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101 Top Minnesota Manufacturing Companies and Startups of 2021

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Minnesota 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

Top Minnesota Manufacturing Startups

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Medtronic

Medtronic

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Medtronic develops and manufactures medical device technologies and therapies to treat chronic diseases worldwide.

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Networkable Operating System (ERP) for Manufacturing

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ANI Pharmaceuticals

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ANI Pharmaceuticals manufactures oral solid dose products, as well as liquids and topicals.

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Niron Magnetics

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Niron is developing innovative advanced magnetic materials for high performance, low cost permanent magnets.

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Evolve Additive Solutions

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Evolve Additive Solutions is a unique Additive Manufacturing technology.

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Cymbet

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Cymbet manufactures thin film power backup devices for semiconductor, sensor, medical, and related electronic applications.

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Apothecary Products

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Apothecary Products has been the Pharmacist’s partner, providing a full line of quality pharmacy supplies and home healthcare products.

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Spineology

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Spineology provides anatomy-conserving spine surgery technology solutions.

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EPTAM

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EPTAM is a full-service precision machining company.

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Interrad Medical

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Interrad Medical develops innovative medical devices for use in minimally invasive interventional and surgical procedures.

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Vixar

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Vixar develops optical components and subassemblies for sensor applications in the biomedical, industrial, and automotive industries.

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Medical 21

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Develops and manufactures artificial graft for coronary bypass surgery.

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AUM Cardiovascular

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AUM Cardiovascular is a medical device manufacturing company that specializes in the fields of biotechnology, medical, and healthcare.

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DeZURIK

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DeZURIK is an industrial company that designs and manufactures valves for the water and wastewater treatment industry.

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Caerus Corp

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Caerus Corp company will remain independent and focused on the orthopedic market.

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Aurora Pharmaceutical

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Aurora Pharmaceutical is a veterinary pharmaceutical company that develops and manufactures veterinary pharmaceutical products.

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Vaddio

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Vaddio is a manufacturer and OEM distributor of video and audio conferencing products.

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Augustine Temperature Management

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Augustine Temperature Management develops conductive fabric patient warming systems for surgical patients in the United States.

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LiquidCool Solutions

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LiquidCool Solutions provides a patented total liquid submersion technology that introduces an eco-friendly di-electric liquid.

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Minnesota Medical Solutions

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Minnesota Medical Solutions is one of only two licensed medical cannabis manufacturers .

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MetaModix

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MetaModix manufactures surgical and medical instruments for the treatment of metabolic disease and Type II diabetes.

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Stratix Labs

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Stratix Labs develops and markets innovative microbiology products for research, development, and quality control applications.

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ARRO CORPORATION

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Founded in 1986, Arro Corporation is your single source for contract manufacturing

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3M

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3M operates as a diversified technology company, manufacturing more than 55,000 products, including adhesives, laminates, and many more.

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Mobi

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Mobi is the designer and manufacturer of Mobilegs, the ergonomic crutches for people with walking disability.

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Novidan

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Novidan is designs, engineers and source products for the hard of hearing patient.

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Advanced Circulatory System

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Advanced Circulatory System manufactures and markets intrathoracic pressure regulation products.

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Stratasys

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Stratasys develops additive manufacturing machines that help prototyping and producing plastic parts.

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Harmony Enterprises

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Harmony Enterprises has been helping the world recycle with their line of versatile and highly-customizable balers and compactors.

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Chitogen

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Chitogen is a medical device company designing, manufacturing, and selling topical hemostats and related wound care products.

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Arc Suppression Technologies

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Arc Suppression Technologies develops arc suppression devices for AC and its applications with more sustainability and efficiency.

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Once Innovations

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Once Innovations manufactures differentiated LED lighting by using a visionary approach to research and product development.

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Biogenic Reagents

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Biogenic Reagents produces low cost, high-performance carbon products made from renewable resources.

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PrīmX® North America

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PrīmX® North America is a highly innovative concrete specialist with offices and licensees across the globe.

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Sterilucent

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Sterilucent is a health care company that develops and markets vaporized (gas) hydrogen peroxide technology.

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Ten K Solar

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Ten K Solar designs, manufactures, and markets photovoltaic systems that provide kilowatt-hour production per unit area.

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Project Hive Pet Company

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Project Hive Pet Company is a manufacturer of pet care products.

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Hormel Foods

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Hormel Foods is a Fortune 500, multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products.

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Brevena

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Brevena manufactures skincare products containing Macro B Complex to hydrate and rejuvenates all skin types.

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GT Urological

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GT Urological, LLC develops, manufactures, distributes, and markets medical devices for the urinary incontinence market.

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Boston Scientific Scimed

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Boston Scientific Scimed is develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices used principally to treat cardiovascular disease.

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Awol Outdoors

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Awol Outdoors provides manufactures low-volume camping trailer.

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PathRight Medical

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PathRight Medical is a Health Care Company that develops and manufactures the RestoreX device.

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CrossFire Technologies

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CrossFire Technologies develops and manufactures electronic systems using its patented interconnect and integration processes.

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Integrated Composite Products

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Integrated Composite Products is a high technology company improving proprietary products for long- and short-fiber composites.

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CloSys

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CloSys develops hemostatic devices used for rapid vascular closure for anti-coagulated patients.

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Corn Plus

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Corn Plus is an ethanol production facility that has the capacity to produce 40 million gallons per year.

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Woodcraft Industries

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Woodcraft Industries is a manufacturer and suppliers of hardwood & laminated components.

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Smiths Medical

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Smiths Medical is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of medical products.

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Viracon

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Viracon, Inc. manufactures and distributes architectural glass products for customers.

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Bio-Techne

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Bio-Techne is a supplier of high quality and innovative tools for Life Science Research, Therapeutic Manufacturing and Clinical Diagnostics.

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Proto Labs

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Proto Labs is a company that provides rapid manufacturing of low-volume CNC-machined and injection-molded custom parts.

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Hypertension Diagnostics

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Hypertension Diagnostics designs and manufactures non-invasive medical devices that detect subtle changes in the elasticity of arteries.

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Roosevelt Energy

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Roosevelt Energy provides manufacturing services that inspire sustainable, energy-efficient building solutions.

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Chase Bliss Audio

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Chase Bliss Audio is a product design company.

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Radio Bridge

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Radio Bridge designs and manufactures wireless sensors for the IoT industry.

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Certus Manufacturing

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Certus Manufacturing the leader in the tire inflation and air vac industry

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Donaldson Company

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Donaldson Company, Inc. (Donaldson) is a worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems and replacement parts

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Savigent Software

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Savigent Software has pioneered a new class of event-driven manufacturing operations management software.

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Machine Safety Manangement

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Machine Safety Management is a guarding and robust software solution company.

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The Valspar Corporation

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The Valspar Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of paints and coatings materials.

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Thermo King

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To develop and deliver leading customer-focused solutions to the Climate Control Industry.

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Coolibar

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Coolibar designs, manufactures, and markets sun protection products for men, women, and children.

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EON Aligner

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EON Aligner is a practically invisible and removable alternative to traditional braces.

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Andersen Corporation

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Andersen Corporation is an enterprise company manufactured and marketed premium windows and doors.

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The Toro Company

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The Toro Company is a worldwide provider of innovative turf, landscape, rental and construction equipment.

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American Medical Systems

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American Medical Systems is a supplier of medical devices and procedures to cure incontinence.

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Cardinal Glass Industries

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Cardinal Glass Industries is a provider of residential glass that has some technical featured such as insulated, tempered and coated glass.

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Coloplast

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Coloplast develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices and services related to ostomy, urology, continence, and wound care.

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Tin Whiskers

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Tin Whiskers is a manufacturer of wines.

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Tennant co

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Tennant co is a world manufacturer of indoor and outdoor environmental cleaning solutions and specialty floor coatings.

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H.B. Fuller

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H.B. Fuller Company is formulator, manufacturer and marketer of adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products.

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Applied Bioprocess Containers

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Applied Bioprocess Containers is manufactures, and markets single-use bags and tank liners for biotech drug production applications.

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Ergotron

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Ergotron designs and manufactures digital display mounting and mobility products.

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Rise Baking Co.

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Rise Baking is the preeminent manufacturer of premium cookies, dessert bars, artisan breads and flat breads.

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SAGE Electrochromics

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SAGE Electrochromics, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of insulating glass units and control systems to window and skylight

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Jostens

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Jostens provides school related products in the United States.

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Graco

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Since 1926, Graco Inc. has been a leading provider of premium pumps and spray equipment for fluid handling in the construction,

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Victory Innovations

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Victory Innovations manufactures electrostatic spraying machines used to disinfect offices, airplanes, schools, and factories.

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Banner Engineering designs, manufactures and distributes photo eyes, sensors and associated products for industrial and process automation.

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Northern Tool + Equipment

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Northern Tool + Equipment is an multi-channel retailer offerin industrial and construction equipment

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Werner Electric

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Werner Electric is a wholesale company providing electrical and automation products.

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Varroc Lighting Systems

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Varroc Lighting Systems is a global supplier of exterior vehicle lighting systems.

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Scamp Trailers

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Small Travel Trailers at Low Prices

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Capital Safety

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One of the world’s leading manufacturers of fall protection, confined space and rescue equipment, with 20 operating sites worldwide

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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors

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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is supplier of instrument panels and cockpit systems, door panels, floor consoles and overhead consoles.

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HiBAR

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Solid shampoos and conditioners that skip the need for plastic packaging. No plastic. Just beautiful hair.

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Boveda

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Boveda Inc. is the global leader in 2-way humidity control for a multitude of industries and applications.

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Colder Products Company

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CPC (Colder Products Company) is the leading provider of quick disconnect couplings, fittings and connectors for plastic tubing.

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Minnesota Rubber & Plastics

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Minnesota Rubber&Plastics has built a world-wide reputation in the molding and assembly of products made from elastomers and thermoplastics.

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Medallion Cabinetry

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Medallion Cabinetry is a building materials company that manufactures water coolers, drinking fountains, and bottle fillers.

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Lindstrom Metric

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Lindstrom Metric, LLC operates as a stocking master distributor/importer of metric fasteners.

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Feed Management Systems

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Feed Management Systems is a global leader in software solutions and services for the animal nutrition and feed industries.

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Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc

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CPI doing business as Guidant Cardiac Rhythm Management, manufactured implantable cardiac rhythm management devices

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TSI Incorporated

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Manufacturer of precision metrology systems for lab and field application

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The Tile Shop

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The Tile Shop is the leading specialty retailer of manufactured and natural stone tiles, setting and maintenance materials.

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KGP Logistics

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KGP Logistics is a suppliers of supply chain services, communications equipment and integrated solutions to the telecommunications industry.

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Elite Motorcycle Parts

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We design custom motorcycle frames, oil and gas tanks, and handle bars.

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Acist Medical Systems

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ACIST Medical Systems manufactures and supplies contrast imaging system technology for cardiology to over 75 countries.

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Kindeva Drug Delivery

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Kindeva Drug Delivery is a global contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Arctic Cat

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Arctic Cat Inc., based in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, designs, engineers, manufactures and markets snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles.

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