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Our Story

Our Mission.

To provide our customers with innovative, competitive solutions by listening to their needs and constantly investing in our people and our business. We build strong partnerships by responding quickly to customer needs, providing timely communication, and establishing mutual trust.

Our Vision.

To be the leading provider of specialty flanges for the domestic market through continual innovation, teamwork, customer focus, and employee empowerment.

Company Milestones.

  • 1958Joel and JoAnn Carlson found Carlson Company in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to provide machined flanges for equipment used in the refining and petrochemical industries.
  • 1990The business transitions to the second generation of Carlsons, continuing the commitment to quality and service Joel instilled in the company.
  • 2000This decade sees the company investing heavily in large-diameter CNC machines, diversifying into markets including military, wind power, food processing, power generation, and utilities.
  • 2002Jim Carlson invents and patents the Computer-Controlled Positioning Table—The Carlson Chord Right. This innovation raises the standard in how bolt circles are drilled, delivering accuracy to within 5 thousandths off an inch.
  • 2008Carlson Company expands, building a state-of-the-art, 40,000 square-foot manufacturing and office facility for increased production, shipping, and warehousing.
  • 2015Emphasizing continuous improvement, the company earns QMS certification to ISO 9001:2015 standards.
  • 2017Carlson Company initiates a project to obtain AML status with end-users, engineering companies, fabricators, and distributors in the oil and gas, power, refining, and chemical industries.
  • 2021Carlson Company is acquired by Riverbend Industries, a privately-held, family-owned business acquisition and investment company based in Chicago, IL focused on growing manufacturing businesses in the U.S.

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