Made in Illinois Featured Company: McBride & Shoff

McBride & ShoffMcBride & Shoff, Inc., sister company of Metamora Industries LLC, is located in the same proximity and shares many of the same quality characteristics. At McBride & Shoff, they have been delivering high quality components for our clients for nearly a century.

They are a service oriented machine shop specializing in low to high volumes. Their products have a high level of machining, tight tolerances, and require special skills and machinery due to their characteristics and size. Their customers typically manufacture heavy equipment for the construction, agricultural, and mining industries.  Give them a call and let them know what your unique needs are. McBride & Shoff are confident that they’ll provide a quality product, with great service, at a competitive price.

Made in Chicago Featured Company: YASOU Natural Skin Care

YASOU is a Greek-inspired luxe wellness skin care line that is natural with certified organics. They are plant-derived, vegan, gluten-free and Leaping Bunny certified. YASOU is manufactured and produced in Chicago, USA. They provides a wide range of products including face, hand, and body creams.

YASOU’s Natural ingredients allow them to provide light yet nourishing products. Their mission is to “embrace the beauty traditions, natural ingredients and rich culture of Greece with American technology, bringing you this luxurious natural skincare line that makes you look and feel good.” YASOU seeks to combine the essence of natural ingredients and certified organics in a way that offers multiple health and beauty benefits for both men and women.

Made in Chicago Featured Company: Eli’s Cheesecake Company

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Eli Schulman believed baking was an art. So when he created the very first Eli’s Cheesecake as the signature dessert for his award-winning restaurant, Eli’s the Place for Steak, a legend for 39 years, his customers proclaimed it “Chicago’s Finest.” With the same care and dedication demonstrated by Eli himself, The Eli’s Cheesecake Company, a family owned business, has been baking up delicious cheesecakes and other desserts since 1980.
At Eli’s, they slow bake their cheesecakes in small batches, taking the time to allow the ingredients to develop to their optimum flavors…the key to achieving Eli’s unique taste and texture. Eli’s prefers using regional ingredients from local farms and producers who share Eli’s commitment to quality. The Eli’s Cheesecake Company is the country’s largest specialty cheesecake bakery, creating 50+ varieties of cheesecakes and delicious desserts in Chicago since 1980. It is their mission to support local farmers, vendors and small businesses whenever possible.

Made in Illinois Featured Company: Imago Manufacturing LLC

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Imago Manufacturing is a modern, precision CNC machining company located in Northern Illinois. Serving a variety of North American businesses, Imago Manufacturing specializes in short to mid-range production machining of a wide range of materials. Imago Manufacturing invests in the very best late-model CNC machines from the world’s top builders. Their Multi-tasking CNC Turning Centers have modern innovations like y-axis live tooling, for done-in-one milling machine capability on a lathe. Their mills have on machine probing and 4-axis milling for the ultimate in productivity and reliability.

Some of their top products include CNC Milling, featuring state of the art machinery including on-machine probing and 4-axis machining. They also specialize in CNC Turning Bar-fed diameters from 1/4″ to 3″ chucking diameters up to 15″ as well as all types of materials in quantities from 10 to 10,000.

Made in Chicago Featured Company: Frank Edmund Co.

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Wood is good for Frank A Edmunds & Co., which manufactures wooden products such as dowels, posts, and other turnings as well as wooden displays, moldings, and custom pieces. Its turning products include balls, craft items, furniture parts, game parts, handles, knobs, spindles, and novelty items. Moldings include architectural moldings, frames, and furniture parts. The company also makes specialty parts (CNC work, rollers, specialty finishing, assembling, packaging, and order fulfillment) and through its F.A. Edmunds unit, makes fine needlework and quilting frames.

Made in Illinois Featured Company: Advanced Flexible Composites

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Advanced Flexible Composites (AFC) makes diverse products possible. This innovative manufacturer of high temperature, non-stick composite materials has risen to the forefront of the PTFE- and silicone-coated market. Whether it be fabric, conveyor belting, or pressure sensitive adhesive tape, AFC has solutions for a variety of industries. Common markets include food processing, packaging, plastics, composite bonding, can manufacturing, textiles, and vinyl windows, among others.

While primarily known for their Dura line of industrial products, AFC also operates a Food Products Group. This business segment (DuraChef) partners with major quick service restaurants such as Dunkin Donuts, McDonald’s, Burger King, and Starbucks to provide consistent consumer goods. DuraChef also carries a line of cooking and baking products that will outlast and outperform what is currently in your kitchen.

As a manufacturer, AFC understands its obligation to encourage sustainable practices. This can be found in AFC Renewables, which has developed the ability to fully recycle laminated paper products (NoWaste Technology) and provide a truly gluten-free food preparation option. Collaboration, innovation, and diversity drives their business.

Made in Chicago Featured Company: Bbands


BBands is a for-profit social venture that empowers girls and women through two-toned, colorful sports headbands with inspirational tags. BBands allow girls to show off their individuality and flair while working out, playing sports, or otherwise leading an active lifestyle. They offer a variety of colorful, comfortable headbands from their Chicago based location.

Made in Illinois Featured Company: AIR802

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AIR802 manufactures high quality equipment and goods for both the wired and wireless industries. For wireless, they have designed and manufactured antenna cable assemblies-jumpers-pigtails and business grade wireless access point or routers, which are used throughout the world. In addition, they manufacture many different antennas in various frequencies, along with a line of precision coaxial connectors, which include many uncommon types. Their cables are another major product line with both coaxial and Ethernet wired cable products in production. Another area of special focus is in power-over-Ethernet or PoE products. They also provide custom manufacturing.

AIR802 strives to offer a balance between superior quality products and affordable prices to create real value for their customers. They hope to do their part in generating ubiquitous broadband availability in every global village. New products are continuously added to their product portfolio as well. 

Made in Chicago Featured Company: Caribbean American Baking Company

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Caribbean American Baking Company is the producer and re-seller of the finest Jamaican Style baked products in the Midwest. They sell to both the retail and wholesale market, supplying a variety of Caribbean and African stores with an abundance of products. Some of their products include Patties, Breads & Buns, Cakes & pastries, Easter Buns and Jerk Cuisine.

Made in Illinois Featured Company: Aeromotive Services

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Aeromotive Services is a manufacturer of high quality connector housings and produces specialty wire harness assemblies for short runs or production. For the past 24 years Aeromotive has been designing, prototyping, and developing electrical housings and wire harnesses for a variety of industries. At their Elgin, Illinois location they have implemented some of the latest technology to provide a higher standard of quality control and craftsmanship.

Aeromotive specializes in various automotive and industry specific electrical products and services. Services range from automotive connector sourcing, wire harness repair and reconditioning, custom manufacturing of wire assemblies, creating and origination of universal connectors, and providing the automotive industry with training to replace, install, and configure complex electrical products. They also specialize in manufacturing and reprocessing wire harnesses for most makes of cars and trucks, both foreign and domestic.


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