20th in "Product Markers & Manufacturers" category as surveyed by 3,700 CEOs & Top Executives in Oregon & SW Washington


PORTLAND, OR, [December 10, 2021] – They say that the greatest compliment is one from those that stand beside you as a peer. As seen in the recent "Oregon's Most Admired Companies of 2021: Product Makers & Manufacturer's" list published by the Portland Business Journal, Kinco® was ranked 20th in a survey conducted of 3,700 CEOs and Top Executives in Oregon and SW Washington. The survey participant list is closed and by invitation only - so it's truly a select group of people who even receive the chance to participate in this selection.

Up from ranking 21st in 2017, Kinco hopped up one slot to a three-way tie with Boeing and The Joinery for the 20th rank this year.  While our close circle of employees, customers, and vendors know who Kinco® really is, it's truly an honor to be recognized on a greater scale by those in the Pacific Northwest - as the majority of our dealers and consumer base are located in the Midweat part of the United States.

Plus, it's tough compeition. Brand names as Columbia, Nike, Under Armor, Adidas, HydroFlask, Keen, Danner, Leatherman, Pendelton, and more are all located right here in our metro-area, too, so seeing "Kinco®" alongside these well respected companies is humbling to say the least.  

We hope to continue to live up to this ranking, and to strive to excede it both in our product dependability and company culture.


Kinco® is a dedicated, second-generation family-owned company that produces quality work, safety, garden, & thermal gloves since 1975 and stands behind every product it makes. With a focus on workmanship and durability, Kinco® offers numerous glove styles and materials designed for everything from planting marigolds in the garden, skiing in the backcountry, and protecting hands in the harsh environment of working on an oil rig. Built on the ethos of integrity, responsibility, transparency and respect, Kinco® prioritizes its strong commitment to cultivating an environment filled with purpose and intention among its collaborative community of employees, manufacturers, vendors and customers. For more information, visit Kinco.com.


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