Manufacturing

Fort Dearborn's professionals have worked with manufacturers of all sizes across a wide range of industries. Our management and cost accounting backgrounds help executives cut through their data to get the figures and metrics they need to acutely understand their operations, which directly improves their strategic decision making. Our work results in increased profitability, optimized organizational structure, and manufacturing operations that are set up for continued, ongoing success. Our extensive manufacturing experience includes profit improvement engagements, operational turnarounds, plant consolidations, debt re-financings, sell-side and buy-side M&A projects, and many others.

Highlighted Engagements

$350M
Revenue

global provider of secure electronic payment solutions at point of sale

$210M
Revenue

lawn mower and snow blower manufacturer

$200M
Revenue

manufacturer of store fixtures

$175M
Revenue

corrugated equipment manufacturer

$160M
Revenue

multi-plant fabricator of steel tubing

$150M
Revenue

branded bicycle manufacturing & distributing

$150M
Revenue

Precision parts manufacturer for agricultural, construction and truck markets

$110M
Revenue

multi-plant structural steel fabricator and service center

$110M
Revenue

manufacturing and repair of car wash systems

$100M
Revenue

home furnishings manufacturer

$95M
Revenue

manufacturer and distributor of health & beauty products to major retailers

$85M
Revenue

manufacturing of injection molded products for communications and lighting

$85M
Revenue

manufacturer of industrial cleaning products including chemicals, brushes and sweeps

$85M
Revenue

manufacturer of heavy steel weldments, largely for rail, agriculture and industrial

$75M
Revenue

manufacturer of wood and metal store fixtures

$75M
Revenue

manufacturer of industrial pumps

$70M
Revenue

tin mill services and decorating

$70M
Revenue

manufacturer of engineered self-storage systems

$67M
Revenue

specialty manufacturer and distributor of money handling supplies and security equipment

$65M
Revenue

manufacturer of vinyl windows and doors

$60M
Revenue

multi-plant custom wood and steel store fixture manufacturer

$60M
Revenue

manufacturer of engineered clamps largely for heavy truck applications

$60M
Revenue

manufacturer of cleaning tools and brush filaments

$60M
Revenue

designs and manufactures folding cartons

$60M
Revenue

manufacturer of disk drive components and specialty products

$55M
Revenue

multi-plant chemical and additive manufacturer

$55M
Revenue

Manufacturer and distributor of branded musical instruments

$55M
Revenue

industrial refrigeration equipment manufacturer

$50M
Revenue

manufacturer of printed circuit boards and electronic components

$50M
Revenue

manufacturer of custom steel & wood store fixtures

$45M
Revenue

manufacturer of digital display systems

$45M
Revenue

manufacturer and distributor of photographic chemicals and supplies

$45M
Revenue

manufacturer of electrical systems, electrical conversion systems and energy storage systems

$45M
Revenue

multi-plant auto, agriculture and machine parts manufacturer

$45M
Revenue

manufacturer and distributor of pumps and dewatering services

$45M
Revenue

manufactured paints and coatings

$40M
Revenue

manufacturer of separation and phase contacting equipment of liquids and gases

$40M
Revenue

steel service provider primarily serving structural steel fabricators

$40M
Revenue

manufacturer of fine chemicals for the agrochemical and specialty chemical markets

$40M
Revenue

manufacturer of sheeted, laser, thermal and continous pinfeed labels

$40M
Revenue

metal stamping, heat treatment and automated assembly

$40M
Revenue

private label furniture manufacturer

$40M
Revenue

manufacturer of low carbon mechanical grade welded steel tubing

$38M
Revenue

manufacturer of large equipment for scrap bailers, car crushers and garbage compaction industries

$35M
Revenue

producer and marketer of balloons (foil and latex) and a variety of film products

$35M
Revenue

manufacturer of framed art and mirrors

$35M
Revenue

manufacturer of mobile office trailers and commercial modular buildings

$30M
Revenue

Commercial truck lift-gate manufacturing

$30M
Revenue

manufacturer/distributor of branded and private label stationary power tools

$30M
Revenue

manufacturer of transformers in fluorescent lighting industry

$30M
Revenue

musical instruments

$30M
Revenue

nuclear grade fasteners, structural steel, pipe, fittings, weld wire and ASME code certified...

$30M
Revenue

designer, engineer, and supplier of product identification and user interface solutions

$30M
Revenue

customer engineered solutions for solids handling for wastewater, mines and industrial

$30M
Revenue

lawnmower & ATV accessory manufacturing for OEM's and aftermarket

$30M
Revenue

tool & die, metal stamping and fabrication

$25M
Revenue

manufacturer of electrical motors

$25M
Revenue

consumer barbecue components

$25M
Revenue

hunting supplies & accessories

$25M
Revenue

manufacturer of fuel tanks and power generation units

$25M
Revenue

oil filtration systems for precision machining applications

$22M
Revenue

manufacturer of storage facilities

$20M
Revenue

importers and imprinters of promotional products

$20M
Revenue

designer, developer and manufacturer of digital inkjet printer systems and consumable ink cartridges

$18M
Revenue

OEM of metal recycling equipment and related parts

$15M
Revenue

perforated parts and tubes for filtration industry

$15M
Revenue

outdoor/winter gloves manufacturer and importer of sports gloves

$15M
Revenue

branded specialty lighting company

$15M
Revenue

manufacturing and distribution of green cleaning products

$15M
Revenue

windows and doors for residential, commercial, and architectural building applications

$15M
Revenue

Truck body manufacturing

$15M
Revenue

manufacturer of printing equipment

$14M
Revenue

manufacturer of carbide tipped and solid carbide drills

$13M
Revenue

manufacturer of alloys and precision castings

$13M
Revenue

customized steel material handling solutions

$12M
Revenue

manufacturer of gun-related accessories

$12M
Revenue

manufacturer of specialized springs

$10M
Revenue

OEM and dealership of farm implements

$10M
Revenue

CNC Turning and Machining of fixtures, fabricated assemblies, and complex precision parts.

$10M
Revenue

manufacturer of highly engineered protective packaging

$10M
Revenue

manufactures tanks for pressurized gases

$10M
Revenue

contract manufacturer/filler of liquids/gels/pastes for personal care products

$10M
Revenue

manufacture and maintenance of Business ID & LED signs

$8M
Revenue

automotive and white appliance rubber parts manufacturer

$7M
Revenue

metal stamper & fabrication

$5M
Revenue

manufacturer of products for brand identification

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