KLC has been financing businesses like yours since 1987. One of the greatest measures of our success is the success of our valued customers. Seeing KLC’s customers in the news brings us great joy, knowing that our mission of bringing advantageous equipment finance solutions with integrity, depth of knowledge and speed, is benefiting the small business sector we serve.
We are proud to highlight these businesses that are making headlines for their innovative products and commitment to keeping things local in Minnesota.
Since 1986, Avid IMS (formerly known as E&O Tool and plastics) has provided injection molding products for their clients at cost effective prices. Avid IMS takes seemingly impossible projects and makes them possible. When Avid saw the need for an upgrade to their equipment in 2018, they called KLC for financing.
Podium is a St. Paul company changing the way custom sports apparel is made. They create apparel for athletes competing in the toughest conditions, who need their clothing to stand up to the elements. Podium brings a whole new level of craftsmanship to the industry, creating highly functional patterns and printing, cutting, and sewing each piece to the highest standards. And it’s all proudly made in St. Paul. Each piece is produced in a workshop-style environment, resulting in the very best product in the least amount of time. To finance this impressive workspace, Podium trusted KLC to find the right solution.
The success of their restaurant in Minneapolis led the folks at Parlour across the river to St. Paul. Parlour St. Paul joined the West 7th Neighborhood in April 2018, bringing with it the atmosphere (and the burger and old fashioned) of Parlour Minneapolis. Here you’ll find a larger menu, including all-day eggs and boozy milkshakes, and three distinctive spaces each offering their own dining and drinking experience. Starting a restaurant requires a lot of equipment, and KLC was there to assist Parlour find the right financing for their project.
Mercury Mosaics started with one woman’s dream of creating beautiful handmade tile mosaics in her art studio, and has grown to a massive 15,000 square foot factory. Founder Mercedes Austin now has her dream space to create beautiful handmade tiles. Mercury Mosaics proudly hand cuts and glazes each tile using locally sourced clay, glaze and shipping materials. Austin knew the potential for Mercury Mosaics, and KLC provided the financing to help her get there.
Whether it’s a writer’s laptop, a carpenter’s workshop, or a huge manufacturing plant, businesses large and small need the right tools to succeed. New startups and established businesses alike count on KLC to bring them the best financing solutions. Get in touch today to find out how we can help you!