Sonny and Roger Brown, they noticed that sandblasters would periodically scavenge the fine dust that piled up from the quarrying operations.  This sparked the idea of bagging the sand and selling it to sandblasting firms.  In the old days, all bagging was done by hand.  As the company grew, Flat Rock Bagging responded by expanding its services and product offerings to include commercial and industrial sands and aggregates, packaged landscape soils, decorative rock, and mulch.

The Present

Today, giant hoppers feed bulk materials into automated machinery, with an end result of bagged products.  In two shifts, the machines have the capacity to turn out more than 20,000 bags daily.  As a processor of bulk materials, Flat Rock Bagging bags about 145,000 tons of material annually, sending out over 4 million bags of product a year.  With three facilities in Michigan, Flat Rock Bagging now offers both bagged materials and contract packaging services to major companies across the Midwest.

The Future

Flat Rock Bagging’s continued success is rooted in the vision of our founders.  They believed in “keeping costs down”, while providing superior products and service to their customers.  We take pride in carrying on the tradition of providing competitive pricing and delivering high quality products to the marketplace, and will continue striving to keep service a priority.