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2023 Made in St. Charles Recipient: Bison Gear & Engineering

Since 1997, Bison Gear & Engineering has been a St. Charles manufacturing staple as they have been manufacturing products that have shipped world-wide. Their innovative and extensive line of motors, gearmotors, and more have driven the industry forward, making them stand out amongst their peers.

At their St. Charles location, located on Ohio Avenue, they manufacture more than 800 standard products and thousands of custom OEM parts, which are utilized in industries such as food and beverage, energy, medical, agriculture and transportation. They were recently acquired by AMETEK, and have further opportunity to explore new markets, grow their business, and expand production capabilities. Bison Gear & Engineering has been recognized many times thanks to their innovation, such as the Maker's Madness - hosted by the Illinois Manufacturer's Association - in the Top 16 Coolest Products Made in Illinois. Their 2023 submission was their PowerSTAR Coffee Roasting Gearmotor and their 2022 submission was their Bison Pull-Tight Pool Cover Gearmotor.

A lot of innovation and their production is thanks to the over 300 full-time employees they have. Their diversity is also outstanding with more than 32 countries represented by the team at Bison. To learn more, visit their website at


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