We Are Franks Manufacturing

I enjoy seeing the things we make. Our family at Franks is committed to excellence every day.

James Franks
President, Franks Manufacturing


  • 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 42 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 November 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 as of April, 2020, the acquisition/purchase of a deer blind business called The Blynd.

Franks Manufacturing is a member of the San Antonio Manufacturers Association (SAMA) and has been a stellar and synergistic member. 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 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.