Founded in 1894 as a decorative glass factory, Eagle Manufacturing has grown and changed with the times. The technology that let Eagle make metal lids for glass jars led the way into the manufacturing of metal supply cans for the railroad industry in 1907. These cans led to the current safety container line. Eagle also became well known for their pump oilers. As the need for products grew to meet Federal OSHA safety regulations in the 1970s, Eagle expanded production to include cabinets for the storage of flammables.
In the late 1980s, Eagle again diversified their product line to include a new line of Haz-Mat containment products and in 2000 expanded their line to include a complete range of guards and protectors.