Netmaker to the World
Since 1915, the Burbank family has been handcrafting nets in Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island. Starting out as pioneers in developing nets for the modern shrimping industry (which got its start in Fernandina Beach,) the family moved into sports nets as the shrimping industry declined and today their backstops and other products are used in major college facilities and over 75% of Major League facilities; Arizona Diamond Backs, Colorado Rockies, Oakland A's, Chicago White Sox, San Francisco Giants, Washington Nationals, Kansas City Royals, St. Louis Cardinals, and the Atlanta Braves to name a few.
Burbank also manufactures all kinds of soccer nets, from the kind used at a community center to immense netting that recently allowed a soccer match to be played on a Brooklyn rooftop. The fourth generation of the family is now part of the enterprise, and they welcome visitors. Visit Burbank Sports Nets
to learn more.
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Billy Burbank at work[/caption]
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