Adams and Chittenden – Berkeley, CA

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Industry: Manufacturing Location: Berkeley, California Number of employees: 7 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance: Project Equity Financing: Shared Capital Cooperative Learn more http://www.adamschittenden.com/ Yes – Converting Businesses to Cooperatives Just Got Easier (2019) Project Equity – For the Love of Glass Project Equity – Mo’s Story Fifty by Fifty: Berkeley, CA: Early Investor in Employee Ownership […]

Pingree – Detroit, MI

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Industry: Manufacturing Location: Detroit, Michigan Number of employees: 6 Became employee owned: 2018 Assistance: Center for Community Based Enterprise (C2BE) Learn more https://pingreedetroit.com/ C2BE – Pingree Detroit WDET – These Three Businesses Are Creating A Worker-Owned Economy in Detroit (Audio) (2019) NPQ – Vet-Based Worker Co-op Makes Shoes and Builds Wealth in Detroit (2018) Detroit […]

Ewing Controls – Greenfield, MA

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Ewing Controls is an 11-employee worker cooperative producing automated controls for steam turbine equipment, based in Greenfield, MA.   The owners decided to sell to employees after their 30-year tenure because it offered the best future for the business, both in terms of the expertise within the employees and protection against a more hostile acquisition from […]

Surface Chemists of Florida – Jupiter, FL

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Industry: Manufacturing Location: Jupiter, Florida Number of employees: 10 Became employee owned: 2016 Assistance: Ohio Employee Ownership Center Learn more www.surfacechemists.com   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Manufacturing Employee Owned Small Businesses in Florida Employee Owned Small Businesses Assisted by OEOC

Baldwin Apple Ladders – Brooks, ME

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Industry: Manufacturing Location: Pittsfield, Maine Number of employees: 6 Became employee owned: 2015 Assistance: Cooperative Development Institute (CDI) Learn more http://www.baldwinappleladders.com/ CDI – 2017 Year in Review (2017) Island Institute – Going coop—employee ownership sustains business legacy (2015) Video   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Manufacturing Employee Owned Small Businesses in Maine Employee Owned Small Businesses Assisted by […]

New Era Windows – Chicago, IL

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Industry: Manufacturing Location: Urbana, Illinois Number of employees: 15 Became employee owned: 2012 Assistance: The Working World Learn more New Era Windows Cooperative – Our Story The Working World – New Era Windows Project Equity – New Era Windows Cooperative People’s World – Ten years ago, Republic Windows workers occupied their factory; now they own it (2019) […]

Select Machine – Brimfield, OH

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Industry: Manufacturing Location: Brimfield, Ohio Number of employees: 11 Became employee owned: 2010 Assistance: Ohio Employee Ownership Center Learn more OEOC – Select Machine: a Worker Co-op OEOC – Selling Your Business to an Employee Owned Cooperative: The Select Machine Story (video) Project Equity – Select Machine Co-opLaw.org – Legal Case Study: Select Machine Messing […]

Opportunity Threads – Morganton, NC

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Industry: Manufacturing Location: Morganton, North Carolina Number of employees: 20 Became employee owned: 2008 Assistance: The Industrial Commons Learn more The Industrial Commons – The story of Opportunity Threads: Rooting Economic Change United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Department of Justice, Peace & Human Development – How One Worker-Owned Cooperative Offered Hope and Economic Development (2018) […]