Franks Manufacturing is a member of the San Antonio Manufacturers Association (SAMA) and has been a stellar and synergistic member. Their vacuum form products have had a significant impact to our grocery, oil & gas and agricultural industries locally and nationally. Additionally, their involvement in SAMA has been outstanding and has helped unite many of our members, especially in the areas of environmental regulations, and have provided the leadership to help us continue to be the voice and advocate for manufacturers in our region. They provide a great benefit not only to SAMA, but to our industry and community as well. SAMA is proud to have them as a Member.


  • Franks Manufacturing is a family owned and operated business, the plant in San Antonio opened in 1980 initially producing “Texas Best Lick Feeders™” for the agricultural liquid feed industry. Over the last 36 years, we have grown to one of the largest custom vacuum formers in South Texas.
  • We specialize in heavy gauge, high volume thermoforming and custom plastic products. All members of the team are dedicated to providing quality custom plastic and vacuum formed parts. Our range of products cover agriculture, oil & gas, store fixtures, ice and beverage products, medical, packaging, secondary containment tanks, and air conditioning parts. Franks has the capability to manufacture products from polyethylene to acrylics.

The most recent addition is our affordable secondary open top containment tanks which are popular in the Eagle Ford, Permian Basin, Bakken/Three Forks and numerous other gas and oil shale fields in the United States.

The ownership of Franks Manufacturing Company passed from father to son in Nov 2006, but the quality service and attention to detail remains unchanged. We haven’t forgotten where we came from, but now our product line runs the gamut from our “Texas Best Lick Feeders™” in the agricultural field, open top tubs for the oil & natural gas shale oil fields, vegetable produce bins for grocery and department stores, and garbage top lids for the waste management industry.

Franks has the following NCAICS Codes: 

326199 – All other Plastics Products Manufacturing, building materials, packaging, siding, trash containers, and utility containers.

326150 – Packaging, plastics, PVC, styrene, ABS, and non-abrasive materials.

Franks Manufacturing is a SBA Small Business, Veteran Owned and SCTRA certified; Emerging Small Business Enterprise (ESBE), Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and Veteran Business Enterprise (VBE) certified.


SCTRA # 2150611579


Vision: Deliver an outstanding product coupled with dedicated customer service.


Mission: Provide state of the art plastic products at a competitive price, and delivered in a cost effective manner in order to build a mutually beneficial relationship with our customers.


Team work is embedded into the Franks team culture. The work at Franks Manufacturing is a complex combination of jobs; pre-production, post-production, shipping the product and follow up — all in constant motion. Our work entails building one job onto another. We fulfill our obligations as a part of Franks Manufacturing by resisting the temptation to take “shortcuts” that might undermine the integrity of the final product.


At Franks we value loyalty, not just to our employees but also to our customers. It is a value that we hold in high regard. When we carry out our job with that commitment we are expressing our loyalty. And by doing our share, we show our loyalty to Franks Manufacturing and the product that we have dedicated to our Family’s name.


We treat people as they should be treated. Respect is what allows us to appreciate the best in other people. Respect is trusting that all people have done their jobs and fulfilled their obligations. Franks Manufacturing is one team and each of us has something to contribute.


Integrity is a quality we develop by adhering to moral principles. It requires that we do and say nothing that deceives others. As our integrity grows, so does the trust others place in us. The more choices we make based on integrity, the more this highly prized value will affect our relationships with the Franks team, family, friends, and customers.