Companies Companies Founded in Cleveland

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List of notable businesses founded in Cleveland, listed alphabetically with corporate logos when available. This list includes some of the largest, most profitable companies that were founded in Cleveland. The famous Cleveland companies and corporations on this list include both public and private corporations. You can find information about the popular companies on this list, such as what industry they're part of. When available you can click on the successful Cleveland company's names to find out even more about them.

List is made up of many different items, including Back Yard Burgers and OfficeMax.

This list answers the questions, "What companies were founded in Cleveland?" and "What are the biggest Cleveland companies?"

If you're a Cleveland native then this list of the biggest Cleveland companies will make you proud. This list is also an excellent resource if you're doing research on reputable businesses from Cleveland.

Back Yard Burgers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies Founded in Cleveland
Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places Back Yard Burgers, Inc. is a regional franchise chain of quick serve restaurants. Its headquarters is located in Nashville, Tennessee. As of November 2014, there were 65 locations in the ...more

Bonne Bell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies Founded in Cleveland
Cosmetics Bonne Bell is a cosmetics company which focuses on products targeted for young women. The company was best known for its astringent face cleanser, 10-0-6 lotion. Originally marketed as an ...more

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies Founded in Cleveland
Mining, Metal Ore Mining Cliffs Natural Resources, formerly Cleveland-Cliffs, is a Cleveland, Ohio, business firm that specializes in the mining and beneficiation of iron ore and the mining of coal. The firm is an ...more

CleveMed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies Founded in Cleveland
CleveMed CleveMed is a medical device company that focuses on developing, manufacturing and marketing technologies for sleep disorders. It was founded by Robert N. Schmidt in 1990 and is located in ...more

DEI Holdings Inc is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies Founded in Cleveland
DEI Holdings Inc Household Audio and Video Equipment

E. W. Scripps Company is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies Founded in Cleveland
Television Broadcasting, Newspaper, Cable television The E. W. Scripps Company is an American broadcasting company founded as a chain of daily newspapers by Edward Willis Scripps. It was also formerly a media conglomerate. The company is ...more

Edward Howard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies Founded in Cleveland
Edward Howard Public Relations Edward Howard was an Ohio-based public relations, investor relations, marketing communications and graphic design firm that opened in 1925. The company was acquired by Fahlgren Inc. in March ...more

Electro-Motive Diesel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies Founded in Cleveland
Electro-Motive Diesel Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc., also referred to as "EMD", is owned by Caterpillar through its wholly owned subsidiary Progress Rail Services Corporation. The company designs, ...more

Graybar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies Founded in Cleveland
Electrical Apparatus and Equipment Wiring Supplies, and Construction Materials Graybar is an American employee-owned corporation, based in Clayton, Missouri. It conducts a wholesale distribution business for electrical, communications and data networking products, and is a ...more

Jo-Ann Stores is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies Founded in Cleveland
Bookstore, Hobby, Toy Jo-Ann Stores, Inc. is a specialty retailer of crafts and fabrics based in Hudson, Ohio. It operates the retail chains Jo-Ann Fabrics and Jo-Ann Etc. The headquarters of the company is located ...more

Keithley Instruments is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies Founded in Cleveland
Keithley Instruments Keithley Instruments is a measurement and instrument company headquartered in Solon, Ohio, that develops, manufactures, markets, and sells data acquisition products, as well as complete system ...more

Microcosm Publishing is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies Founded in Cleveland
Publishing, Book Publishers Microcosm Publishing is an independent publisher and distributor based in Portland, Oregon. Microcosm describes itself as having "a reputation for teaching self-empowerment, showing hidden ...more

Mr. Coffee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies Founded in Cleveland
Mr. Coffee is a registered trademark of Sunbeam Products, Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions. The Mr. Coffee brand manufactures automatic-drip kitchen coffee machines as well as other

National City Corp. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies Founded in Cleveland
National Commercial Banks National City Corporation was a regional bank holding company based in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, founded in 1845; it was once one of the ten largest banks in America in terms of deposits, mortgages ...more

OfficeMax is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies Founded in Cleveland
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers, Office supplies, Retail OfficeMax is an American office supplies retailer founded in 1988. It is a subsidiary of Office Depot, Inc., which is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. As of December 2012, OfficeMax ...more

Parker Hannifin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companies Founded in Cleveland
Manufacturing Parker Hannifin Corporation, originally Parker Appliance Company, usually referred to as just Parker, is an American corporation specializing in motion and control technologies. Its corporate ...more

Sherwin-Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies Founded in Cleveland
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers, Chemical industry, Paint and Coating Manufacturing The Sherwin-Williams Company is an American Fortune 500 company in the general building materials industry. The company primarily engages in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of paints, ...more

Tooling University is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies Founded in Cleveland
Professional and Management Development Training Tooling U is an online training service providing workforce development training via distance education for engineers, machinists, press operators, assemblers, and industrial maintenance ...more