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Company Profile

Kinter is a family business obsessed with making retail display hardware easier for our customers. We’ve been manufacturing and distributing retail display hardware for over 38 years. We stock over 10,000 different retail display hardware products — ceiling systems and accessories, cable and chain, info strips and product merchandising, sign and literature holders, display construction and rings and binder posts. And, for specialized needs, we can quickly design and manufacture just about any product to any specification. Our approach to business is simple — treat each other and our customers like family. We do whatever it takes to help our customers succeed. If you call us late in the day with a “gotta-have-it-tomorrow” order, we’ll find a way to get it out the door. If you need custom design work or some secondary operation turned around quickly, we’ll assign the right team to your project and we’ll solve it.

About Kinter

Meet Paul,
our President

Like any good President or CEO, Paul White embodies the core values of the company that he leads. Every day, Paul rolls his sleeves up, gets down in the trenches with Kinter team members and solves customers' retail display hardware problems. "I do whatever it takes to help our customers succeed," he explains. "Because that's what everyone at Kinter is expected to do."

1980-1983

Where it all beganK International starts selling nails out of our founders John and Barbara White's garage in Royal Oak, MI.

1980-1983 Where It All Began.625 sq. ft.

1985-1997

Movin' on upK International continues adding new customers and product lines, spurring continued growth that leads John and Barbara to another move - to this building on Lee Avenue in Gurnee.

1985-1997 Movin' On Up.5,500 sq. ft.

1997-2003

Building outK International's growth continues accelerating, leading us to take on more space in the Lee Avenue location. What began as a husband and wife operation is now a thriving enterprise.

1997-2003 Building Out.12,500 sq. ft.

2004-2012

Going BigHaving outgrown the additional space we created for ourselves on Lee Avenue in Gurnee, we build our own warehouse on Ryan Road in Gurnee.

2004-2012 Going Big.32,000 sq. ft.

2012-present

Going BiggerExplosive growth leads us to significantly larger space on Oak Grove Avenue in Waukegan.

2012-present Where We Are Today.115,000 sq. ft.

2019

NEW HEIGHTSSix very productive years later, we’re expanding yet again. Look for news about our new facility - coming soon!

2019 Coming Soon 

Solved

Solved is our philosophy, our motto and our tag line - all rolled into one. Solved is not about meetings or emails. It's not about how hard we try. It's not what could be or what has been. It's about one thing and one thing only - and that's solving our customers retail display hardware problems. Because to us, that's all that matters.

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