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Re: World renowned/uniquely local companies [Re: OVERKILL] #4863118 09/08/18 05:56 AM
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S.C. Johnson (aka Johnson Wax), a family owned company since 1886 located in Racine, WI.
Some of the "household name" products that they produce include... Raid, OFF!, Windex, Glade, Ziplock, KIWI, Kit, Grand Prix, Black Magic, Pledge, Fantastic, Edge, Shout, Drano, Baygon, Scrubbing Bubbles, Saran, and many more. Who doesn't have one or more of these products in their house right now?

Re: World renowned/uniquely local companies [Re: OVERKILL] #4863146 09/08/18 06:51 AM
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JLG. Their main plant/headquarters is in my town. I've seen their lifts everywhere.


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Re: World renowned/uniquely local companies [Re: OVERKILL] #4863174 09/08/18 07:11 AM
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Versa Valves is near me (big plastic valves for swimming pools etc.).

Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce just ceased production in Fair Lawn, NJ and went to "Heinz-land".
Repurposing the building involved ridding the anchovy smell. I never smelled anything exit that plant.

I believe Manson tape (Paterson, NJ) is still being marketed.

PERSONAL NOTE: A friend's son bought a car from a lady who worked at the Ben & Jerry's plant in So. Burlington, VT.
There's a freezer case in the office's waiting room.
Can anyone guess what's in it?

Re: World renowned/uniquely local companies [Re: Egg_Head] #4863176 09/08/18 07:11 AM
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Texas Pete

Krispy Kreme !



Forgot about that one! I should have remembered that!


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Re: World renowned/uniquely local companies [Re: OVERKILL] #4863219 09/08/18 07:57 AM
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Hershey Chocolate in Hershey PA



Re: World renowned/uniquely local companies [Re: OVERKILL] #4863220 09/08/18 07:58 AM
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And BOYER CANDY COMPANY in Altoona PA



Re: World renowned/uniquely local companies [Re: OVERKILL] #4863225 09/08/18 08:00 AM
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Aerostich Riderwear---Duluth, MN---big in the serious motorcycling sub-culture.

Re: World renowned/uniquely local companies [Re: OVERKILL] #4863232 09/08/18 08:07 AM
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Amsoil Superior WI. across the bridge from Duluth MN. Aerostich


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Re: World renowned/uniquely local companies [Re: OVERKILL] #4863309 09/08/18 09:38 AM
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ViseGrips made in DeWitt,Nebraska. Now sold by Irwin. That's right, CHINA.

Re: World renowned/uniquely local companies [Re: OVERKILL] #4863312 09/08/18 09:40 AM
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Re: World renowned/uniquely local companies [Re: OVERKILL] #4863313 09/08/18 09:40 AM
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Vermeer is a global company manufacturing almost all of its products in Pella Iowa. Pella Windows has some factories spread around but for the most part is Iowa based.

I almost forgot Blue Bunny ice cream. Not a global brand but national at least and made in Iowa.

I guess a true global company with a small home base would be Cargill. It is still a private family owned company based out of Minnesota.

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Re: World renowned/uniquely local companies [Re: bullwinkle] #4863385 09/08/18 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by bullwinkle
Biggest here is Proctor & Gamble, they've been selling soap & a multitude of other household products since the 19th Century.

They're another one here in Lima, we have p&g's primary liquid laundry bottling plant. If you buy tide, gain, down, etc in liquid or pod form anywhere in N.America, there's a better than 95% chance it was made in Lima Ohio.


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Re: World renowned/uniquely local companies [Re: OVERKILL] #4863391 09/08/18 11:22 AM
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Decker's which is the parent company of Ugg has it's headquarters about a mile from my house. Habit burger and Kinko's both originated in Isla Vista which is within spitting distance from my house. Seymour Duncan also has its headquarters in Goleta. Direct Relief International is headquartered here as well, they are go default charity on Amazon Smile. My family moved here from Cape Canaveral to work at Aero Spacelines and build the Guppy planes.

For anyone who lives in the Oilville/Richmond, VA area my aunt Donna and uncle Tom are the founders of TKL Products which are one of the largest manufacturers of musical instrument cases.

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Modine Manufacturing Company, since 1916 in Racine, WI. (still headquartered there where it does all of it's R&D and testing).
Arthur B. Modine of Racine patented the Spirex radiator, the concentric oil cooler (used in virtually ALL automatic transmission equipped vehicles), the donut oil cooler, Beta-Weld technology, PF (parallel flow) condenser/heat-exchanger, and the Alfuse chemical process (a means of fusing aluminum to aluminum used to produce condensers). Modine was the largest radiator manufacturer in the world at one time and was the main radiator supplier to Ford, AMC, IHC, Caterpillar, Deere, M-F, and CASE for many years. They currently design and manufacture heat transfer products for a wide variety of applications and markets (big into HVAC and refrigeration products these days) and have manufacturing facilities located around the world.

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Originally Posted by bdcardinal
Decker's which is the parent company of Ugg has it's headquarters about a mile from my house. Habit burger and Kinko's both originated in Isla Vista which is within spitting distance from my house. Seymour Duncan also has its headquarters in Goleta. Direct Relief International is headquartered here as well, they are go default charity on Amazon Smile. My family moved here from Cape Canaveral to work at Aero Spacelines and build the Guppy planes.

For anyone who lives in the Oilville/Richmond, VA area my aunt Donna and uncle Tom are the founders of TKL Products which are one of the largest manufacturers of musical instrument cases.



Thank You for the info as I have a pair of Decker shoes and boots smile



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