About Us


Douglas® is a 3rd generation, family owned and operated business located in the heart of the Midwest, Eldridge, Iowa. Our central location makes it fast and affordable to ship products within the United States and even worldwide.

Founded in 1967, the company started out manufacturing industrial fabrics. By the early 1970’s we developed a diverse line of sports related products for Tennis, Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, and Hockey. In addition to our sports equipment products we also specialize in custom fabrication for a wide range of materials including; Windscreen, Netting, Padding, Vinyl, and Metals.

Douglas® has been involved in countless high profile projects across the nation and throughout the world.  You can see our products in professional and college stadiums and arenas, local high school facilities, park and recreational areas and even at your friends and neighbors homes!


Here at Douglas® we use only the best materials for every single product that we make. Everything is carefully selected to ensure finished products that not only look good but are built to last. Many of the products we sell are manufactured right here in the Midwest at our facility in Eldridge, IA. This allows us to be innovative and provide our customers with custom features they need all while remaining competitively priced.

As the manufacturer, we are able to have complete control and oversight over every product that gets shipped from our facility. Our production team has over 100 years combined experience and we adhere to strict quality control procedures resulting in unmatched quality and workmanship.


We’ll do it your way! Our standard line is broad, but custom items are our specialty. If you have an odd-sized court that needs a special net or windscreen, call us. If the baseball complex needs specially designed netting to protect players and spectators, call us. If the big auditorium needs dividers to make it adaptable for multiple uses, call us. Contact us for the usual and the unusual.


Douglas Industries has been around for 50 years providing quality products and excellent service. Our success is not only due to our superior product line but through the efforts of our core group of loyal employees who  show pride in their work and are knowledgeable about our products. We continually hear from customers that they get the answers they need and the products they want from us hassle-free. There’s a reason why we’ve won numerous industry awards over the past several decades.

We’re unmatched in the industry. Shipment on standard items is within 24 hours. Delivery of most custom items are within 2-3 weeks. Plus, we guarantee 100% satisfaction.

Put your trust in Douglas Industries, we are up to the challenge!

John Douglas – President/CEO

Chris Rickerl – Vice President of Operations

Tonya Douglas – Accounting/Administration

Amy Kaufmann – Marketing Director

Heidi Claeys – National Sales Manager

Kelly Montgomery – Purchasing Manager

Sandy Daniels – Customer Service

Kari Shannon – Customer Service

Mike Ploehn – Plant Manager

Ben Resch – Production Manager

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