Up in Smoke

Fighting Forest Fires Amidst a Changing Climate

Every summer, forest fires make headlines across North America, destroying millions of acres of trees and posing sudden and catastrophic threats to entire towns. In response, millions of dollars are spent to deal with the increasing risk of more significant wildfires due to climate change bringing longer, drier summers.

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Bringing Nature BackGreener Urban Spaces for Human Health

Bringing Nature Back

Greener Urban Spaces for Human Health

As an increasingly cerebral species, homo sapiens appears to forget at times that, rather than it being an external, optional force to be tailored to our every whim, humans are as much a part of nature as nature itself. For this reason, human ancestors maintained for centuries that spending time in nature is crucial to maintaining sensible boisterousness and overall good health. That time spent in nature is pretty good for you.

Fallen HeroA Soldier’s Story

Fallen Hero

A Soldier’s Story

This is not only the story of the life path of a fallen soldier from Ukraine, Vitalik Volodymyrovych Nezhinsky (Doc), but the story of two beloved people who met at the end of Vitalik’s life, fell in love with each other, fought and were together until Doc’s last breath.

Getting to ‘Yes’ in Pittsburg – A Very Positive PlaceCity of Pittsburg, California

Getting to ‘Yes’ in Pittsburg – A Very Positive Place

City of Pittsburg, California

For Jordan Davis, few things are as gratifying as seeing a community come together and share the same vision. Director of Community and Economic Development for the City of Pittsburg, California, Davis and his team spearhead business attraction initiatives, transit expansion, strategically located housing projects, downtown beautification, clean technology, and more, all while respecting the city’s rich industrial heritage.

A Rising Hub for ResearchTuscaloosa County

A Rising Hub for Research

Tuscaloosa County

Home to the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa has always been a major destination for college football fans. Now, in addition to this longstanding claim to fame, the community has earned a place on the map as a center for research and is attracting new industries as a result. Business in Focus sat down with Justice Smyth, Executive Director of the Tuscaloosa County Economic Development Authority (TCEDA), to learn more.

“Our Food Is Good Food”Buffalo Creek Mills

“Our Food Is Good Food”

Buffalo Creek Mills

An exceptional product begins with an exceptional producer. As a Canadian oat processor and ingredient supplier located in the heart of prime oat-growing country in Altona, Manitoba, just five minutes from the U.S. border, Buffalo Creek Mills provides customers with high-quality, in-demand oat products, serving both the human and pet food markets.

Enhancing Productivity, Efficiency, and SafetySamuel Automation

Enhancing Productivity, Efficiency, and Safety

Samuel Automation

Much remains the same at Samuel Automation in Waterloo, Ontario since the firm was profiled April 2023 in Manufacturing in Focus. The company, which custom-designs and manufactures automation solutions for industrial and manufacturing clients, is still sharp, focused, and innovative. The biggest change has been a move into new markets, evidence of its commitment to growth.

Affordable and Modern Modular BuildingsAvalon Building Systems

Affordable and Modern Modular Buildings

Avalon Building Systems

Avalon Building Systems is making construction affordable again. Headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts with two factories in the Northeast, the company specializes in designing, fabricating, and assembling some of the most magnificent modular homes. Because it is located in a region where labor is affordable, its buildings come to market at a reasonable price compared to prices in many other places across the U.S.

Up in SmokeFighting Forest Fires Amidst a Changing Climate

Up in Smoke

Fighting Forest Fires Amidst a Changing Climate

Every summer, forest fires make headlines across North America, destroying millions of acres of trees and posing sudden and catastrophic threats to entire towns. In response, millions of dollars are spent to deal with the increasing risk of more significant wildfires due to climate change bringing longer, drier summers.

Serving the People Who ServeOriginal Footwear Co.

Serving the People Who Serve

Original Footwear Co.

As the biggest supplier of tactical boots to the United States Department of Defense (DOD), other militaries, and first responders around the globe, Original Footwear Co. is the choice when it comes to building the purpose-specific shoes needed by armed forces and lifesavers to help protect their physical health and comfort on the job. Tactical boots have never been this advanced.

Beefing up Its Presence in the Meat Snack SectorStryve Foods

Beefing up Its Presence in the Meat Snack Sector

Stryve Foods

Stryve Foods is on a mission to expand the meat snack market. The company offers treats made from beef Biltong—that is, air-dried meat that is packed with protein but lacking in nitrates, sugar, and preservatives. A centuries-old favorite in South Africa, beef Biltong is not yet well-known in the United States, a situation the company is striving to remedy via a lineup of nutritious treats in a variety of flavors and formats.

On the Road to GreatnessNew Way Trucking

On the Road to Greatness

New Way Trucking

In just 20 years, Calgary-headquartered New Way Trucking has built a shining reputation for dependability, superior service, and meeting the most diverse transportation needs of all customers. A Canadian success story that started with a single truck and a dream, New Way has grown to a fleet of over 500 trucks operating from 14 terminals, sub-terminals, and the city of Chicago.

The Loveliest Village on the PlainsCity of Auburn, Alabama

The Loveliest Village on the Plains

City of Auburn, Alabama

According to local legend, the name for the City of Auburn, Alabama comes from the opening line, “Sweet Auburn, the loveliest village of the plain,” in Oliver Goldsmith’s poem, The Deserted Village. Auburn has lived up to this vision since its founding in 1836, growing into a thriving university city of 76,000 that has retained its small-town charm.

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