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Annin Flag Company in Coshocton

A Tour of the Annin Flag Company in Coshocton, Ohio.

Annin Flag Company has been in business for over 150 years. America’s oldest and largest flag company, Annin has locations in New Jersey, Virginia, and Coshocton, Ohio.

Last summer, I had the pleasure of touring the Coshocton plant and if you think watching the construction of flags is not fascinating, I can assure you, you’re wrong. It may be that I was particularly emotional with a son in basic military training, or because I do consider myself fairly patriotic, but I found the tour to be very interesting.

Annin Flag Company was founded in 1847 by Alexander Annin in New York City and remains a company owned business, ran by the help of a professional management team that includes two sixth-generation family members. Annin is dedicated to using domestic materials, so all flags are 100% made in America.

The walls inside the offices of Annin Flag Company in Coshocton are decorated with flags used by the Armed Forces.

Stepping inside the offices of the Coshocton location, you’ll find the walls decorated with honors and awards. Specialty Flags are proudly displayed, and a beautiful antique sewing machine is on view that serves as a desk containing company brochures and stick flags for those who tour the factory.

Nylon is added to a custom slitting machine to cut the width needed for the stripes on the American flag at the Coschocton, Ohio Annin Flag Company.

The free tour begins with some history of the factory before stepping inside the production plant where workers skillfully turn Colorfast American nylon into the flag that serves as a symbol of our freedom.  Custom slitting machines cut the nylon into the required lengths.

Flags are hand-sewn to produce high quality flags at the Annin Flag Company in Coshocton, Ohio.

Trained personnel quickly and expertly joins the stripes with the star field, creating over three million full-sized flags every year.  The flags are all hand-sewn to ensure the highest quality. Annin can produce flags as small as four by six inches or as large as 30 by 60 feet.

Over 10 million stick flags are produced at the Annin Flag Company in Coshocton, Ohio for residential use.

In addition to American flags, Annin also produces custom flags and banners for groups, hotels, schools and individuals.

The Flag of Honor by Annin Flag Company lists the names of those that perished on 91101.

The familiar POW/MIA flag was produced by Annin as are the Flag of Honor and Flag of Heroes, tributes to those who perished on 9/11/01.

Not only does Annin make flags, they also make decorative flags, banners and fans to decorate your home and show your patriotism.

The Annin Flag Company in Coshocton manufactures sewn stripe US flags, stick flags and patriotic decorations and flags. Visitors to Coshocton can purchase Annin flags and decorations at the Visitor Center located in the Roscoe Village.

When you buy a flag, look for quality. Annin Flagmakers manufacture flags that are 100 made in the USA.

Annin Flag Company
700 South 3rd Street Coshocton, Ohio
Phone: 800-338-4724 (group reservations)
Cost: Free but a donation of $2-3 is encouraged to support local charities
Tours are available Monday- Friday from 9 am to 1 pm and take approximately one hour with prior reservations.

Mindy Brems

Wednesday 17th of November 2021

Annin stopped offering tours to the public in late 2018. Guests may purchase Annin Flags at The Coshocton Supply Co. in Historic Roscoe Village, which has a fabulous self-guided tour of this charming Ohio and Erie Canal town. Protection Status
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