CHICAGO, June 26, 2018 (Newswire.com) - The Chicago Comb Company was awarded the “New Exporter” Award at the 2018 Governor’s Export Awards. The award was presented by Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti and the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO). Chicago Comb was one of 15 Illinois companies recognized for excellence in exporting.
The Chicago Comb Company was founded in 2010 by two childhood friends who had a vision for making a high-quality product in their hometown of Chicago. The company produces a range of high-quality stainless steel combs that are laser cut and polished with the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship in Chicago. They have realized their dream of creating a quality product without having to look outside of Chicago for their production and processing.
We couldn't be more proud. We're simply honored to be a recipient of this year's award. We've put in a lot of hard work over the years to create a great product to share with the world and have made some great friends along the way. It's humbling to be recognized with this award.
Tedd Strom, co-founder
Over the last eight years, the company has quickly breached the city limits and is now a global brand. They are exporting to wholesale distributors in countries such as Russia, China and Japan, among others, and have direct relationships with retailers and customers in over 70 countries. In addition, they ship hundreds of retail orders from their website all over the world every day.
“We couldn’t be more proud,” says co-founder Tedd Strom. “We’re simply honored to be a recipient of this year’s award. We’ve put in a lot of hard work over the years to create a great product to share with the world and have made some great friends along the way. It’s humbling to be recognized with this award.”
This award comes off the heels of their new comb line launch - the first professional-grade carbon-fiber combs to be made in the U.S. Originally introduced on Kickstarter, it became the most successful hair comb ever launched on that platform (out of more than 30 comb projects).
They have also expanded the designs of their core line of combs made out of stainless steel and titanium.
Source: Chicago Comb