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Since 1954, Kentucky Correctional Industries (KCI) has been harnessing the enormous workforce potential of the state’s prison population while preparing inmates for life after prison.

With operations spread across eight correctional facilities, KCI serves...

Larry Koenig founded Komar Industries Inc. (Komar) in 1977 as a waste equipment distribution business in Iowa. As he broadened his reach in the market, Larry diversified his operations. The company grew steadily, and eventually, the founder relocated the business to central Ohio, where Komar...

Craig Upton founded KPI Concepts Inc. (KPI) in 1984 out of a small setup in his garage. “I had worked for General Electric and Caterpillar before setting out on my own,” he says. “We’ve changed quite a bit over the years. We started out as Kitchen and Counters Plus, and then Kitchens Plus, and...