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|Featured Illinois Manufacturer:
Boston Leather is the American-made manufacturer of leather belts and accessories for police, fire, and industrial purposes. Top products include belts, wallets and cuff cases.
Boston Leather began in 1938 under the name Boston Novelty Company making leather tags, name plates, cases, bags, etc. In the early 1940s the name changed to Boston Leather and focus turned to law enforcement. Products have expanded into other areas, but always with an accentuation on the public service market.
All items are manufactured in Sterling, Illinois and Boston Leather has a strong commitment to domestic manufacturing. All leather used is full grain from U.S. steers, tanned in the U.S.A. Boston Leather manufactures a quality item and stands behind it fully.
From earth moving equipment to automobiles; medical devices to consumer products, Illinois is home to 20,000 manufacturers employing nearly 600,000 people.
IMEC, along with our strategic partners, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and other friends of manufacturing, have launched this on-line resource to showcase the diversity of products made here and celebrate the companies that manufacture them. In towns from Chicago to Carbondale, manufacturing is the engine that powers the Illinois economy.