I've been looking at Sea Launch, the Los Angeles based outfit that puts communications satellites into geosynchronous orbit from the middle of the ocean using Zenit rockets made in the Ukraine. They've been in business for 17 years and have managed to put 30 satellites into orbit.
Wikipedia has an article about the company that makes the rockets, PA Yuzhmash, and they have a fine description of them:
The A.M. Makarov Yuzhny Machine-Building Plant, or PA Yuzhmash (...) is a Ukrainian manufacturer of space rockets, agricultural equipment, buses, trolley buses and trams, wind turbines, and satellites.Rockets, satellites, plows and buses. That's a product mix you don't see every day.