Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), through its subsidiaries, is one of the nation’s leading suppliers of industrial, medical and specialty gases in addition to hardgoods, such as welding equipment and related products. Airgas is a leading U.S. producer of atmospheric gases with 16 air separation plants, a leading producer of carbon dioxide, dry ice, and nitrous oxide, one of the largest U.S. suppliers of safety products, and a leading U.S. supplier of refrigerants, ammonia products, and process chemicals. More than 15,000 employees work in approximately 1,100 locations, including branches, retail stores, gas fill plants, specialty gas labs, production facilities and distribution centers.
IRC Tire (from Inoue Rubber Co) is a Japanese tire brand owned by Inoac Corp., an international conglomerate that started as a manufacturer of bicycle tires, tubes, and industrial rubber products. Inoue Rubber was founded in 1926 by Aiichi Inoue in Nagoya, Japan, and today is an industry leader offering a full range of road, mountain and metro cycling tires.
Rudy Project has been designing and producing technical sunglasses, goggles, and accessories for over 25 years. Its products include eyewear, lenses, helmets, bags and packs, crew apparel, and hats. The company offers its products to various sports, such as climbing, cycling, motorsports, mountain bikes, raids, running, sailing, skating, sky sports, sports/fashion, triathlon, and winter sports, as well as golf.
Clif Bar & Company produces organic foods and drinks marketed to active people. The company’s flagship product, CLIF Bar, was created by Gary Erickson, a baker and former mountain guide who got the idea for his product in 1990 on a day-long, 175 mile bike ride, for which he packed a variery of energy bars. Two years after experimenting in his mother’s kitchen, he settled on a recipe for what would become the CLIF bar, named after his father Clifford.
Vermarc Sportswear specializes in customized cycling jerseys and other sportswear. Founded in 1977 by ex-professional cyclist Frans Verbeeck who started customizing jerseys at home in his garage, Vermarc Sportwear today delivers quality sportswear to both professional teams and amateurs.
Located in Ogden, Utah, ENVE Composites is a manufacturer of composite wheels and components for bicycles. ENVE is a company made up of passionate cyclists who have created a unique brand and complete product offering based on a riding lifestyle. ENVE designs and manufactures 100% of their rims in America.
Since 1960 SIDI has researched and developed highly technical footwear in order to achieve the maximum in reliability and comfort. Thanks to this passion and a deep, intuitive knowledge of the business SIDI has become the market leader in cycling and motorcycle shoes. After half a decade, SIDI’s unique balance of tradition and innovation, style and comfort, make SIDI sporting footwear exceptional in the industry.