Bain Manufacturing Company, Inc. celebrates 40th year anniversary
Grenada, Miss. – On April 22, Bain Manufacturing Company, Inc. celebrated their 40th year anniversary with an event held in downtown Grenada, the city where it all started. A luncheon was held at First and Green to honor Chief Executive Officer Larry Franklin for his many years of service to the company. He was also presented with a plaque commemorating the event by the Grenada County Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Billy Collins.
The Bain Manufacturing Company, Inc. was founded in 1976 by the late Dewey L. Bain after he acquired two patents on a ringed soft plastic fishing worm. This allowed Bain to enter the soft plastic injection molding business to manufacture and produce his own products.
In 1980, recognizing the need for greater marketability and product reach, Dewey Bain and his son-in-law, Larry Franklin, became business partners and decided to manufacture products for other manufacturers. This strategic move created opportunities for the company to utilize the marketing structure of larger companies, streamline operations, and establish scalability for the business to grow.
After the death of Dewey Bain in 1985, Franklin took over Bain Manufacturing Co. Inc. as president and chief executive officer. Under his guidance, the company has thrived and stretched beyond the national and international fishing industry to also include the federal government, Claire’s Fashion Jewelry and Accessories, Mattel Inc., and clients in the medical and safety industries. The company has been a stronghold in the local economy since it was established in Grenada and is proud to be located in Mississippi.