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Participating Companies

Featured Illinois Manufacturer:
Central Specialties Ltd.
About Company   Crystal Lake, IL  

Central Specialties Ltd. (CSL) designs and delivers a full spectrum of products to enhance your foodservice and hospitality equipment needs. Launched in 2005, Central Specialties is the result of a collaborative merger between CSL'S Gaychrome-branded food service product lines and Tubular Engineering's hospitality offerings. The Gaychrome brand was founded in 1927 and provided plastic, wood and metal products for the foodservice and hospitality industries until it merged with Central Specialties Co. in 1982. The Tublar Engineering product line was a perfect complement to the CSL Foodservice and Hospitality product line. The combination of businesses offers an excellent assortment of quality products.


Top products: High Chairs, Tray Stands, Bellman Carts, Luggage Racks and Coat Racks


Special Capabilities: Many of our products can be customized in size and finish. The following products are made in the USA: KidSitter, and plastic high chairs, Easy-Mover bellman carts, wood coat racks and valets.




Foodservice & Hospitality equipment

Contact Information:

Kathy Whitt




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.