was founded in 1981 in Boston, MA to pioneer the development and delivery of transformative therapies and has been an international leading biotech company for over 30 years. Genzyme’s manufacturing of products for the treatment of rare genetic diseases is one of Framingham’s proudest accomplishments. The company focuses strongly on rare genetic diseases such as multiple sclerosis and thyroid cancer. They pride themselves on their path to treatment which involves: internal discoveries and developing external discoveries while maximizing existing products. In 2011, Genzyme became a part of global giant Sanofi and has continued to grow its Research and Development operations in Framingham.
Jack's Abby is a brewery established in Framingham in 2011 by the Hendler Brothers that has become a popular social hub throughout Metrowest. The staff at Jack’s Abbypride themselves on their combination of German brewing and American crafting to manufacture original, delicious beers. Their tasting halls are ideal for hosting events and with their constant new specials and flavors, there is a variety of beverages to choose from! Jack’s Abby has become a mainstay of the craft brewing scene in the Northeast and nationwide. Links to learn more:
Red Rover Clothing is made and sold in a refurbished historic home on Vernon Street in the Centre Common Historic District. Founded in 1993, this unique clothing company specializes in outerwear, accessories, and blankets, in washable fleeces and rain wear fabrics.
Hogan Brothers Micro Roasted Coffee was established in 1996 by brothers Jim and Jay Hogan. This local business started in a small café where potential customers were encouraged to select beans and roast profiles and blends to suit their own individual tastes. Thus began the company’s deep roots in customer service and satisfaction. MetroWest Daily News says “Hogan Brothers Coffee is taking the growing awareness of gourmet coffee and adding a service component that has created wildly loyal customers." Their coffee types come from all corners of the globe; from their own traditional brand, to fair trade certified organic coffees, to SWP Decafs and proprietary brands. They pride themselves on their contribution to the universal human rights and environmental protection movements and partnering with companies who share their passion, integrity, and commitment.
Bridge 12 Technologies are electron tube manufacturers who have been operating out of Framingham since 2009. They primarily manufacture terahertz technology for magnetic resonance and THz components for a variety of uses including medicine, security, defense, and science. They are dedicated to “bridging the Terahertz Gap” which is how the company devised its name. In April 2011, Bridge 12 Technologies entered into an agreement with Agilent to collaborate on technology for dynamic nuclear polarization enhanced nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. This collaboration will provide gyrotrons to accelerate NMR experiments that usually require weeks, to take place in minutes.
ICL Imaging has been a nationally recognized leader in format printing graphics for over 50 years. Manufacturing out of Framingham since 1956, the company began as an “industrial color laboratory” in a basement on Proctor Street under Elliot Korklan. Local photographers began coming to Korklan to develop their prints because not only was he efficient, but prompt. Demand for his products increased steadily throughout the 60s, 70s and 80s. In 1986, Korklan retired and sold the company to Larry Capodilupo. Under Larry, ICL began specializing in images requiring mounting to substrates and larger images for exhibits and booths. The company also began printing on Masonite, gatorfoam, foamcore, and Plexiglas. By 1988, it was obvious the company needed to expand, therefore Capodilupo moved the company to a new 8,800 square foot facility. Today, the company occupies 35,000 square feet of space and prints on 52 types of material up to 16 feet wide. The company is now run by Mr. Capodilupo’s son, Larry Capodilupo, III.
Four Seasons Embroidery and screen printing has been producing clothing products out of Framingham since 1989. They will screen print or embroider your company, team, or organization’s logo on hats, sweatshirts, shirts, blankets, and sweatpants. At Four Seasons, they pride themselves on quality local craftsmanship and accuracy. They also specify in logo digitizing and promotional products. At their location on Nicholas Road, there is a showroom to display the most up-to-date styles and colors. Customers range from Marian High School to Framingham State University to Natick High School.
B. C. Ames started as a small machine shop in Waltham in 1896 and has grown into a leading manufacturer of precision instruments used worldwide! Founder Bliss Charles Ames developed the first “Dial Gage Heads” in 1907 while providing a foundation for today’s modern gaging systems. Ames gages are used for a variety of scientific, industrial, and medical uses and their products are available in English and equivalent Metric models. Their website provides an extensive online inventory of dial/digital micrometers, air gages, comparators, etc.
Elevation Brands are a company that supports mission-driven food brands to provide healthy, natural alternatives for families that are also kind to the environment; the two main food providers that Elevation Brands work with are “Blue Horizon Wild” and "Ian’s.” Blue Horizon catches only fresh North American fish straight from the sea, in a way that will not endanger future fish populations. Ian’s provide allergy-friendly, all natural foods that do not contain artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives and lack antibiotics, hormones, and refined sugars. Purchasing Elevation Brands products are a small contribution that you can make that will have a huge impact on the environment, as well as the health of you and your family!
established this company in 2015, making rustic furniture. Brian and Carey Buckley focus on the creative building of furniture, home décor, and custom commissions out of wooden pallets. Check out their Facebook and Instagram pages for more information on monthly Pallet Night Workshops for adults, Kid's Pallet Painting Workshops.
Knots of Fun - Makers of Happy Hands Happy Dog Toys® made in Framingham since 2015 and sold all over the country, even internationally. Their colorful braided toys are created out of the highest quality of Polartec Polar Fleece for hours of fun. Tug, toss, shake - the braids are soft, but strong, and perfectly pack-able for travel. All of their toys are machine washable and for an added treat, freeze them or float them in the pool for fun on a hot day.