101 Top Michigan Manufacturing Companies and Startups of 2021

July 5, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best Michigan based Manufacturing companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Manufacturing industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top Michigan Manufacturing Startups

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Plex Systems

Plex Systems

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Plex Systems delivers a smart manufacturing platform for making products.

Orbion Space Technology

Orbion Space Technology

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Orbion Space Technology manufactures Hall effect plasma thrusters for use in small and cube satellites.

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General Motors

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General Motors manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts.

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Banza

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Banza is a food manufacturer that focuses on producing pasta products.

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Ford Motor

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Ford Motor is an automotive company that develops, manufactures, and distributes vehicles, parts, and accessories.

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AutoPets

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AutoPets is the leader in developing highly functional and connected pet care products, most notably known for the Litter-Robot.

Orbion Space Technology

Rivian

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Rivian is an electric vehicle manufacturer that develops products and services to advance the shift to sustainable mobility.

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Automation Alley

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Automation Alley is a technology business association and business accelerator.

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Meritor

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Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle.

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Starpharma

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Starpharma Holdings Limited (ASX:SPL, OTCQX:SPHRY) is an ASX 300 company and is a world leader in the development of dendrimer products.

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Andonix

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Andonix provides connected worker technology to upskill labor-intensive companies like manufacturers and automakers.

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C3 Industries

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C3 Industries is a vertically-integrated cannabis company that produces and sells high quality cannabis products.

Orbion Space Technology

Coherix

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Coherix, Inc. develops and manufactures high-speed, high-definition 3D machine vision products that enable our customers to manage.

Orbion Space Technology

XG Sciences

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XG Sciences, Inc. is a privately held corporation with headquarters in Lansing, MI serving customers around the world. We manufacture xGnP

Orbion Space Technology

Advanced Battery Concepts

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Advanced Battery Concepts is a battery technology development company specializing in green products.

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Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing

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Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing is a parenteral contract development and manufacturing organization.

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Ash & Erie

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Ash & Erie is an apparel company that designs, manufactures, and sells everyday clothes for shorter guys.

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Busche Performance Group

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BPG is one of the largest vertically integrated casting and machining suppliers of high quality chassis components in North America.

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Gildform

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Gildform is an on-demand jewelry manufacturing company.

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BorgWarner

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BorgWarner is an automotive supplier of sustainable and innovative mobility solutions for the vehicle market.

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Intecells

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Intecells is a manufacturer of lithium batteries.

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Easy Ice

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Easy Ice is the smartest way to get a commercial ice machine. We are the only national company that 100% guarantees you will never run out

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eAgile

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eAgile designs, manufactures, and distributes customized RFID products in UHF, HF, NFC, LF, and in a wide variety of form factors.

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Origami

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SaaS-based ERP, and workflow automation, delivering AI-powered best-priced scenario estimates for manufacturers and printers.

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Fusion Coolant Systems

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Fusion Coolant Systems provides advanced coolant and lubrication systems.

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RECARO Automotive

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RECARO Automotive is a manufacturer of mobile seating solutions for OEM, motorsport, commercial vehicle seats, and child safety sector.

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KUHMUTE

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KUHMUTE is a designing & manufacturing company that provides charging infrastructure for escooters, ebikes, eskateboards & more.

Orbion Space Technology

Niowave

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Niowave is a domestic supplier of medical and industrial radioisotopes from uranium and radium.

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Tangent Medical Technologies

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Tangent Medical Technologies provides intravenous catheters and associated products for the improvement of infusion therapy.

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Hastings Manufacturing Company

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Hastings Manufacturing Company Designer and manufacturer of high-quality piston rings.

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Cadillac

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Cadillac is an automobile brand that produces and markets luxury vehicles worldwide.

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Net Alpha Financial Systems

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Provider of materialx, intuitive SaaS platform for raw material price risk hedging. Deployed by brokers to engage underserved markets.

Orbion Space Technology

AKTV8 LLC

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Aktv8 LLC pioneers advanced electronic suspension control solutions that enhance vehicle performance and safety.

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Advanced Architectural Products

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AAP provides metal roofing and siding enclosures systems for commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential applications.

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Whirlpool

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Whirlpool manufactures and markets major home appliances.

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Impact Analytical

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Provides testing services for the pharmaceutical, plastics, consumer products and specialty chemical industries.

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3D Biomatrix

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3D Biomatrix designs and manufactures 3D culture plates and scaffolds for cellular assays in drug discovery operations.

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Thermavance

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Thermavance is a provider of human-scaled climate control systems for innovation that brings Human Scaled Climate Control to everyday life.

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Gemphire Therapeutics

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Gemphire Therapeutics manufactures and markets Gemcabene, an LDL cholesterol-lowering medication.

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PPAP Manager

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A cloud-based platform that streamlines and automates the Production Part Approval Process in manufacturing.

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Precision Devices

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Precision Devices is a remanufacturer and aftermarket supplier of components and parts for the material handling industry.

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Immy

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Immy is a manufacturer of audio and visual headsets that are used in video games.

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H3D

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It offers the world’s highest-performance imaging spectrometers.

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Hop Head

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Hop Head Farms LLC is a Midwest grower, processor, and marketer of high quality aroma

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Wellsense

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Wellsense develops and manufactures medical devices that provide hospitals to enhance their standard of care.

Orbion Space Technology

Fomcore

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Fomcore manufactures and designs foam furniture for the K-12 educational market, lounge spaces, reception areas, and commercial offices.

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Bamboo Commerce

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To solve the problems plaguing retailers.

Orbion Space Technology

Neuvokas

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Neuvokas is a Start-up developing high speed process technology to manufacture Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymer Rebar (BFRP).

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Alsentis

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The AlSentis® technical team has more than 25 years in thin-film sensing technologies.

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Bissell

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Bissell is a privately owned vacuum cleaner and floor care product manufacturing corporation headquartered in Walker.

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The Dow Chemical Company

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The Dow Company manufactures and sells chemicals, plastic materials, agricultural services and other specialized products and services.

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Relume Technologies

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Relume manufactures LED lighting products by using its patented silver circuitry thermal management technology.

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ITB Packaging

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ITB Packaging is provides an exceptionally engineered packaging divider systems.

Orbion Space Technology

Jolt Energy

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Jolt Energy develops and engineers industry-changing, sustainable energy-storage technologies.

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Covaron Advanced Materials

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Covaron is an advanced materials company developing thermosetting ceramics, a new, patent-pending product.

Orbion Space Technology

Altus Brands

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Altus Brands develops, manufactures, and distributes hunting, fishing, shooting, and outdoor recreation products.

Orbion Space Technology

SME

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SME is an organization for individuals, students, educators and companies involved in all facets of manufacturing.

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Sentinl inc.

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Sentinl enhances responsible firearm ownership by providing instant access through technology.

Orbion Space Technology

Steelcase

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Steelcase is the global company that manufactures furniture, interior architecture, and technology products and services.

Orbion Space Technology

PicoSpray

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PicoSpray aims to replace the carburetor in small engines with a low-cost electronic fuel injection system.

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Visteon

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Visteon is a global automotive supplier that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative climate, electronics and interior.

Orbion Space Technology

Lear Corporation

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The Lear Corporation is a Fortune 500 company with world-class products designed,

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Cocoa

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Cocoa manufactures compost-fertilizer products for agriculture, landscaping, and turfgrass industries.

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Carhartt

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Carhartt manufactures premium clothing known for exceptional durability, comfort, quality of construction.

Orbion Space Technology

BioSavita

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BioSavita’s high throughput synthetic DNA technologies and yeast strains enable the rapid manufacture of fully functional antibodies,

Orbion Space Technology

OptoAtmospherics

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OptoAtmospherics develops UV-based Light Detection and Ranging Technology (“LIDAR”) systems for the wind industry.

Orbion Space Technology

BUICK

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Buick has consistently delivered a thoughtful approach to creating new luxury vehicles.

Orbion Space Technology

Lightware USA

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Lightware is a high-end provider of professional audio visual solutions.

Orbion Space Technology

Arbor Plastic Technologies

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APT has been formed to develop, manufacture, market, sell and service specialty additives and associated delivery systems, for the plastic

Orbion Space Technology

Baker Industries

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Baker Industries is a provider of custom tooling, parts and fixtures primarily serving automotive and aerospace markets.

Orbion Space Technology

Novo Building Products

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Novo Building Products is a millwork manufacturing, marketing and distribution holding company.

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American Axle & Manufacturing

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AAM was founded in 1994, with manufacturing expertise rooted in more than 90 years of experience.

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Trevco

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Trevco is a wholesale-to-retail manufacturer of licensed apparel, wall art, mobile & tablet covers and accessories in the U.S.A.

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Biophotonic Solutions

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BioPhotonic Solutions is a developer and manufacturer of pulse shapers for ultrafast lasers.

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TECAT Performance Systems

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TECAT Performance Systems designs and manufactures power-efficient wireless sensors.

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3d Vision Systems

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3d Vision Systems manufactures medical equipment and supplies.

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Plutonium Paint

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The Malach Group, LLC is the developer, manufacturer and distributor of a specialized aerosol artist paint.

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Medical Engineering Partners

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Medical Engineering Partners is a biomedical device company focused on sensor innovation, miniaturization, engineering, and prototyping.

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Herman Miller

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Herman Miller is an American company that produces office furniture, equipment, and home furnishings.

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Masco Corporation

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Masco Corporation is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of brand name products for the home improvement.

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La-Z-Boy, Inc.

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La-Z-Boy, Inc. is a residential furniture producers.

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VP Energy

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VP Energy operates, manufactures, and distributes electro power systems.

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Dow Global Technologies

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Dow Global Technologies LLC manufactures chemicals such as polymers.

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EnvisionTEC

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Professional 3D printing solutions delivering high precision, surface quality, functionality and a wide array of printing materials.

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Pringles

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Pringles manufactures and sells potato- and wheat-based chips.

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Federal Mogul Corporation

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Federal-Mogul Corporation is an American developer, manufacturer and supplier of powertrain components and vehicle safety products.

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US FORMING TECHNOLOGIES

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US Forming Technologies is a full-service provider of engineered metal forming solutions such as tooling development, CAD surfacing and FEA.

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Nanocerox

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Nanocerox produces mixed-metal oxide spherical Nano powders that applies in military armors, lighting components, and sensors.

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Neogen Corp.

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Neogen Corp. is a developer of food and animal safety products.

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X-Rite

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X-Rite is the global leader in color science and technology.

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Numatics, Incorporated

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Numatics, Incorporated manufactures pneumatics and motion control products in the United States.

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Flex-N-Gate

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Flex-N-Gate manufactures metal and plastic original equipment components and mechanical assemblies for companies.

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Sunrise Windows

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Sunrise Windows is a manufacturer of premium performing, energy efficient, custom made replacement vinyl windows and sliding doors.

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Epiphany Studios

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Epiphany Studios is a glass manufacturing company.

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Haworth, Inc.

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Haworth, Inc. is a manufacturer of office interiors.

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Key Safety Systems

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Key Safety Systems (KSS) is a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of automotive safety-critical components.

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AJM Packaging

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Manufacturer of branded and private label paper products

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Dow Corning

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Provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide

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Stoneridge

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Stoneridge is a independent designer and manufacturer of highly engineered electrical and electronic components, modules and systems

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Cooper Standard

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Cooper Standard, headquartered in Novi, Mich. USA, is a leading global supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry.

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Eckhart & Associates

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Market leader in the design and manufacturing of specialized ergonomic tools and solutions to automotive and industrial manufacturers.

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