Made in Flint & Genesee County
Buying locally provides many benefits to our community. The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce celebrates local industries that make, assemble and sell consumer products. We encourage Members to think local first when making purchasing decisions.
When you buy locally made products, you are actively
• Investing in and strengthening the community
• Encouraging local prosperity and potential job creation
• Reducing environmental impact
The made in Flint & Genesee County products listed below are sold through a retail chain, their manufacturing facility or a fully operational website.
For companies to be included they must:
- Be located in Flint and Genesee County
- Make, assemble and sell a tangible consumer product
- Their product must be available as a standalone product, not a component of a product
- Must be a business to consumer product
- Must be a Chamber member
Product: Landscape Fence
Barrette Outdoor Living is the evolution of US Fence Inc. Founded in Parma, Ohio in 1977, US Fence was originally known as Action Sales and Marketing until its name change in 1982. The company was later merged with two of its premier suppliers, Erwin Industries and Plastics Research Corporation, under the ownership of its North American leader Barrette. Today, Barrette Outdoor Living is the leading vinyl and wood and aluminum manufacturer, distributing fencing, railing, garden accents, and sheds across North America. The company also supplies large home improvement retailers and specialty fencing dealers.
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Coffee Beanery opened its first stores in the United States in 1976, before the American public knew the term “specialty coffee.” In the 30 years that have followed, Coffee Beanery continues to build its brand and franchise organization on the principles of time-tested and honored traditions and values. Exceptional coffee, a warm relaxing environment, and a corporate culture that embraces its franchisees with every opportunity to succeed exemplify these values. Today, Coffee Beanery has over 100 locations throughout the U.S., 20 locations internationally, and is recognized as an industry leader for its unique family business approach, corporate culture and commitment to quality.
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Product: Dry Foods
The story begins with a woman and a dream. Shirley Kautman-Jones was working at the bank full-time and her co-workers needed some help impressing the men in their life. Shirley, being a natural in the kitchen, would send them home with little bags of spices and easy recipes to follow.Her creations were an instant success and she realized it was time to expand outside her comfort zone of co-workers at the bank. She decided to start taking her savings and driving down to the market in Detroit, MI to price out different spices for her combinations.
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D&W Windows & Sunrooms is a family owned and operated business established in 1955. We manufacture all of the windows and sunrooms that we sell. This is done to ensure the highest quality at the lowest price and to truly cut out any middleman. D&W operates out of our state of the art 65,000 sq ft facility located on Court Street near Irish Road and I-69 in Davison, Michigan.
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Product: Wine and Beer
The Fenton Winery & Brewery was opened in January 2008. What originally started as your ‘typical’ winery offering tastings and retail bottle sales, grew over the first year and a half to become a wine bar, offering wine by the glass, a full menu of food, and Fenton’s best variety of live music. The wine bar grew to offer 20+ hand-crafted wines, Sangrias, house made sodas, flavored coffees, and desserts from local markets. Started in the midst of the economic downturn, a commitment to the vision of what this place could be kept us forging forward.
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At the new General Motors, we are passionate about designing, building and selling the world’s best vehicles. This vision unites us as a team each and every day and is the hallmark of our customer-driven culture. In fact, there are a lot of exciting things to share about our company. Our story starts on November 18, 2010, when we completed the world’s largest initial public offering, emerging with a solid financial foundation that enables us to produce great vehicles for our customers and build a bright future for employees, partners and shareholders.
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Product: Custom Pallet Container, Boxes
Genesee Packaging, Inc. was founded in 1979 in Flint, Michigan by Willie E. Artis to provide contract packaging to the automotive industry and supply various corrugated products. During the early 1980’s, the company expanded to include a corrugated manufacturing operation and a packaging facility dedicated to steering components. The company designed and developed an innovative Pallet Pack system that continues to lead the industry.
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Product: Custom Jewelry
Owner of Gold Designer Manufacturing, Darren Garrison has worked in the custom design and repair business his whole career for a wide variety of retail jewelry stores as their jeweler. Our shop is set up as a by appointment only so we can give you the one on one service and care that is important when designing and picking out the perfect diamond for your new ring. The new location in downtown Flint was selected for the ease of access to highways. From the Flint jewelry repair location a wide area of customers can be serviced.
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Product: Various Meats
Today Koegel produces about thirty-five different products. They are sold almost exclusively in Michigan with a small percentage going to Toledo, Ohio. The business continues to grow as new stores and territories are added. Additionally, Koegel products have a taste and texture that usually keeps customers buying once they try the product. Our slogan…”Made Up To a Quality…Not Down to a Price” says it all. Today the products are still made using the same recipes and processes that Albert Koegel learned and developed.
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Product: Fudge and Taffy
We make fudge on site. You can see us make it and buy it the same day! We also sell some of the best salt water taffy in the land. Now carrying jerky and Johnny Almonds in our store as well.
Learn more about Michigan’s Greatest Fudge and Taffy
Product: Farm Fresh Food
We are a third generation family-owned apple orchard in Goodrich, Michigan. Open in the Summer and Fall for good old-fashioned family fun — and farm fresh food! We offer educational school field trips, farm tours for groups, and ‘farm fresh’ birthday parties!
Learn more about Porter’s Orchard
Spud Software is a leading provider of Programming Services, Web Development & Mobile Apps.
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Product: Gun Sights
Prepare yourself for the fiber optic light gathering sensation that not only allows for higher visibility, but also presents a faster sight and target picture. It’s the day time sight that’s lightweight, and yet very durable. It’s the sight that brightens in low light situations. Made from aircraft strength aluminum (front beads are made of steel) not plastic.
Learn more about Williams Gun Sight