Ex-Cell Kaiser

We're a developer and manufacturer of unique, high-quality recycling, hospitality and facility management products. With 90 years of experience, we’re well versed in custom designing cost-effective solutions for market-specific applications around the world.

Browse our product collections, give us a call and we will work to help you transform your facility or venue into an even greater asset.


While we take great pride in our extensive product line and custom manufacturing capabilities, Ex-Cell Kaiser is also a team of people that manufacture and design the products. People that walk you through the purchase process and people that make sure you find the product that fits the specific needs of your facility.


With our team of experts, we’re here to serve the most important people of all — people just like you. Your site. Your project. Your budget. Your needs. Our team helps you assemble every detail to fit your exact specifications and works together with you to elevate your space into something extraordinary.



Ex-Cell Kaiser is about providing our customers with a quality product and our team with a sense of pride. We focus on managing our business to deliver the best service and solutions in today’s competitive and challenging business climate.

As a family owned business, our difference is in the details, which means everything we produce must pass our rigorous quality control standards. Our reputation for manufacturing quality products is a lasting testament to our belief in the value of hard work, upon which our company was founded. That value was first forged right here in the Midwest, and that’s why we continue to make our products in the U.S.A..


At Ex-Cell Kaiser, we’re committed to protecting the environment and natural resources. Every day we look for new ways to leave a positive environmental footprint, through our own day to day business operations and through our products and manufacturing process.

Sustainability Icon and US Green Building Council Member

Our internal efforts include the implementation of company-wide recycling procedures and initiatives, the separation of recyclable waste, timed production processes to reduce energy consumption and the purchase and usage of green cleaning products and products made of recycled materials.



A Certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), Ex-Cell Kaiser is operated by Janet Kaiser. Ex-Cell was established in 1933 by Janet’s grandfather, Joe Goldberg. Mr. Goldberg was an inventor, manufacturer, and distributor of various products that served the Motion Picture Industry, creating items like Carbon Arc Lamps, projectors, vending machines, and other theater supplies.

certified WBENC Women's Business Enterprise

In the 1930’s, Joe started Ex-Cell on Chicago’s Movie Row area in the vicinity of Wabash Avenue and Roosevelt Road, initially manufacturing “Sand Urns” and cigarette “Smoking Stands” for movie theater lobbies. Morton Goldberg, Joe’s son, joined his father in the 1940’s after serving in the army during WWll; he then expanded the product line to include a broad array of products for the commercial market.

In 2023, Ex-Cell celebrates its 90th anniversary! By continuing to grow aggressively through innovation and product development with investments in technology—including high-tech robotics and laser cutting—Ex-Cell has been able to automate steps of the manufacturing process and maintain its longstanding tradition of providing high-quality, Illinois-produced products for facilities worldwide.


We stand behind our products with excellent customer service. Distributors can find everything in one easy place.