Thanks to branding, people recognize popular products and the companies behind them. Ford manufactures automobiles. Hershey makes chocolate. Dogfish Head brews some really great beer. In each example, the company and the product are nearly synonymous.
But what about the other companies that help produce those consumer goods?
There are countless tangential companies that play a key role in the multitude of processes within large manufacturing operations. Without these companies and the equipment they provide, many products would never hit the shelf.
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