Archives for the ‘Made in Chicago’ Category

Made in Chicago Featured Company: William Dudek Manufacturing Company

William Dudek Manufacturing Company

Wm Dudek Mfg is an ISO registered contract manufacturer that specializes in the use of the multi-slide and four-slide process to manufacture metal stampings and wire forms. Some of their top products include metal stampings produced using the fourslide process. They also provide complete in house tool & die design and fabrication, a full range of subcontracted processes from heat treat to plating, tapped and threaded clips and clamps, and inventory management programs.

Today, Wm Dudek Mfg is proud to deliver the same quality and reliability that was there at the beginning while expanding to serve Fortune 500 companies and shipping internationally.  Their mission is simply produce the best possible parts on time at a competitive price.

Made in Chicago Featured Company: Builders Cabinet Supply

Builders Cabinet Supply

Builders Cabinet Supply is Chicago’s very own manufacturer of dream kitchens and bathrooms for over 25 years.  They sell their premium cabinetry directly to customers – saving them up to 40% versus retail cabinetry and helping support hundreds of Chicago’s very own builders and developers.

Builders Cabinet’s experienced craftsman use only the finest materials combined with some of the most advanced woodworking technology to produce the cabinetry for your dream kitchen or bathroom.  In-house  designers and service professionals help guide customers through remodeling projects. They will even do a free consultation to discuss designs and help bring to life customers’ visions. 

Made in Chicago Featured Company: Z Print

Z PrintZ Print is a Chicago based company specializing in graphic design, print, sign production,  mailing services and website design.  Z Print is a small company that enjoys working with customers on projects.  At Z Print, whether the customer has “camera ready artwork” or just an idea for what a flyer or business card should look like, their team can help with the project.

Z Print has the capability to serve customers in a wide array of areas.  They can do anything from the design of invitations or flyers to building websites all while providing 24/7 customer service.  They are a one-stop shop for all printing needs.

Made in Chicago Featured Company: Puckered Pickle Company

Puckered Pickle Company

The Puckered Pickle Company uses the best quality ingredients to produce the best quality product.  They take pride in producing premium pickles, pickle relishes and fine condiments like sport peppers, giardiniera and muffalata in their state of the art facility. All products manufactured at the Puckered Pickle Company are gluten-free and Kosher certified.

The Puckered Pickle Company is family-owned and operated.  They have been serving the food service and retail trade for three decades. Today their products can be found in locations from coast to coast.

Made in Chicago Featured Company: 555 International

555555 International is an award-winning global design, development, and fabrication firm. More than just design, 555 manufactures the items essential to the business needs of its clients and manages the process all under one very large roof.

555 has become known for its unmistakably bold, dynamic approach to client needs. By stressing innovation, functional design, and the integration and creation of specialized materials and finishes, the firm offers a unique language for expressing client tastes and styles. The 555 team brings this fluency to each space, with hallmark design projects, including Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers and Hard Rock Hotels and Resorts International, as well as acclaimed restaurants Roister, GT Fish & Oyster, Coda Di Volpe, Balena, and Bernie’s in Chicago. In addition, 555 develops and brings to life the work of other designers, collaborating with high-end hospitality and retail clients to execute and deliver their concepts to fruition. 

Made in Chicago Featured Company: Cupid Candies

Cupid Candies

Cupid Candies is a family owned business that has manufactured quality chocolate and served Chicagoland residents for more than 60 years.  They supply dozens of independent candy shops throughout the Chicago area and the Midwest with both regular and sugar-free chocolates. Some of their private label customers include Crate & Barrel, Figi’s, Inc of Marshfield, WI, and Golden Farm Candies of South Bend, IN.

In recent years they have expanded their market to include hospital gift shops, floral shops, and gift basket companies throughout the Chicagoland area and Northwest Indiana.  Cupid Candies stands firm by their motto … each bite a fresh delight.  With that in mind, all chocolates are made fresh daily and never frozen.

Made in Chicago Featured Company: FoundRe


FoundRe is a custom framing gallery and furniture-making studio that specializes in reclaimed and sustainably sourced custom furniture and carpentry building.  In addition, they offer general contracting services and can complete renovation projects.  Every piece of furniture or framing they create is treated like a work of art with a focus on detail and design.

Established in 2009, FoundRe has worked with a variety of clientele that spans Chicago, Europe, and across the United States.  Their product design can be seen in many small retail stores as well as with limited addition product fulfillment for big box retailers.  FoundRe is committed to exploring creative design concepts and making truly one of a kind furniture pieces.

Made in Chicago Featured Company: Lee Allison Company

Lee Allison Company

In 1994, Lee Allison got the crazy idea that he wanted to create his own line of neckties. The Lee Allison Company was officially launched from a Chicago brownstone in the spring of 1995. From the beginning, Lee Allison neckties (or four-in-hands as he prefers to call them) were always a little bit different, whimsical but sophisticated, and of the highest quality. The difference was that Lee actually designed his own fabric rather than simply buy what the silk mills had for sale.

Over time, the offerings have grown to include bowties, cummerbund sets, formal vests, pocket squares, the occasional pillow, and suspenders (braces, for you Anglophiles). And in 2002, Lee Allison Company added a line of fine cotton dress shirts, its first non-silk offering.  The Bucktown-based company also creates custom-made shirts, suits, sport jackets and tuxedos for a small but discerning clientele.

Made in Chicago Featured Company: Atomoweld


Atomoweld was established in 1938.  Today the company services customers from all over the country.  The backbones of their business are rebuilding and repairing intricate molds, waterlines for plastic injection, and die casting dies. Their expertise ranges from welding the smallest component of a mold, to over-sized machine apparatus, such as shafts, cams and gears.

Atomoweld welds all tool steels: aluminum, bronze and stainless. The key to their success is their ability to match any metal with the same weld metal, apply it so that it bonds homogenously without distortion, has the same grain structure and hardness, and is dense enough to be polished to the same surface finish as the original tool.

Made in Chicago Featured Company: METOMIC Corporation

METOMIC Corporation

For close to 75 years METOMIC Corporation has been manufacturing parts from brass and aluminum for numerous industries including lamp and lighting, furniture, fixtures, POP displays, and the signage industry.

From 500 parts to 10,000, from stock parts to custom, METOMIC is a great source for brass or aluminum screw machine parts.  Their manufacturing expects can guide you towards the best and most economical solutions.

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