101 Top Illinois Manufacturing Companies and Startups of 2021

June 7, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based Manufacturing companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Manufacturing industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top Illinois Manufacturing Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

mHUB

mHUB

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mHUB is a hardtech innovation and manufacturing entrepreneurial center.

Lordstown Motors

Lordstown Motors

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Lordstown Motors is completing the engineering and development of the first full-electric pickup truck.

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Zebra Technologies

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Zebra Technologies is a global leader in barcode printing and RTLS technology including printers, RFID, software and supplies.

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The Boeing Company

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Boeing Company manufactures and sells aircraft, rotorcraft, rockets, and satellites and provides product leasing and support services.

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Natural Fiber Welding

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Natural Fiber Welding develops a technology that can use plants and natural fibers to make textiles and other durable items.

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Navistar

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Navistar manufactures commercial trucks, buses, defense vehicles, and engines.

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Fast Radius

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Fast Radius is an industrial company that provides production-grade additive manufacturing solutions.

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Tenneco

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Tenneco is a global manufacturing company, is pioneering global ideas for cleaner air, and smoother, quieter and safer transportation.

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Berlin Packaging

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Berlin Packaging manufactures and supplies glass, plastic, and metal containers.

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Titan International

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Titan International, the leader of both Titan and Goodyear Farm Tire brands, offers a full line of wheels, tires and undercarriage products.

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Mondelez International

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Mondelez International is a branded food and beverage company that specializes in snack foods such as biscuits, chocolate, gum, and candies.

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Azul 3D

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Azul 3D is a 3D printing company that allows users to print 3D structures from a wide pallet of materials.

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MUSH Foods

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MUSH Foods is a manufacturer and distributor of ready-to-eat oats.

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Intellihot Green Technologies

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Intellihot Green Technologies manufactures tankless water heater systems for residential and commercial applications.

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Medline Industries

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Medline Industries, Inc., based in Mundelein, Illinois,

Lordstown Motors

ClearFlame Engines

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ClearFlame decarbonizes heavy-duty engines while reducing operating costs, to protect the future from the challenge of diesel fuel.

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Northstar Aerospace

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Northstar Aerospace manufactures components and assemblies to the aerospace industry.

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Everywhere Apparel

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Everywhere Apparel manufactures clothes created from recycled textiles intended to clean the earth while clothing the planet.

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Volexion

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Volexion is a battery manufacturing and graphene coating technology for commercial Li-ion cathode materials with 10x performance.

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Epsilyte

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Epsilyte is a producer of expandable polystyrene resin, solving the needs for efficient, high-R value EPS.

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Acco Brands

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ACCO Brands manufactures and markets office and school products.

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Aiwa

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Aiwa is manufacturer of audio products, including headphone stereos, minicomponent stereo systems, portable stereo systems.

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EDGe Surgical

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EDGe Surgical is a medical device company that offers innovative precision measurement solutions for orthopedic surgery.

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Palladium Energy

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A Lisle, Ill.-based provider of customized power solutions

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Rumi Spice

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Rumi Spice is a spice company that brings exotic spices to enhance the flavor of foods.

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John Deere

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Deere & Company is an American corporation that manufactures agricultural, construction, and forestry machinery.

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Hartland Controls

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Hartland Controls is a supplier of electrical system components to the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning market.

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Eden Park Illumination

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Eden Park Illuminations is a lighting technology company based in Illinois.

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IDEX

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IDEX is a publicly-traded company providing development, design, and manufacturing of fluidics systems and specialty engineered products.

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The Firm of John Dickinson Schneider

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The Firm of John Dickinson Schneider manufactures and markets healthcare products and services.

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AllCell Technologies

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AllCell designs and builds cutting-edge lithium-ion battery packs for transportation and renewable energy applications.

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Delract

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Manufacturing, Commodity Trading and Investments

Lordstown Motors

Sagegreenlife

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Sagegreenlife specializes in designing, manufacturing, and installing living green walls.

Lordstown Motors

Inprentus

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Inprentus manufactures ultrahigh precision, radiation-hard, and diffractive optics by mechanical nanodeformation of metallic surfaces.

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UICO

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UICO makes game-changing, all-weather touch technology for wearable and durable smart devices.

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Molex

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Molex is a supplier of electronic interconnects.

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Gekks

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Gekks manufactures a low cut liner sock for men and women to avoid foot odour.

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RBI

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RBI is a manufacturer and distributor of RBI hammers and hydraulic hammers.

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Citadel Plastics

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Citadel Plastics is a compounder of thermoplastic and thermoset resins.

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CALco

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CALco is a wooden pallet manufacturer selling both new and recycled pallets to a diverse customer.

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DMDII

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The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) is where innovative manufacturers go to forge their futures.

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CDJ Technologies

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It commercializes nanotechnology applications in the life sciences.

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NETenergy

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NETenergy is a thermal energy storage company that is creating a thermal battery designed to offset peak electricity load.

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PCTEL

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PCTEL delivers performance critical technology solutions to the wireless industry.

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New Dimensions Precision Machining

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New Dimensions Precision Machining is a global sourcing solution that manufactures industrial machinery

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The Middleby Corp

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The Middleby Corporation is a provider of the foodservice and food processing equipment industry.

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Mirac

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Mirac is an electronics assembly and fabrication company.

Lordstown Motors

Marketing Card Technology

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Marketing Card Technology is a single-source provider for card production and direct mail services.

Lordstown Motors

Shure

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Shure, a manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics that designs and produces high-quality professional and consumer audio products.

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Miret Surgical

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Miret Surgical is a manufacturing company that focuses on providing medical devices for surgeries.

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IntelliWheels

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IntelliWheels designs, manufactures, and commercializes wheelchair accessories.

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Metraflex

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Metraflex manufactures engineered piping components to reduce noise and vibration.

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J2 Materials

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J2 Materials is focused on the production of high-purity materials for emerging semiconductor applications.

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Zenith Technical Innovations

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Zenith Technical Innovations features THERM-X a device that combines cold, heat, contrast, and compression therapy.

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J.K. Williams Distilling

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J.K. Williams Distilling is a distillery producing craft whiskey and spirits.

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Biomeasure

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Biomeasure is a developer of non-invasive health assesment tools.

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IMS Companies, LLC

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IMS Companies is an engineering company specializing in housing electronics, data systems, and audiovisual equipment.

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Pacific Press Technologies

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Pacific Press Technologies designs and manufactures hydraulic press, press brake, and automation solutions.

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Caterpillar

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Caterpillar has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent.

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NUMiX MATERIALS

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NUMiX MATERIALS specializes in manufacturing and supplying sorbents to remove dissolved heavy metals from contaminated water.

Lordstown Motors

Ingredion Incorporated

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Ingredion Incorporated is a leading global ingredient solutions provider to the food, beverage, brewing and pharmaceutical industries

Lordstown Motors

Waveseer

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Waveseer is a premier cultivator and manufacturer of superior quality cannabis products.

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Blueair

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Blueair provides air purifying solutions with acclaimed leading-edge filtration technologies and design.

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Oval Fire Products

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Oval innovations make buildings better by creating a patent-pending Oval Fire Extinguisher and the Oval Standpipe Valve.

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Mel-O-Cream Donuts International

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Mel-O-Cream Donuts International is a manufacturer of frozen donuts.

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Apologue

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Apologue is a manufacturing company of liqueurs are made from entirely natural, non-GMO ingredients.

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Duravant

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Duravant is a global manufacturer of engineered equipment serving the food processing, and material handling equipment industries.

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Littelfuse

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Littelfuse is the leader in circuit protection, offering the industry’s broadest and deepest portfolio of circuit protection products.

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Slate Solutions

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Slate Solutions offers protective products such as body armor and military products.

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Voyant Beauty

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Voyant Beauty is a cosmetics company specializes in the development and manufacturing of high-performance personal care and beauty products.

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Spinball Sports

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Next Generation Pitching Machines

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Acquired Sales Corp

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Acquired Sales is a publicly-traded corporation focused upon investing in rapidly growing, profitable companies.

Lordstown Motors

Illinois Tool Works

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ITW specializes in the fields of industrial machinery, engineering, operations, sales, marketing, finance, and accounting.

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Creative 3D Technologies Inc.

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We are a 3D printer design & production firm focused on the creation of innovative, cost-effective, & flexible 3D printing solutions

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ZUCHEM

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zuChem develops technologies for manufacturing glycochemicals and carbohydrates for use in the food, specialty, and chemical markets.

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BWAY

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BWAY is one of the largest manufacturers of rigid metal and plastic containers in North America.

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BellaMat

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BellaMat is a manufacturer of mats and runners that improves passenger satisfaction at airport security checkpoints.

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Knowles Electronics

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Knowles Electronics is a Supplier of performance audio, intelligent audio, specialty components in the mobile communications.

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Synergy Flavors

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Synergy Flavors is a manufacturer and supplier of flavorings, extracts and essences, with a truly global footprint.

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Transcendia

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Transcendia, formerly Transilwrap, is a leader in custom engineered materials for critical product components.

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Aqua Glass Corporation

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Aqua Glass, a leader in beautiful bathing systems.

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Kraft

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Kraft Foods is a grocery conglomerate that manufactures and markets a range of food and beverage products.

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Gamma Technologies

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Gamma Technologies is a company that designs simulation software to model thermal, mechanical, electrical, and other forms of physics.

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McMaster-Carr

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McMaster-Carr develops products that are used to maintain, repair, and operate manufacturing plants and large commercial facilities.

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Dover

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Dover Corporation (Dover) owns and operates a global portfolio of manufacturing companies providing components and equipment, specialty

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Roland

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Roland Corporation manufactures and distributes electronic musical instruments, including keyboards.

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Prommus Brands

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Prommus is a food and beverage company that specializes in the manufacturing, distribution, and selling of vegetable and fruit-based foods.

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ATSP Innovations

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ATSP Innovations was founded to design and produce the highest performance polymers on the market.

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Panduit

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Panduit is a world-class developer and provider of leading-edge solutions that help customers optimize the physical infrastructure.

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CMC Materials

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CMC Materials is a supplier of high-performing and innovative solutions that solve our customers’ challenges.

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Aim

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Aim Inc. is a company manufacturing wire bending machines and its accessories.

Lordstown Motors

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Banner Industries is a value-added metals processor and distributor serving OEMs, and contract manufacturers.

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Videojet Technologies

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Videojet develops and manufactures high quality industrial printers designed with your real-world goals in mind.

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Hollister

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Hollister is a developer and manufacturer of healthcare products.

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Skyline Kitchen

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Skyline Kitchen is a Manufacturing Company.

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Heritage-Crystal Clean

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Heritage-Crystal Clean is a leading provider of parts cleaning, used oil, re-refining, and hazardous and non-hazardous waste services

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Zoro US

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Zoro US is a business supplies and equipment company specializing in industrial supplies, HVAC equipment, and MRO products.

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The Quaker Oats Company

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Quaker Oats Company is a Chicago-based American manufacturer of oatmeal and other food and beverage products.

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Akorn

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Akorn is a niche generic pharmaceutical company engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of multi-source and branded

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Wilson Sporting Goods Co.

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The Wilson Sporting Goods Company is an American sports equipment manufacturer based in Chicago, Illinois

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CF Industries Holdings

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CF Industries, a global leader in nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing and distribution

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