Northwest Quarterly Magazine: A Global Competitor and Local Powerhouse


If you’ve ever pumped a bottle of lotion, pushed the nozzle of a spray bottle or written with a paint marker, you’ve used a fluid applicator.

And if you’ve ever touched up the scratch on your car or furniture, or sprayed some all-natural liquid onto your hands, you’ve likely used an applicator built in McHenry County.

For nearly 30 years, Flocon has remained a silent, but critical partner in the ability of companies to bring their products to market. Just how extensive is this family-owned company’s reach? Its products currently cover some 75 percent of the automotive touch-up paint market. Its applicators are approved for nearly every aircraft serviced in the western hemisphere. And it’s a growing partner in the movement toward all-natural products. It counts on two continents.

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