Shop Bot — Durham, NC

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Location: Durham, NC                                              Industry: Manufacturing Number of employees: 35 Became employee-owned: 2021 Assistance: North Carolina Employee Ownership Center From the Company: https://www.shopbottools.com/ Learn More: Shop Bot Tools Press Release Employee Owned Small Businesses in Manufacturing Employee Owned Small Businesses in North Carolina Employee Owned Small Businesses Assisted by North Carolina Employee Ownership Center    

Liberty Graphics – Liberty, ME

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Location: Liberty, Maine                                                                Industry: Printing/ Manufacturing                                        Number of employees: 35 Became employee-owned: 2021 Assistance: Cooperative Development Institute From the Company:https://lgtees.com/ Learn More: Employees purchase iconic Maine t-shirt company, Bangor Daily News Liberty Graphics sells business to […]

Snow River Cooperative – Crandon, WI

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Industry: Manufacturing Location: Crandon, Wisconsin Number of employees: 8 Became employee owned: 2020 Assistance: Cooperative Development Services, University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives Financing: Shared Capital Cooperative, Local Enterprise Assistance Fund From the Company https://www.snowrivercustom.com/ https://www.snowrivercustom.com/inthenews.html Learn more UWCC – Snow River Cooperative Overview (2020)   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Manufacturing Employee Owned Small […]

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) From the company https://pingreedetroit.com/ Learn more C2BE – Pingree Detroit SEED – Pingree Detroit Aims to Disrupt the Leather Waste Cycle (2019) WDET – These Three Businesses Are Creating A Worker-Owned Economy in Detroit (Audio) (2019) […]

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 […]