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Judges pick SBJ’s Coolest Things

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Sixteen products manufactured across southwest Missouri were selected for inclusion in Springfield Business Journal’s inaugural Coolest Things Made in the Ozarks awards.

The finalists reflect the diversity of the local manufacturing community. Statewide, there are nearly 6,900 manufacturing businesses employing more than 266,000 people.

A selection committee evaluated the companies based on the uniqueness of the product, economic impact and expansion plans.

The 2022 companies and products are:
• BeeFoster, Beestra wild bee finder and hotel;
• EaglePicher Technologies LLC, Perseverance rover battery;
• Evans Food Co., Springfield cashew chicken sauce;
• Everest Conversions Inc., conversion vans;
• Hammons Products Co., black walnuts;
• H.E. Williams Inc., architectural lighting;
• Hollister High School, biodegradable flower pots;
• iSense, Revive Hybrid Premier Mattress;
• Jordan Essentials, lotion bar;
• KRM Innovations Inc., StepNpull hands-free door opener;
• Messiah Locomotive Service LLC, locomotive wheels;
• Mother’s Brewing Co., Lil’ Helper Midwest Coast IPA;
• Reyco Granning LLC, ResponseMaster suspensions;
• The French’s Food Co. LLC, Frank’s RedHot sauce;
• Tie & Timber Beer Co., Obligato Ale; and
• Walrus Oil, cutting board oil.

Public voting to select the top four products will begin with the April 18 edition of SBJ, which will feature profiles on the products.

The Best in Show award, selected by attendees, will be presented at an awards event on April 28.


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I hope Digital Monitoring Products (DMP) makes the list next year! As they only manufacture of security systems in the USA, we have some really cool stuff.

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