North American Manufacturers Selected Industries

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Landscaping Supplies

Five landscaping supply manufacturers are Pioneer Landscaping Materials, IMC Outdoor Living, Border Concepts, Exhart and Dimex. Full information is available on the attached spreadsheet.

Pioneer Landscaping Materials, Inc.

  • Pioneer is a manufacturer and supplier of landscaping materials. They have been in business over 50 years experience. The company has multiple production facilities across the US. It also owns 23 quarries. It markets to private individuals to builders, municipalities and businesses.
  • Ken Ward is the commercial sales manager and in charge of marketing.

IMC Outdoor Living

  • International Mulch Company™ (IMC), manufactures recycled rubber mulch and other rubber products for landscaping and for playground applications They have been in business for 20 years. They recently rebranded themselves as IMC Outdoor Living™.
  • Rich Muth is the Sr. director, marketing & new product development at IMC Outdoor Living.

Border Concepts

Exhart

  • Exhart is a family owned and operated company that creates garden ornaments.
  • Jennifer Martsolf is the senior marketing project manager, CPG. product development, strategic planning/analysis, team engagement.

Dimex

  • Dimex is an American manufacturer that produces recycled flexible PVC and TPE compounds to use in their own products including landscape edging, and paver edging.
  • Emily Martin is the marketing & management professional at Dimex.









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Water Management

Six companies that manufacture products for water management include In-Situ, Orbit, Hunter Industries, K-Rain, Toro and Rain Bird. Further information is provided in the attached spreadsheet.

In-Situ

  • In-Situ is a company specializing in the design, manufacture, and sale of water-monitoring equipment.
  • It employs 130 people and is based in Colorado.
  • The head of marketing is Chris Lowry.

Orbit

  • Orbit is a worldwide company specializing in supplying and manufacturing irrigation, misting and home improvement products.
  • Mitch Lord is the Executive VP and CMO.

Hunter Industries

  • Hunter Industries is a family owned global manufacturer that offers a full spectrum of water- and energy-efficient solutions for residential, commercial, municipal, and agricultural applications.
  • "Designed with the demands of irrigation professionals in mind, the current Hunter irrigation product line includes pop-up gear-driven rotors, high-efficiency rotary nozzles, spray sprinklers, valves, controllers, central controllers, professional landscape drip, and weather sensors."
  • Todd Polderman is the vice president of marketing.

K-Rain

  • K-Rain manufactures irrigation products, sprinklers, sprays, nozzles, rotary nozzles, valves & irrigation controllers for residential & commercial systems.
  • Eileen Wilkins is the head of marketing for the company.

Toro

  • The Toro Company provides irrigation products for DIY and Professional Residential, Gold Courses, professional contractors, sports fields, municipalities and agriculture.
  • John McPhee is the director of marketing.

Rain Bird

  • Rain Bird is a "leading global manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services. Rain Bird produces the industry’s broadest range of irrigation products for farms, golf courses, sports arenas, commercial developments and homes in more than 130 countries around the world."
  • Lisa Malloy is the CMO.

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Smart Home

In rows 2-6, columns A-G of the "Smart Home" tab of the attached project spreadsheet, details of manufacturers of smart home devices in the US have been provided. Details provided include the company name, website, overview, as well as the name and contact details of the C-level marketing executive. Some of the companies identified are SmartThings, Vivint Smarthome, and Sonos.

FINDINGS

  • SmartThings is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. They manufacture a range of smart home devices such as locks, doors and lights.
  • Sonos manufactures smart sound systems for homes. Jessica Buttimer is the VP, Global Marketing Planning and Operations at Sonos.
  • Vivint Smarthome based in Provo, Utah produces smart home devices such as locks, alarms and cameras. Nate Randle is the company's chief marketing officer.

RESEARCH STRATEGY

We commenced our research by identifying companies who manufacture smart home devices and are based in the US. Once we identified companies belonging to this category, we proceeded to identify the c-level executive heading the marketing/sales department using the company website or LinkedIn page, before searching for their contact information. During our research, we quickly realized that the contact emails for these executives are not listed on the company's website or their LinkedIn profile. To go around this, we made use of third-party email finders such as Hunter.io to retrieve information on the contact email for the head of the marketing department, and have provided screenshots of the email confirmations in a Google Doc.

At the end of our research, we were unable to identify the direct phone number for the C-level executive heading the marketing/sales department either on the company website, LinkedIn page or through third-party email finders such as Hunter.io. We have entered "N/A" representing "Not Available" in the corresponding cells for each of the contacts identified. All other details have been provided in the attached spreadsheet.









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Air Filtration

Some of the manufacturers in the US air filtration industry include Air Filters, Inc., Sidco Filter Corporation, Universal Air Filter, All American Air Filters and Air Filter Engineers, Inc. All the requested details of these companies have been inputted in the attached spreadsheet under the "Air Filtration" tab.

FINDINGS

The section below contains some of the manufacturers in the air filtration industry in the US.

AIR FILTERS, INC
  • Air Filters, Inc. is a manufacturer of industrial and residential air filters in US with over 65 years of experience.
  • The company has highly trained personnel who provide expert recommendations on air purification systems and it holds patents for innovative new filtration products.
  • They are based in Houston, TX.

SIDCO FILTER CORPORATION
  • Sidco Filter Corporation is among the leading manufacturer of industrial filter element replacements and industrial filter housings for air and gas applications with over 30 years of experience.
  • The company specializes in custom-built filters that meet their client's specifications.
  • It is based in Manchester, NY.
UNIVERSAL AIR FILTERS
  • Universal Air Filter is a manufacturer of custom air filters and EMI shielding products with over 60 years of experience. It operates within the Indoor Air Quality division of Filtration Group the world’s leading filtration company.
  • The company boasts multiple production facilities globally with over 6500 employees and a range of customers in over 25 countries.
  • The company is based in Sauget, IL.
ALL AMERICAN AIR FILTERS
  • All American Air Filters is a manufacturer of air filtration products with over 40 years of experience.
  • They strive to meet their customer's needs who are spread worldwide with "out of the box solutions."
  • They are based in Pompano Beach, FL.
AIR FILTERS ENGINEERS INC

RESEARCH STRATEGY

In order to identify some of the manufacturers in the air filtration industry in the US, we leveraged content published on individual company websites, company directories such as LinkedIn, email finders, and industry reports. Based on this search approach, we found the five companies above that are based in the US. We also searched for the names and contact information of the VP for Sales and Marketing or related positions in these companies. For those companies that don't have the exact role title, we selected the highest equivalent roles that perform the same function. We were unable to find the email of Beckyjo Bean of All American Air Filters even after an exhaustive search of different email finders including Hunter, RocketReach and Zoominfo. We have, therefore, inputted N/A in the respective cell of the attached spreadsheet and included a link to their LinkedIn profile.
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Personal Protection Equipment

Some manufacturers in the US Personal Protection Equipment industry include Magid Glove & Safety, Radians, Pyramex Safety Products, Lakeland Industries, and HexArmor. All the requested details of these companies have been inputted in the attached spreadsheet.

FINDINGS

The section below contains some of the manufacturers in the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) industry in the US.

MAGID GLOVE & SAFETY
  • Magid Glove & Safety is a leading manufacturer of PPE with over 70 years of experience. Their quality products have enabled them to receive awards from their partners and customers.
  • They produce over 80,000,000 million products annually that are sold to over 25,000 customers.
  • Michael Zeller is the senior vice president of sales at Magid Glove & Safety.
RADIANS
  • Radians is a manufacturer of a comprehensive line of quality protective gear with over 10 years of experience.
  • They offer innovative products as well as excellent service to their customers that ensure their safety in the woods, at work and home.
  • Brian White is Radians' managing director & vice president of sales.

PYRAMEX SAFETY PRODUCTS
  • Pyramex is one of the world's leading providers of safety products with over 28 years of experience and over 2,000 distributors in 60 countries.
  • They offer a full range of personal protective equipment of unmatched quality and style.
  • Janis Selvey is the vice president of marketing at Pyramex.

LAKELAND INDUSTRIES

HEXARMOR
  • HexArmor is a leading manufacturer of high-performing personal protective equipment based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • The company believes that safety is a necessity and not a luxury, therefore, they work hand in hand with their customers to deliver effective and innovative PPE solutions.
  • Jon Lime is the vice president of global sales at HexArmor.


RESEARCH STRATEGY

In order to identify some of the manufacturers in the Personal Protection Equipment industry in the US, we leveraged content published on individual company websites, company directories such as LinkedIn, email finders, and industry reports. Based on this search approach, we found the five companies above that are based in the US. We also searched for the names and contact information of the VP for Sales and Marketing or related positions in these companies. During our research, we quickly realized that the contact emails for these executives are not listed on the company's website or their LinkedIn profile. To go around this, we made use of third-party email finders such as Hunter.io to retrieve information on the contact email for the head of the marketing department.
At the end of our research, we were unable to identify the direct phone number for the C-level executive heading the marketing/sales department either on the company website, LinkedIn page or through third-party email finders such as Hunter.io. We have, therefore, provided the phone numbers of the respective companies in the attached spreadsheet.
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Weatherization

Five weatherization manufacturers are Ultrafab, Soffseal, Simolex, Dorbin Metal Strip, and Draftseal. The requested information has been entered into the attached spreadsheet.

ULTRAFAB

  • Ultrafab's headquarters are located in Farmington, New York. The company manufacturers weatherstripping products for the windows and doors industry. The company was founded in 1970.
  • Alan J. Demello is the Marketing & Product Development Vice President, Sales at Ultrafab.

SOFFSEAL

SIMOLEX

DORBIN METAL STRIP

DRAFTSEAL

  • Draftseal was founded in 1990 and is one of the largest weatherstrip manufacturers in Western Canada.
  • The company manufacturers products for residential and commercial. The company's headquarters are in Langley, British Columbia.

RESEARCH STRATEGY

We were unable to find CMO or VP of marketing for any of the companies, except Ultrafab. We began our research on each company's website and found information about each manufacturer that is included in this report. Some sites had an employee or other corporate officers, but none of the sites had information on its CMO or VP of Marketing.
We then moved our research to email and phone locator sites such as Hunter, Zoominfo, and Rocket Reach, but we were unable to find the companies on these sites. We also reviewed business sites such as Hoovers, Crunchbase, and the Better Business Bureau, where we located more company information, including corporate contact emails and phone numbers. However, we were unable to locate the name of the company CMOs or VPs of Marketing. We also reviewed social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook for the companies and employees and located some employees for the listed companies, but no CMO or VP of Marketing was found.
Next, we explored news portals such as Business Wire, and Bloomberg for articles, reviews, and press releases for the companies listed in this report. We located articles on models of grills, reviews, new releases, and company partnerships, but we were unable to find information on corporate officers or their emails and phone numbers.
Since many of these companies are small, and most are privately-owned, it can be assumed that they do not wish to make their corporate offices known to the public, or they do not have a CMO or VP of Marketing. In place of CMOs or VPs of Marketing, we used another corporate officer or employee whose name was available to the public, and when that employee email or phone number was not available, we used the main corporate email and main phone number.
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Car Care & Detailing

Some of the manufacturers in the car care and detailing in the US are the following: The Chemical Guys, 3D International LLC., The Rag Company, The Wax Shop, and BAF Industries. The rest of the required details of these companies were all inputted in the linked spreadsheet under the "Car Care and Detailing" tab.\

FINDINGS

The section below contains some of the manufacturers in the car care and detailing industry in the US.
THE CHEMICAL GUYS
  • The Chemical Guys company manufactures car detailing chemicals such as waxes, coatings, polishes, sealants, and other similar products.
  • The company is based in California.
3D INTERNATIONAL LLC
THE RAG COMPANY
THE WAX SHOP
  • The Wax Shop has recently released a refreshed line of car detailing products such as waxes, coatings, and other vehicle care products.
  • The company is based in Illinois.
BAF INDUSTRIES

RESEARCH STRATEGY

To identify some of the manufacturers in the car care and detailing industry in the US, we searched the International Detailing Association database, company directories such as LinkedIn, and other automotive-related sites. Based on this search approach, we found the five companies above that are based in the US. We also searched for the names and contact information of the VP for Sales and Marketing or related positions in these companies. For those companies that don't have the exact role title, we selected the highest equivalent roles that perform the same function.
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