Exact is your one-stop-shop for packaging, warehousing, fulfillment, assembly and distribution.

Industrial Support Services was founded in 1992 with 60,000 square feet and 45 employees. More than twenty years later, ISS maintained a facility in Quincy with over 200,000 square feet. In January of 2015, ISS merged with Exact Packaging in Pontiac, Illinois. Though we began in packaging, Exact Packaging has expanded to include assembly, warehousing, distribution and many other forms of labor service for companies across the US.

Exact Packaging is a multi-plant enterprise with locations in Quincy and Pontiac, Illinois. Both offer a variety of services that are focused on meeting your business needs. Exact is also ISO 9001:... (more)

Ideation

If you have a general idea of what you want to make, these factories will help refine your idea and think through the different components that involve the making of your idea.

Materials

This stage involves gathering all the necessary materials needed to make your product. Some factories provide materials and assembly; sometimes you will need to buy materials separately.

Sample-Making

A sample is a prototype of your idea. Sample-makers usually make the product by hand (hand-cutting, hand-assembling, etc.) before you get your tooling finalized. You want your sample to be perfect if you plan to do mass production of your product.

(Usually sample-makers charge more per product, but this depends on the factory’s policy.)

Tooling

To produce products at a rapid rate and drive your cost down, you might have to invest in machinery that is customized to your design; that is "tooling". This machinery will vary depending on the product, but can range from plastic molds to custom branding stamps, and so on.

Production

"Production run" means making a lot of one product at once. The factories listed under "production" can produce small and/or large quantities. The minimum order for a production run can vary from factory to factory (some have no minimum, some require a dozen, and some require up to 1,000 to be made at once)