Made in Chicago Featured Company: Wichita Packing Company

Posted by Simone Erskine on Jul 19, 2019 12:00:51 PM

Incorporated in 1963, Wichita Packing Company has evolved into a corporation with global distribution and is the leading independent provider of pork ribs in the country. The company is rooted in its earned reputation as a worldwide provider of consistent, quality products. Regardless of a single unit or an international franchise, their goal is to work with clients to create an application for their establishment, based on specific needs.


Made in Chicago Featured Company: Primrose Candy Company

Posted by Marketing Support on Jun 14, 2018 2:05:00 PM

Primrose Candy is a family owned candy manufacturer since 1928. Primarily a hard candy manufacturer for the first 40 years of the companies history, Primrose expanded in the late 1960’s to include chewy candies like caramel and salt water taffy. A few decades later they then added popcorn confections.

Primrose manufacturers confections to the highest quality standards using both old world candy making techniques and state of the art equipment in its 130,000 square foot facility. Over 80% of the business is derived from private label and contract manufacturing. Thus, Primrose not only has to meet its own high standards, but also the scrutiny of those who put their name on their products.

In addition to candy, Primrose is also making private label nutraceuticals, manufacturing candy base, and adding various active ingredients.


Made in Chicago Featured Company: Bel-Mar Wire Products

Posted by Marketing Support on May 10, 2018 10:52:28 AM

Established in 1972 on Chicago’s northwest side, Bel-Mar Wire Products is a proven leader in the custom display manufacturing sector.  The company serves a wide-range of diverse industries including commercial, retail, food & beverage, snacks & confections, souvenir & gift, tools & hardware, and healthcare.  Their diverse background makes them a one-stop-shop for any display-related needs ensuring high quality craftsmanship with the utmost precision and attention to each detail delivering unsurpassed turnaround times for its clients.

Bel-Mar Wire Products is proud to be a local Chicago business for 45+ years providing the community with local jobs and contributing to Chicago’s economic growth also operating as a woman-owned business.


Made in Chicago Featured Company: Moderne Beverages

Posted by Marketing Support on Apr 27, 2018 11:26:18 AM

Moderne Beverages believe that choosing a beverage shouldn’t be difficult. Driven by the lack of clarity and transparency of beverages on grocery store shelves, Moderne Beverages was formed. They strive to craft products with integrity, transparency, nutrition, and knowledge.  At the heart of their products are probiotics: microorganisms that benefit from the ingredients in our beverages, and consumers benefit from their presence when ingested in the right amount. 

The Chicago-based company takes great pride in their ability to show-and-tell all of their steps, ingredients, process aids, and back up their choices with distilled-down info. Moderne Beverages wants customers to be informed to make the best decision for themselves.


Made in Chicago Featured Company: Illinois Window Shade Company

Posted by Marketing Support on Apr 12, 2018 2:46:37 PM

At Illinois Window Shade Company (IWS) their superior shade systems effectively manage solar heat and glare, providing outstanding levels of comfort, energy efficiency and privacy.  Home of the PowerMove® and SmoothMove® solar shade systems, IWS manufactures superior shade systems that effectively manage solar light and heat transmissions.

Since 1905, IWS has built a reputation within the architect and design community as a trusted source for custom shade solutions for commercial and residential projects.  The company has completed projects all around the Chicago area.  Their mission to provide custom solutions for solar control challenges through a simple, efficient customer service process using proven manufacturing processes.


Made in Chicago Featured Company: E2 Manufacturing Group

Posted by Marketing Support on Apr 4, 2018 4:35:13 PM

E2 Manufacturing Group is a full-service plastic injection molding and contract manufacturing company. They proudly manufacture volume (low/high) production, and prototype parts and assemblies for a wide variety of clients and markets. Since 1998 they've pursued manufacturing perfection with a precise mix of quality, service, delivery and price.

E2's 25 years of experience in the molding, tooling, prototyping, and engineering fields guarantee 100% customer satisfaction. Their services include turn key molding, automated assembly solutions, as well as continued dedication to new technologies. E2's goal is to stay on the cutting edge of technology in the manufacturing industry by providing both the finest manufacturing equipment and people in the world.


Made in Chicago Featured Company: Living Image Solutions

Posted by Marketing Support on Mar 8, 2018 1:47:29 PM

Living Image Solutions, founded in 2016, specializes in customized photo gifts. They can incorporate any photo onto aluminum, canvas, ceramic, fabric, glass, slate, or wood. This allows them to create a unique gift for every individual, as well as provide a range of different options.  

Their products are designed and produced in Geneva, IL with literally unlimited options. Some of their items include, awards & plaques, baby items, cell phone cases, serving trays, ornaments and more! They provide a huge selection of objects for each individual to personally customize with their own photo. 


Made in Chicago Featured Company: Tonya Gross Millinery

Posted by Marketing Support on Mar 1, 2018 9:03:00 AM

Tonya Gross Millinery designs and manufactures ready-to-wear, couture, and bespoke head wear.  The company produces hand-made headwear for men and women using traditional hat making techniques out of Chicago.

Tonya creates custom hats for everyday wear and special occasions including weddings, parties, and the Kentucky Derby. All hat projects begin with a private consultation and can be scheduled via email.  Tonya Gross Millinery is committed to turning any silhouette a customer desires into a special piece of eye candy.


Made in Chicago Featured Company: Cool Mountain Beverages

Posted by Amy Fitzgerald on Feb 1, 2018 3:17:24 PM


Chicago Draft Style began life as a frothy, creamy, rich root beer, formulated specifically to appeal to the tastes of Chicagoans, and to emulate the feel of this great city. At first it was produced only in kegs for local colleges and special events. However, a fierce demand for this craft style soda rapidly grew and became so overwhelming, the owners decided to put it in bottles, expand the brand portfolio, and make it available to everyone.

Chicago Draft Style has quickly become an essential part of “The Chicago Experience” with its rapid growth and a meteoric rise in popularity, Chicago Draft Style can now be found in retail outlets, restaurants, hotels, and wholesalers all over the city and its suburbs. And, is the featured beverage at the Willis Tower and the 103rd floor Sky Deck.


Made in Chicago Featured Company: Abbey Metal Services

Posted by Marketing Support on Nov 16, 2017 3:10:32 PM

Abbey Metal Services can be counted on for all custom fabrication and tank repair needs!  The company has been helping commercial and industrial customers for 57 years with everything from tanks and linings to welding and fabrication.  Abbey Metal Services's specialties are lining, welding, rubber lining and fabrication in steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and copper.

As a member of the American Welding Society, the company offers quality products and services according to customers' precise specifications at competitive pricing.  Abbey Metal Services is committed to meeting customers' needs and even offers on-site repair and installation services.  The south side fabrication and welding shop can do anything from fabricate metals from drawings to helping with a design.  


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