Viola Malone, the owner of The Bag Lady Inc., pushed all the stereotypical perceptions in a traditionally male-dominant field.
With her hard work and confidence, she started this company alone, going door to door with her son in one hand and sandbags in the other. The idea came to her from contractors in California using bags around the perimeters of graded sites using machines to fill bags with pea gravel. She later moved back to Washington with her husband and was determined to start her own company while remaining close to her child.
Viola began pre-filling and selling sandbags after seeing a general need for them. She would later purchase a truck to deliver filled sandbags during the day and sometimes at night with her little partner next to her.
Her drive to fill sandbags securely, quickly, and precisely led to her husband, Morris Malone, creating the world’s safest, simplest, and most productive sandbagging system for Viola, which is portable and ergonomically constructed.
The company grew as Viola explored other efficient methods to prefill sandbags for customers that required sandbags in bulk quantities. Growing up in Washington, she understood how inclement weather conditions could result in monumental structural devastation.
In 1996, she incorporated installing erosion control, obtained her contractor’s license while sowing specialty bags herself, and hired full-time employees as her company continued to grow.
From her father’s initial $700 investment, Viola has built The Bag Lady Inc. to be the leading manufacturer of sandbags, fencing, and erosion protection nationwide.
Viola sees her customers’ properties as important as her own, prioritizing delivering high-quality customer service. As the leader in manufacturing sandbags, fencing, and erosion protection, the products are intended to help customers quickly and efficiently. Today, The Bag Lady Inc. is pleased to ship nationwide, producing and distributing quality durable products, serving customers ranging from city hall to construction companies to the military.
Sandbags are an effective method to prevent water damage as they are placed as a barrier to redirect and absorb water.
The Bag Lady Inc. manufactures and distributes empty and pre-filled sandbags to protect your homes and commercial buildings from water damage. Our sandbags are constructed with polypropylene or burlap and UV protection for up to 2000 hours, which will last for up to 3 months and include hem tops and strings that can easily be tied closed and secured tightly. The polypropylene sandbags are 850 deniers. We typically manufacture up to 12,000 sandbags per day. We either make the sandbags on-site or deliver by pallet or in bulk bags.
We also offer sandbag filling tools for your convenience to expedite the sandbag filling process.
If you prefer to assemble your sandbags, our Flood Fighter is a funnel-shaped tool with openings on both ends that will keep your sandbag in an upright position once inserted. Once your bag is filled to the collar of the flood fighter, it is a perfect corp of engineers spec sandbag. This tool is lightweight and weighs about 2 pounds.
For commercial sandbag filling projects, our Megga Bagger machine is an automated process that can take anywhere from 1 to 10 seconds at the user’s discretion.
Our machine can be used with wet or dry sand, gravel, and small rocks – available with 1 or 2 hoppers to allow users to fill multiple sandbags simultaneously. Save time and preserve your energy. Our Megga Bagger Bulk Bag filler fills bulk bags from 500 lbs. to 5,000 lbs. at a rate of 40 bags per hour. This is a desirable option for large commercial projects for contractors who use them for river diversions to protect construction sites or flood protection. We have several different model sizes available to suit your needs for the bags and one size for the filling machine.
We also have Construction Entrance Plates for removing dirt and asphalt between tire treads.
These vibrate the tires when they are driven over the plates and loosens the debris.
Our efficient tools are designed to maximize effectiveness and minimize physical effort associated with the laborious task of physically scooping and shoveling sand, which is especially important when time is of the essence with severe weather conditions on the horizon.
Protecting the places you cherish the most, we offer various products to protect your homes or commercial buildings.
Our goal is to provide the highest quality bulk bag filling machines and sandbag filling machines. As you can see, our products reflect our mission – to efficiently and quickly protect your properties.
Thank you in advance for considering our company to protect your property, and we are looking forward to working with you. Let’s do the best we can to ensure our properties and our families remain safe and secure. For additional information about our products, please visit https://www.bagladyinc.com/.
Contact us at 1-888-770-BAGS so we can help you.
We’re available 24/7 and are happy to discuss your needs.