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In 1956, Bill Flanary got his start in the machining industry through the United States Air Force as an apprentice machinist trained at the now-defunct Plattsburgh Air Force Base, in Plattsburgh, New York. He and his family have been in machining ever since. After serving in the Air Force for four years, Bill went to work for an Oklahoma City gasket company in 1964, eventually becoming plant supervisor for the company’s special products division and overseeing numerous government contracts.

In 1977, Bill Flanary became the co-owner of Jimco Inc., founded by Jim Pafford and Jim Hunt in 1974. He renamed the company to Flanco Gasket and Manufacturing Inc. in 1991 to better reflect the company’s core products and services and ownership, after he bought out the original founders. Since Bill Flanary’s involvement in the late 70s, Flanco Gasket and Manufacturing has seen the addition of a machine shop and tool and die department, as well as steady growth. In 2005, an additional machine shop was built after the CNC department outgrew its original space. The addition brought Flanco’s machining and manufacturing capacity to nearly 34,000 square feet.

“Flanco is my other family. Bill is the most gracious and authentic person I’ve ever worked for.”

Kay Parker since 1994

With over 40 years of business under our belt, Flanco is proud to have an established name within the industry and the community. We strongly believe in treating everyone like family, leading to long-term relationships with team members that goes beyond being an employee or coworker and builds trust, loyalty and a passion to succeed together. Because of these values, we provide advancement opportunities within the company, on the job training, and health, dental and eye insurance to help better their careers and lives.

Bill Flanary


Team member since 1977

Mary. L Flanary

Vice President

Team member since 1995

Pat Salvin

Office Manager

Team member since 1983

Helen Combs

Sales Manager

Team member since 1990

Kelly Flanary

Machine Shop Supervisor

Team member since 1988

Christopher Flanary

Computer Operations Manager

Team member since 1996

Billy Flanary

Expediting Manager

Team member since 1983

Brian Dowis

Supervisor Of Laser Operations

Team member since 2011

Paul Erickson

CNC Supervisor

Team member since 1999

Alan Hall

Operations Manager

Team member since 1999

Kay Parker


Team member since 1994