Semblex Corporation was founded in 1968 by Daniel P. Haerther with three other employees as a manufacturer of small diameter, standard fasteners. Since then, we have grown into an expansive organization providing a broad range of innovative fastening solutions and complex, cold formed specialty components to the world’s leading manufacturers.
Semblex is a key supplier to such industries as Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Farm Equipment, Heavy Truck, Lawn & Garden, Motorcycle and Power Sports. Since 2014, Semblex has been a subsidiary of Jinhap Co. Ltd., a privately owned South Korean fastener manufacturer. Semblex continues to invest in quality, technology, equipment and creative minds, which provides the tools we need to meet our goal of total customer satisfaction.
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FUSION OEM SYSTEMS
Fusion OEM is an outsourced manufacturing company based in Burr Ridge, IL. Fusion’s outsourced product development and turnkey manufacturing solutions help their customers cut costs, reduce time investment, and eliminate production headaches.
Today, Fusion has over 25 customers and manufactures more than 100 different products from simple assemblies of machined parts to complex electro-mechanical industrial machinery.
Founded in 1964, Compact Industries began as an instant coffee, cocoa and soup packer. The firm’s primary product was called the In-Cup: a paper, lined cup filled with soluble coffee. By adding hot water, these cups were an instant coffee delivery system for consumers. Shortly thereafter, the In-Cup was modified for use with a new technology—coin operated vending machines. In 1973, John F. Green III and three investors purchased Compact Industries and expanded the product line to include single serve instant coffee packets and foodservice bags. During this time, Compact began importing soluble coffee that was marketed in bulk and packaged form. As business grew, the company expanded its capacity to accommodate contract-packaging services for powdered beverages and dry food products. Sales exploded in the early 1990s as the firm packaged a new beverage mix, cappuccino.
Today, Compact Industries specializes in manufacturing powdered foodservice beverages (generic or customer label) and contract blending and packaging. We can package a variety of dry, food-grade ingredients from sugar-based products and granules to very fine powders.
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Prospect Fastener is a fastener distributor of branded, American made products.
Prospect Fastener is a Master Distributor of value. They build a transparent gateway between their manufacturers and their customers. They relieve hidden costs in your supply chain, expand your product lines, and eliminate risks.
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FOX VALLEY FARMS
Fox Valley Farms is a specialty dairy distributor serving Chicago, Northwest Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. They specialize in high quality soft serve dairy mixes and hard pack ice creams. They also carry a full line of frozen yogurts along with gelato and sorbet bases. But it does not end there! They also complement their specialty mixes with all the necessities that ice cream shops require. Such items include ice cream cones, toppings, syrups, cone dips, cups and lids, utensils, and specialty ice cream packaging and containers.
When they established Fox Valley Farms back in 1988, their focus was simple: serve top quality dairy mixes with the highest level of service possible and build family-like relationships with their customers.
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For well over a century, Mauritzon, Inc. has been one of the nation’s largest, most diversified industrial textile wholesale manufacturers and distributors. Spanning three centuries and five generations of family ownership, Mauritzon, Inc. has proudly served hundreds of industries.
Starting as sail makers in 1888, Mauritzon has evolved into diverse company, expanding to include the automotive and construction industries, sports and recreational markets, as well as awning and marine covers. With product diversity, great prices, and no minimum order, our experienced personnel will be able to solve all your industrial textile needs.
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ROC EXHIBITIONS, INC.
ROC Exhibitions is a tradeshow event management company based in Lisle. Their events are distinguished by a single, powerful word—partnership. Whether a new show launch, a re-positioning, or a geographic-clone, ROC Exhibition’s events benefit from the underpinnings of a strong relationship with our industry partners.
The ROC Exhibitions team, as a whole, possess the talent and skill-set for accomplishing every facet of event management: hotel and venue negotiation, show decoration, freight & logistics, for-profit & not-for-profit relationships, event positioning (or re-positioning), exhibit sales, audience promotion, and on-site management.
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HEPHZIBAH CHILDREN’S ASSOCIATION
Hephzibah is Oak Park’s oldest social service agency—founded in 1897 when a village resident named Mary Wessels opened her home to two young boys. A postcard addressed to a friend is the only remaining record of Hephzibah’s beginnings. It reads, “I have begun my work. I have two boys, ages six and seven.”
Today, more than a century later, Hephzibah’s mission is a multifaceted one. We offer short- and long-term group homes for children traumatized by neglect and abuse; child welfare and family services; foster care and adoption programs; Head Start and Early Head Start programs to give infants, toddlers and preschoolers from low-income families the best possible start in life; and award-winning day care on a sliding scale for families of all income levels
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INTERNATIONAL HOUSEWARES ASSOCIATION
The International Housewares Association (IHA) is committed to maximizing the success of the home products industry on behalf of its membership by:
Providing a world-class home products marketplace. Our primary mission is to connect buyers and sellers. We seek to maximize and preserve the value of the International Home + Housewares Show by establishing this Show as the premier global marketplace for home products.
Facilitating global commerce and the buyer-seller interface. Through missions to countries around the globe introducing IHA members to retailers and selected pavilion opportunities, we strive to strengthen member exposure to key global commerce opportunities.
Increasing consumer awareness and interest in home products. Through Inspired Home, the industry is directly connected to the consumer through our consumer-focused website and frequent consumer press events.
Gathering and disseminating essential marketplace intelligence. We seek to provide critical information and analysis on marketplace trends. We offer the industry tools such the State of the Industry Report, Housewares MarketWatch and IHA Gourmet Home and seek to develop new tools to better define business practices and new trends.
Educating and supporting key constituencies to improve their success. By making full use of current tools, such as the annual CHESS conference and trade missions, and the now free access to our CORE member share groups and the International Business Council, we help prepare industry participants to do business profitably.
SEVEN BRIDGES GOLF CLUB
Since 1991, Seven Bridges has been renowned as one of the best public-access facilities in the Midwest. We invite you to experience our award-winning restaurant and banquets, stunning views, legendary golf, and unparalleled personalized attention.
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