Anne Lindert-Wentzell

Technology Trends and Optimization

Technology Trends and Optimization

The Future of Supply Chains

“The Times They Are A-Changin’” wrote Bob Dylan in his classic song in the ‘60s. The intent and purpose of this song can be perceived as a lyrical message about the consistent need for change as world events and situations dictate. But perhaps more important is the inevitable response to change that determines the success or failure of a call to action.

Persevering Through Crisis

Persevering Through Crisis

How Smart Business Models Can Help Weather the Storm

The consensus is clear: 2020 is a year that will not be readily forgotten. It has been a year filled with uncertainty and a sense of anxiety.

A County with Grand Plans for Growth

A County with Grand Plans for Growth

County of Grande Prairie

Attracting both residents and investors to any community requires due diligence, meticulous planning, and practical strategies that both meet demands and create an awareness of why the community has the potential to outshine the rest. This will continue to be the focus for the County of Grande Prairie in Alberta.

Good Planning Makes Good Business Sense

Good Planning Makes Good Business Sense

Business Continuity through a Crisis

A crisis invariably produces reactions that may have profoundly detrimental physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioural effects. People can adopt and adapt coping and intervention skills over time; so too must businesses, on a grander scale.

A Forward-Thinking City

A Forward-Thinking City

City of Mequon, WI

‘Forward’ is just one word, but it sums up all that is positive, progressive, and purposeful. That is why the singular word was adopted as the State of Wisconsin’s motto in 1851. The sentiment holds the beliefs and values of its citizens and government, and it is to this mindset that the city of Mequon, Wisconsin, firmly adheres as it moves toward the future.

A Multi-Generational Tradition

A Multi-Generational Tradition

Minerva Dairy

When one thinks of the history of small family farms in the United States, one imagines hardworking family members committed to a particular way of life as much as making a living. Most Americans view family farms as being central to an identity rich in heritage and tradition. And although modern farming technologies may have overtaken older ways of doing things, there is one dairy farm in Ohio that holds true to its traditional roots. Minerva Dairy, entering into its sixth generation of being family-owned-and-managed, takes pride in producing quality butter and cheese.

83 Years and Still Trucking

83 Years and Still Trucking

Hines Trucking

J.D. & Billy Hines Trucking was established by J.D. Hines in 1936 in the humblest of beginnings. With one truck, the company served the Prescott region offering log, lumber, and gravel hauling. By 1969, J.D. Hines partnered with his son, Billy Hines, investing in additional equipment as the company grew. In 1976, this father-son partnership was incorporated into its current company name, often referred to as HTI.

A Focus on People and Communities

A Focus on People and Communities

Larlyn Property Management

Successful companies all begin with a simple idea. Pursuing that idea can be a risky challenge, but those with passion, insight, fortitude, and persistence, can reap the reward with the right team.

A Joint Effort to Address Some Challenging Issues

A Joint Effort to Address Some Challenging Issues

2019 TAC-ITSC Joint Conference and Exhibition

Imagine for a moment being stuck in gridlock. ‘There has to be a better way,’ you may ponder. However, teleportation remains firmly within the realm of science fiction, and our current transportation infrastructure systems are all we have, yet there is always room for improvement.

Where Values, Service and Expertise Intersect

Where Values, Service and Expertise Intersect

LiVe Logistics

LiVe Logistics believes in enhancing customer service and satisfaction through a human connection that fosters and maintains enduring relationships and the company has been doing so since 2016. The company’s corporate headquarters is in Vernon Hills, Illinois.

Striving to be the Best, with Drivers’ Welfare in Mind

Starting a business is not an easy decision. It is fraught with uncertainty about whether products and services have a market and what that market size might be. But what ultimately matters is that the right decision has been made. There are no regrets. There are no regrets for Mark Hagedorn, Director and Manager of A/T Transportation LLC,...

Making a Name for Itself by Making a Difference

Making a Name for Itself by Making a Difference

Davis Cargo

The average American citizen does not really ponder how their purchased goods get to market; for most, that is irrelevant. But the invisible and vital force behind moving goods in any economy is the trucking industry. At least seventy percent of goods moved in the United States reach their destination through trucking companies.

A Trusted Name in Delivering a Clean Safe Energy Source

Paraco Gas

Propane, a liquefied petroleum (LP) gas, has been an essential source of energy for over a century. What separates propane from other energy sources like gasoline, diesel, and electricity, are its portable convenience, efficiency, safety, affordability, abundance, and its reduced risks of spills and soil contamination. But perhaps more importantly, propane itself is not a greenhouse gas and, if accidentally released into the atmosphere before being burned, will not affect it – an important consideration when considering environmental impacts.

A Positive Environment for Diversified Business Ventures

A Positive Environment for Diversified Business Ventures

Town of Billerica, MA

Investment attraction strategies are crucial if a community hopes to garner the all-essential competitive advantage. These strategies are many, but the ultimate goal is that of showcasing the inimitable attributes of a community – those elements that make it unique and worthy of business investment.
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Potential investors need to know that a community is ready and capable of meeting their needs. Some strategies may include an ‘open for business’ climate, efficient transportation infrastructure, land availability, access to a skilled workforce and enticing investment incentives.

A Unique Welcome Awaits

A Unique Welcome Awaits

City of Brenham, TX

The state of Texas has what is undoubtedly one of the nation’s fastest-growing economies and has for decades, according to D Magazine. (D CEO 2018). Much of this thriving economy takes place in the Texas Triangle, the region that encompasses Houston, Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio. The D Magazine article goes on to note that the Texas Triangle is ranked an impressive seventeenth among world economies.
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Located in the middle of this triangle is the city of Brenham, in Washington County, with a population of roughly 16,000. Located at the halfway point between Houston and Austin, the city is in a prime location for economic growth and is ramping up its ongoing economic development efforts.

Taking Pride in a Reliable and Efficient Delivery System

Taking Pride in a Reliable and Efficient Delivery System

Sharco Express

Sharco Express, with its corporate headquarters located in Rochester Hills, Michigan, operates as a family-owned trucking business. Founded in 2008 by George Franczyk, an owner-operator with twenty years of experience, the company has a fleet of seventy-two trucks with seventy-five drivers operating within the lower forty-eight states and into Canada. Sharco also has warehouse facilities in Burton, Michigan, forty miles to the north.
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Consider for a moment, the dire impact that would be felt if the trucking industry no longer existed. It is an industry taken for granted, and it should not be. The industry is a nation’s livelihood and an essential contributor to its economic wellbeing.

On-Time Delivery with Safety Top of Mind

On-Time Delivery with Safety Top of Mind

Gemini Transport

Professional truck drivers leave their egos at home and treat the road and those on it with respect, courtesy, and with safety in mind every time. This safety-mindedness and professionalism are the guiding principles that Gemini Transport has adopted for its drivers. The national freight trucking business, with headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, was founded by Goran Petkovich, who started out with two trucks as a general freight trucking company in 2002.
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“Over time, he grew his fleet gradually,” says Leo Caushi, Gemini’s operations manager. “Goran maintains a motto of being a family oriented company … He’s very involved with our day-to-day operations to make sure that our service is top-notch,” he continues. “He considers his employees as part of his extended family.”

Rethinking Recycling the Simple Way

Rethinking Recycling the Simple Way

Marck Industries

The one thing that binds all of humankind is that we share this planet. It is our home. For now, at least, there is no planet B as an option if our own becomes uninhabitable. Marck Industries, of Cassville, Missouri, is doing its part in providing full-service, affordable, recycling services through its nine material recycling facilities in the Midwest, Louisiana, Texas, and Mexico.
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Marck Industries was established in 1997 by Kent Longley, a recycling professional whose vision was of a recycling company built on service, efficiency, and integrity in managing and minimizing customers’ waste streams.

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