FLOCON(R), INC. Wins Northeastern Illinois Region-Wide Award


Woodstock, Ill. – March 3, 2023 – FLOCON(R), INC., a manufacturer of paint markers, fine mist sprayers, soap and lotion pumps and trigger sprayers, was awarded the Pro-Chicagoland Decisions Award by World Business Chicago, the City of Chicago’s economic development agency.

The inaugural recognition “honors companies that have made bold moves to advance their businesses while also supporting growth and innovation in the seven-county Chicagoland region.”

Stephan Ballot, the company’s chief operating officer, received the award at an event held March 2, 2023 at The Terminal in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago.

“This award is a wonderful honor. We’re proud to say that we’ve been based in and committed to the Chicago area since our inception in 1989. Chicago’s right in the center of it all when it comes to our supply base and logistics needs,” Ballot said. “That incredible access to so much industry talent, services and infrastructure is one of the reasons why we have been so successful in producing industry-standard products in the USA. That includes our paint applicator, our FloMist® fine mist sprayers, as well as our ability to offer turn-key services that include blister carding and fluid filling.”

FLOCON, INC. continues to annually commit and invest seven-figure dollar amounts across its five facilities in the Greater Chicago Area, including the ongoing addition of state-of-the-art electric plastic injection molding presses and fluid filling lines, Ballot said.

“We're also contributing to our local school and trade communities. We’re involved in introducing the next generation to manufacturing, including a new pilot program that gives teachers a first-hand view of what happens in a modern manufacturing facility," Ballot said. “And where possible, we choose to hire local independent trade businesses because it helps them grow, which spreads economic impact deeper into the areas where we have facilities.”

McHenry County Economic Development Corporation is proud to congratulate one of McHenry County’s own leading companies FLOCON Inc, of Woodstock on receiving the World Business Chicago’s Driving Growth and Innovation Inaugural Pro- Chicagoland award.

Jim McConoughey, MCEDC President stated “I have had the privilege of working closely with this innovative company and can attest to its forward-looking vision, it’s initiatives for growth, and for creating a culture of innovation.   In 2018, FLOCON received MCEDC’s Business Champion Award recognizing its business acumen and its dedication to its employees and the community.  We are proud to have FLOCON recognized as one of Chicagoland’s best! We congratulate Stephen Ballot, President, FLOCON and his entire FLOCON team. We are proud FLOCON calls McHenry County home and we look forward to its continued success and growth.”

"We are proud to honor outstanding companies for their contributions to Chicago's thriving economy and job creation," said Michael Fassnacht, President and CEO of World Business Chicago and Chief Marketing Officer for the City of Chicago. "Their commitment to driving sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the greater Chicagoland region is a testament to their leadership.”

Five other Illinois-based companies received the Pro-Chicagoland Decisions Award: Ace Hardware, Belle Aire Creations, ClearFlame Engine Technologies, Lion Electric, Pioneer Service, Inc., TANGENT Technologies, LLC.

Established in 1989, FLOCON, INC. is a customer-focused manufacturer of patented high-performance fluid dispensing and applicator systems. Partnering with many of the world’s leading consumer and industrial companies, our devices perform to deliver on our customers’ brand promises by offering a high-quality end-user experience. Manufacturing and assembling in the United States, FLOCON® is vertically integrated to offer brands more value, flexibility and faster speed to market.

About World Business Chicago
World Business Chicago is a public-private, non-profit partnership that drives inclusive economic growth and job creation, supports business, and promotes Chicago as a leading global city.

About McHenry County Economic Development Corporation
A non-governmental organization, the McHenry County EDC seeks to work with local, county, state and federal legislators to foster, enhance and improve the economic vitality of McHenry County.