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101 Top Illinois Product Design Companies and Startups of 2021

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based Product Design companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Product Design 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

Top Illinois Product Design Startups

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mHUB

mHUB

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mHUB is a hardtech innovation and manufacturing entrepreneurial center.

ThreeKit

ThreeKit

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ThreeKit is a 3D product configuration and visualization platform that enables brands to create and manage beautiful visuals at scale.

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Berlin Packaging

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

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Agrible

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Agrible develops products and analytical tools that deliver field-specific data to help with decision making in the agriculture industry.

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Justrite Manufacturing

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Justrite is a source of storage, handling and security products including fire prevention safety equipment for hazardous.

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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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matchist

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Matchist is a product design company that helps businesses with APIs develop certification programs.

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DevMynd

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Digital Strategy, Design, and Development

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Threadless

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Threadless is a global community-driven design platform featuring designs created by various designers, artists and general consumers.

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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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Slate Solutions

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

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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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Chimad

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Chimad is a NIST-sponsored center of excellence for advanced materials research .

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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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OWC (Other World Computing) and Macsales.com

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Other World Computing provides hardware products and support services to the computer industry.

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USG Corporation

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USG is North America’s leading producer of gypsum wallboard, joint compound and a vast array of related products for the construction.

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Elkay Manufacturing Company

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Elkay Manufacturing Company is a manufacturer of stainless steel sinks, faucets and kitchen cabinets.

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Planet Innovation

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Planet Innovation exists to develop and commercialize products that transform industries.

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GiftPrompt, Inc.

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GiftPrompt is a tech company with a vision to automate and personalize eCommerce via mobile app.

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PDT, an Astronics Company

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Complete Product Development: Inspired by Creativity, Driven by Results.

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Environmental Systems Design

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Environmental Systems Design, Inc. is a engineering design firm.

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Appiphony

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Appiphony is a consulting firm that designs and develops Salesforce applications.

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Milyli

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Milyli is a computer software company that offers e-discovery software development services.

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APICS

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The Association for Operations Managemen

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Travelon

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Travelon designs and manufactures innovative travel solutions, including anti-theft bags and packing accessories.

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gravitytank

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gravitytank is a innovative consultancy combining strategy, design, and research to bring clarity to the challenges of innovation.

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Nexgen Packaging

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Nexgen Packaging, LLC is a leading global supplier of Brand Identification products to Retailers and Apparel & Textile Brands.

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Punchkick Interactive

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Punchkick Interactive is a custom software firm that transforms clients into leaders of the mobile space.

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Inmagine Group

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Inmagine Group is a global creative ecosystem powered by design, technological innovation, and entrepreneurship.

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Prisma Systems

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Prisma is a premier engineering company that specializes in 3D visualization to help companies expand their technological prowess.

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Willow Wood

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Market leading designers and manufacturers of prosthetic products, developers of O&P software

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Bold Insight

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Bold Insight is a full-service user experience (UX) research agency

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AE Marketing Group, Inc.

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AE Marketing Group provides brand strategy and product marketing support to help businesses grow marketshare, revenue, and loyalty.

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Universal Air Filter

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Universal Air Filter designs and manufactures custom air filters and EMI shielding products.

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ComboApp

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Full cycle digital product & app marketing agency helping companies bridge the gap between ideation and execution

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QFX Inc.

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QFX delivers quality consumer electronics with innovative product designs and exceptional performance to value-conscious consumers.

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Xeikon

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Xeikon is an innovator in digital printing technology. The company designs, develops and delivers web-fed digital color presses.

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18|8 Men’s Salon

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18|8 Men’s Salon is a trusted place for men to have a professional grooming experience.

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Cannabistry Labs

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World-class cannabis-infused product research and development company

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Radians

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Radians manufactures a comprehensive line of quality protective gear to minimize personal exposure to safety hazards.

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Mariani Landscape

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Mariani Landscape is a landscape design, installation and maintenance firm in Illinois.

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Optobionics Corporation

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Optobionics Corporation designs and develops artificial silicon retina (ASR) microchips for vision loss.

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DGS Technical services Inc.

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DGS Technical services is a construction company offering steel detailing, engineering design services, and cad design services.

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OnCore Manufacturing Services

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OnCore Manufacturing Services, LLC is a leading provider of product commercialization services for low-medium volume, high-complexity

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Anguleris Technologies

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Anguleris Technologies provides manufacturers with virtual product placement and visualization solutions.

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Premier Beauty Supply

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Premier Beauty Supply is a consumer goods company that supplies salon beauty products.

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TransTech Social Enterprises

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TransTech is a creative design firm that provides graphics, web development, and multimedia production.

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C.E. Niehoff & Co.

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C.E. Niehoff & Co. is an automotive company providing designs and manufacturing brushless alternators.

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AFX Inc.

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AFX Inc. is a lighting product development firm manufacturing lighting products for residential and commercial domains.

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The Bradford Group

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The Bradford Group has dual core competencies, Marketing and Product Development, that are critical to our business.

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HyperEdge

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loop management systems

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HBK Engineering, LLC

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HBK Engineering is a civil engineering company specialzing in engineering design services.

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PeopleFlo Manufacturing

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PeopleFlo Manufacturing develops innovative products and production processes for the pump industry.

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One Design Company

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We transform research into insight through memorable web design, development and brand strategy.

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StandFast Group

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StandFast is a premium provider of corrugated boxes and innovative packaging solutions located in Carol Stream.

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Solberg Manufacturing, Inc.

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We partner with our customers, colleagues, & suppliers to help them innovate and discover new possibilities.

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ProdRocket

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Startup studio to validate, launch & scale delightful products.

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Highland

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We’re a digital product consultancy with a fierce commitment to keeping people at the center of our work.

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Sandstorm Design

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Elevate your marketing with our blend of strategy, content, UX, responsive web design and usability expertise at Sandstorm.

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The History Factory

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The History Factory is a PR company specializing in museum exhibit design, and digital archiving services.

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Concourse Team Express

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Concourse Team Express is a sporting goods company that provides sporting goods, athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel.

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ACTS Aviation Security

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ACTS-Aviation Security is a security company that specializes in provision of security and customer service solutions.

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Adrenaline

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Adrenaline is a leading online supplier of awesome and unique gifts.

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Unbranded Designs

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Unbranded Designs is an e-marketplace that funds, manufactures, and sells unique furniture from design-oriented communities.

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Aria Group Architects, Inc.

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Aria Group Architects, Inc. is an architecture, planning and interior design firm based in Illinois.

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Big Idea Design

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Big Idea Design is retail and consumer merchandiser providing exclusively designed, made, and serviced products for its users.

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KKSP Precision Machining

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KKSP Precision Machining is a manufacturer of machined metal components produced on automatic screw machines.

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Hexacomb Corporation

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Hexacomb Corporation designs and manufactures paper products.

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Conveyor Solutions, Inc.

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Conveyor Solutions is an industrial automation company providing design and development solutions.

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Rocket Web

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Rocket Web builds robust Magento websites and integrates them with 3rd party systems or custom zend framework applications.

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LDP Consulting Engineers

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LDP Consulting Engineers is a utility company specializing in engineering design solutions.

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DRiV

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DRiV is a global designer, manufacturer, and marketer of automotive products.

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Bollinger, Lach & Associates, Inc.

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Bollinger, Lach & Associates, Inc. is a design firm offering engineering services to commercial houses in Wisconsin and Illinois.

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Pernix Group, Inc.

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Pernix Group, Inc. construction company offering diversified general contracting, design-build services.

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Magnani

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Magnani is an experience design and strategy firm.

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Tech Startup Us

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Tech Startup Development

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HDMZ

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HDMZ is a healthcare and science brands design and manfacturing company located in Chicago.

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Azavar Technology Group

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Azavar Technology Group designs, develops, and delivers websites as well as web and mobile applications.

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Greater Good Studio

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Greater Good Studio is a human-centered design firm focused on social impact.

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Servo

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Servo is an digital design and development company.

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Chipman Design Architecture

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Chipman Design Architecture is an Illinois-based architecture and interior design firm.

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Simple Truth

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Simple Truth is a design company providing brand building services.

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Raynor Garage Doors

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Raynor Garage Doors engages in the manufacture and sales of garage doors.

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Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects

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Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects is an architectural firm of architectural design, interior design, and predesign services.

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ForYourParty.com

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ForYourParty.com manufactures and sells personalized party accessories that offers a selection of colors, styles, and design options.

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Advance Lifts

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Advance Lifts is a company that manufactures and distributes dock lifts, scissor lift tables, tilters and industrial turntables.

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Expert

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EXPERT Corporation engages in the design, analysis, engineering, tooling, automation, production, and supply of emissions canisters,

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Quiet Foundation

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Quiet Foundation offers software designing services for financial industry trading platforms and applications.

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Cristaux International

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Cristaux International is a design and manufacturing company that specializes in custom awards and other high-end forms of recognition.

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Webitects

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Webitects designs, hosts, and develops results-oriented websites for its clients.

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Amtab

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Amtab designs and manufactures a variety of furniture such as tables, partitions, condiment cabinets, heavy-duty carts and booth systems.

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Fabric Images, Inc.

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Fabric Images is an events services company offering design, build, and installation services.

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Yuvee

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Specialize in the design and development of advanced user interfaces.

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Fittle Bug

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Fittle Bug is real-time scheduling software that also develops technological products for the home service industries.

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Campus Sportswear

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Campus Sportswear Inc. does in house art work, screen printing, embroidery, and digital designs in textile printing for sports teams.

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Designcraft

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Designcraft positions itself as a top-of-the-line supplier, focused on providing their clients with cutting-edge modeling support.

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Image Industries

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Image Industries is a technology-driven leader in the design and manufacture of stud welding equipment and studs.

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HLB

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HLB is a design and development company.

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Koflo Corporation

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Koflo is a world-leader in static mixer manufacturing and design.

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A. Lava & Son

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A. Lava & Son is a cover producer supporting the bedding industry and distribute mattress making components.

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