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An Atlas Flag Corp. of America 48-star flag

Atlas Flags, Inc., formerly Atlas Flag Corporation of America, has proudly been making American flags and accessories since its inception in 1938.   Our company was founded in Chicago, Illinois by Mr. Solway “Fibby” Fierberg at the age of 29.  Mr. Fierberg was a true patriot who was passionate about our country and all it stands for.  He started the company to manufacture the symbol of this great nation with the intent that one day every citizen would fly Old Glory as proudly as he did.  Back then, each hand-crafted flag created by Atlas was made from cotton, only had 48 stars, and had each star field printed or embroidered and each individual stripe stitched together.  We have since added a couple more stars, enlarged our range of products, increased our capabilities, and expanded our customer-base worldwide, but we still hold true to the values that our company was founded upon.  As Mr. Fierberg put it, we manufacture and sell American flags made by Americans for Americans.  Every member of our Atlas Flags family is grateful to be able to continue that legacy today.

Over the years, the company moved from Chicago, to Benton, Illinois, then to Eldorado, Illinois, and finally has been headquartered in Tucker, Georgia since 1978, where we still reside to this day.  Sadly, Mr. Fierberg passed away in the bicentennial year of 1976 and the company was passed on to his immediate family members, who kept things running for two more years.  The business was then purchased in 1978 by Mr. Ed Targ, a family friend of the Fierbergs, who up to that point was in the music business as a manufacturer of instruments.  The flag factory was moved to Tucker, just outside of Atlanta, where a new generation of the Atlas Flags family was born.  The company was renamed Atlas Flags, Inc. and continued the tradition of creating exceptional quality American products to spread pride and patriotism to every customer.

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After Ed Targ passed away in 1988, the company was passed on to his daughter Faryl and her husband Bob Rosenthal.  Bob and Faryl kept the legacy alive by retaining all of the hallmarks of quality and service that had become synonymous with Atlas Flags, while expanding the business into new markets and forging new relationships with customers which have remained steadfast for decades, and are still in place today.  Under the leadership of the Rosenthals, Atlas Flags became one of the largest US suppliers of stick flags as well as one of the only companies to offer imprinted text on each of the sticks.  In addition to all of the signature products of the Atlas Flags brand, the company began to offer world-class appliqué products of the highest quality, using a blend of modern technology, time-tested methods, and the skill and expertise of some of the finest sewing staff in the world.  When Bob and Faryl decided to retire in 2013, they reached out to a longtime friends and fellow flagmakers, Steve and Susan Cook, whom they had known and worked closely with for over 20 years.  The Rosenthals wanted to make sure that the Atlas tradition was carried on long after their retirement, and they felt that the Cook family would do just that, so they asked Steve if he would be interested in purchasing their company.

In February of 2014, the Rosenthals retired from the flag business, and passed the torch to the next era of the Atlas Flags family.  The Cook family moved from Maryland to Georgia and took the reins.  Since then, Atlas Flags, Inc. has begun to offer an even wider array of American-made products to our customers while holding true to the quality, care, and service that have kept the Atlas name and reputation in such high esteem for over 75 years.  Every member of our team understands and values the passion that brought this company into existence, we all strive to achieve even greater success than that of our predecessors in carrying out the mission laid forth back in 1938 by Mr. Fierberg; the mission to spread the pride and patriotism that we feel should reside in the heart of every citizen of the United States of America.  We thank you for your interest and patronage, and we look forward to providing quality American-made products for many, many more years to come.