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Company Profile

Kinter is a fast growing provider of retail display hardware solutions. Since 1980, we have grown steadily by solving retail display challenges for our diverse customer base, and by providing exceptional customer service - or as we call it, KinterCare.

We strive to be the easy choice for every retail display product need. We keep our warehouse stocked with millions of products ready to ship same day for next day delivery. Our motto is "We have it here today, so you can have it there tomorrow."

Our volume purchasing power and direct manufacturing enables us to maintain extremely competitive pricing across all product lines.

For specialized needs, we can quickly design and manufacture just about any product to any specification. We also offer a range of in-house secondary services, including:

  • plastic extruding and injection molding
  • high speed polybagging, boxing and labeling
  • cable and chain cutting, spooling and assembly
  • hook and loop cutting and mating
  • custom cut/miter cut of stock profiles
About Kinter

The newest addition to our extensive product lineup is our K-Stick™ ladderless sign changing system. Versatile and lightweight, K-Stick enables people to change signs without ladders, thereby reducing risk and cost. K-Stick works with all ceiling types, plus windows and walls. In the past year we have greatly expanded the K-Stick platform to include a spectrum of applications for virtually every sign hanging/changing scenario.

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."


Where it all began.K 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.


Taking it to the next level.Rapid growth and product line expansion drives John and Barbara to move the business into a warehouse on Central Avenue in Waukegan, IL.

1983-1984 Taking It To The Next Level.1,900 sq. ft.


Movin' on up.K 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.


Building out.K 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.


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

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


Going Even Bigger.Explosive growth leads us to significantly larger space on Oak Grove Avenue in Waukegan. Six very productive years later, we're expanding to 115,000 sq. ft. Look for news about our additional space.

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


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.