Groundbreaking on 40,000 st ft expansion April

History of BHE

Blackhawk Engineering originally began operations in 1974 with the purpose to design and build tooling, dies and special machines. The company primarily produced one-off projects and small quantity reproductions. It wasn’t until years later did BHE find its true niche. “The company saw an opportunity to change and migrate from small one-piece machining jobs to […]

Pay for Skill

Blackhawk Engineering changed the way it handles employee compensation in 2007. It’s paying off, for everyone. Prior to implementing the ‘Pay for Skill’ platform, BHE gave employee raises solely based on seniority in a time-based compensation system. “We were finding it difficult to retain people,” said John Oltman, general manager. “Due to the area demand […]

BHE Cuts Ribbon on Largest Expansion in Company History

NEWS RELEASE For more information, contact: Alyssa Connell Connell Communications (641) 330-2537   BLACKHAWK ENGINEERING CUTS RIBBON ON LARGEST EXPANSION IN COMPANY HISTORY Community Tours New Plant Building, Open House Celebration CEDAR FALLS, IOWA (April 17, 2014) – Blackhawk Engineering hosted the Cedar Valley community, customers and special guests at its Ribbon Cutting Ceremony […]

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Media Alert: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Community Open House

MEDIA ALERT For more information, contact: Alyssa Connell Connell Communications (641) 330-2537   BLACKHAWK ENGINEERING TO HOST RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY AND COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE Community Invited to Tour New 40,000 Sq. Ft. Expansion   WHAT: Blackhawk Engineering invites the Cedar Valley community to attend a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House on Thursday, April […]

Blackhawk Engineering Ribbon-Cutting and Open House

Blackhawk Engineering Ribbon-Cutting and Open House

Save the Date! Blackhawk Engineering is getting ready to celebrate our major new expansion. Please mark your calendar to join us at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, for the ribbon-cutting on our new 40,000-sq.-ft. plant addition. The ribbon-cutting will be followed by an open house. Refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing […]

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BHE to Break Ground on 40,000-Square-Foot Facility

CEDAR FALLS, IOWA, April 26, 2013 – Blackhawk Engineering, a Cedar-Falls-based Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining shop, is breaking ground on a 40,000-square-foot facility Thursday, May 2, at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony, which will be held at Blackhawk Engineering, 118 Blackhawk Ln. in Cedar Falls, will be followed by a light lunch. “Our steady growth […]