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Living Proof You Can Have It All

Living Proof You Can Have It All

City of Wildwood, MO

The City of Wildwood, with a population of approximately 36,000, at 68 square miles is the largest city in area size in St. Louis County and the third largest in the State of Missouri. Positioned at the foothills to the Ozarks, it’s known for its stunning physical landscapes and rich quality of life.
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“Wildwood offers the best of both worlds – we are one of the largest municipalities in Missouri in terms of both population and land mass,” says Jim Bowlin, mayor of the city of Wildwood. “As part of one of the largest metro areas in the United States, that gives our residents and businesses the ability to enjoy some of the best nature in the State, while at the same time, having easy access to all that a large metro area has to offer.”

‘We Can Get It Done’

‘We Can Get It Done’

Hope Global

Hope Global is a 136-year old manufacturing company with its origins in textiles. It got its start on Rhode Island, but it now has locations all around the world. With a strong dedication to both its workforce and customers, Hope Global remains a close-knit, hands-on company with the
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Hope Global began as a braided cord company and was eventually bought by the Casting family. Today, it remains a privately-held, family-run company that does braiding, but it has also expanded into knitting and weaving of fibres and wire and manufacturing interior automotive components which include wrapping, plastics, foam interiors, and a components’ division that has been expanded.

A Great Place to Grow

A Great Place to Grow

Mooresville-South Iredell & Statesville Regional Development

Iredell County, with a population of approximately 160,000, is a welcoming community located in North Carolina. No more than a couple of hours away from both the ocean and the mountains, it may appear small, but its close proximity to a major metro market makes it a very diverse area, full of opportunities for families and businesses to grow.
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With more than 40 miles separating its northern and southern borders, Iredell County, with expansive and unique geography, allows companies to choose a location that best meets their needs. Whether it’s within an easy drive to “Uptown” Charlotte, NC or Charlotte Douglas International Airport or on the shores of beautiful Lake Norman, Iredell County can accommodate just about every requirement.

Meeting the Needs of Industry

Meeting the Needs of Industry

Drexel University

Drexel University is a private research institution located in Philadelphia. With a commitment to balance classroom theory with practical real-world experience, Drexel University prepares its students for a dynamic career in construction management.
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Drexel University’s Construction Management Program has been part of the university since 1975, with a mission “to raise the levels of professionalism, integrity, ethical practice and performance within the construction industry.” “It was initially a part-time evening program set in a professional college,” says Christine Fiori, Ph.D., PE, program director and clinical professor of the Construction Management Program at Drexel University. “The program came from an industry need for construction education,” she explains.

Bringing New Life to the Trade

Bringing New Life to the Trade

Dynomax Inc.

Family-run Dynomax Inc. was founded by Dr. Richard Zic, and it has grown from its early beginnings in a Chicago basement to become a multi-faceted manufacturing and engineering company and one of the largest original equipment manufacturers for machine tool spindles in North America.
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Dynomax Inc. presently has eight facilities and half a million feet of production space, and it takes great pride in the work it does. “We have several different business units where we do machine tool spindles – one of our product lines,” says Mark Zic, business development manager of Dynomax Inc. and son of its founder, Dr. Richard Zic. “We also offer service and support for other people’s manufacturing equipment.”

Excellence Made Here

Excellence Made Here

City of Ruston, LA

The City of Ruston, population 22,000, is the parish seat of Lincoln Parish, population approximately 47,000. Situated in north central Louisiana, Ruston has lots of appeal – from its churches to its educational institutions, from the strong work ethic of its residents to its close-knit community; the City of Ruston is a great place to do business.
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The City of Ruston was originally a railroad town. Then, at some point, several large families established very successful businesses in the area. Of those companies, one went on to become one of the biggest construction companies in the South.

Connected to the World

Connected to the World

Juneau County, WI

Juneau County is located in the state of Wisconsin, just thirty minutes north of the famous Wisconsin Dells area with its scenic glacier-created gorge. Situated three hours from Minneapolis and three and a half hours from Chicago, this well-positioned piece of paradise has the most beautiful landscape filled with bluffs, forests, prairies and lakes.
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With lots of small town appeal and a population of 26,000, Juneau County’s rural setting is the perfect place for reconnecting with nature while remaining connected to the rest of the world.

Experience Ottawa Like Never Before

Experience Ottawa Like Never Before

Ottawa 2017

In 2017, Canada proudly celebrates 150 years as a nation, and its capital city of Ottawa will lead the way as it transforms itself and hosts not one, but multiple signature events and countless smaller community celebrations, all year long. Ottawa 2017 is going to be a big, bold, immersive and moving experience not to be missed.
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Ottawa 2017 will feature twelve months of spectacular programming, including fifteen new blockbuster events and countless special Canada 150 activities in addition to recurring festivals, events, art series, and culture and heritage initiatives. The Ottawa 2017 Bureau, the not-for-profit organization in charge of planning and promoting these events, wanted to find the right balance between rural and urban programming to offer both large scale blockbuster events and community grassroots activities.

Leak-Free Solutions

Leak-Free Solutions

Trelleborg Pipe Seals

Trelleborg’s pipe seals operation is part of the wider Trelleborg Industrial Solutions Business Area of the Swedish Trelleborg Group, founded over 100 years ago. The company is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments. Its innovative solutions accelerate performance for customers in a sustainable way.
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With a track record spanning over 60 years, Trelleborg’s pipe seal operation is a leading supplier of new and rehabilitation sealing solutions for concrete, plastic pipes and manhole pipes used for water, sewerage and drainage.

Helping You Succeed

Helping You Succeed

Chalmers & Kubeck

Chalmers & Kubeck, Inc. is one of the largest independently owned and operated industrial service providers in the eastern United States, with its headquarters, main machine shop and main valve shop all located in Pennsylvania. It is a third-generation family-owned business with offices spread across the eastern seaboard, from Massachusetts to Georgia. From its humble beginnings to today, Chalmers & Kubeck has taken great pride in making sure its customers are successful.
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Chalmers & Kubeck got its start in 1950 when John Kubeck and Doug Chalmers, two machinists working at Atlantic Refining Company, decided to go into business together and started rebuilding machines after work, in their garages. After two years of hard work, they were able to support their families with just their work at Chalmers & Kubeck. Eventually, they rented space at Aircraft Welding in Brookhaven to refurbish steel mill rolls. “Business grew and soon they were doing work for General Electric,” says Chalmers & Kubeck Business Development Director Chadd Criddle.

Optimal Solutions for Every Client

Optimal Solutions for Every Client

ITS Compliance

Founded in 1983, ITS Compliance Inc offers personalized service throughout the United States and Canada. Experts in finding cost-effective solutions in regulatory compliance and risk management for transportation fleets, ITS Compliance is one of the most flexible companies in the industry, with an unfaltering mission to provide leadership in cost-effective transportation management services.
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ITS Compliance started off as a one-person consulting firm that specialized as an ICC (Interstate Commerce Commission) Practitioner. “Our founder could see that transportation fleets didn’t really have a good understanding of regulations and how to comply,” says John Vosters, Chief Sales Officer of ITS Compliance Inc. “It then became apparent that there could be a niche in that field, a void that could be filled through consulting and expertise.”

A True Newfoundland Experience

A True Newfoundland Experience

Ches’s Famous Fish and Chips

Ches’s Famous Fish and Chips was established in 1951, by Ches Barbour. From its humble beginnings to today, with seven locations across “The Rock”, Ches’s attention to quality has never wavered.
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Now, with a second generation at the helm, this family-run chain of restaurants proudly serves up a real downhome Newfoundland experience, in every way – from the mouth-watering quality food on its menu, to a warm Newfoundland welcome when visitors walk through the door.

A Melting Pot of Innovation

A Melting Pot of Innovation

City of Gainesville and Alachua County, FL

Located in north central Florida, the city of Gainesville (population: 127,000) is the entertainment, employment and economic hub of Alachua County (population: 160,000) and home of Gator Nation – the affectionate name of University of Florida’s flagship campus.
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Gainesville is one of the most creative, innovative communities in the country. Its setting, incredible quality of life, and real potential are taking centre stage in tomorrow’s economy while finding solutions for some of today’s biggest problems.

A Boat for Every Need

A Boat for Every Need

Zodiac Nautic

Zodiac Nautic is making a splash as new ownership gets it back to its roots through a determination to take on the future with innovative products and a mission to “ensure everyone easy access to memorable fun and adventure on the water anywhere, anytime.”
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The company name Zodiac Nautic may be relatively new to the market, but Zodiac itself has been around for more than a century. Its rich 120-year-old history originates in France. “It made inflatable balloons back in the heyday when there was a race to get people up in the air and flying like a bird,” says Gary Durnan, president of Zodiac Nautic’s Americas division. “Back in the days of the Wright Brothers and the Hindenburg, Zodiac was renowned for making airships and weather balloons – basically, anything that floated in the air with a fabric core.”

Working Together for a Stronger Community

Working Together for a Stronger Community

Franklin County, MA

With its population of 72,000, Franklin County is the most rural county in Massachusetts. Located within a two-hour drive from Boston and three and a half from New York City, it consists of twenty-six small towns, many of which have fewer than one thousand residents. However, what it lacks in population, it certainly makes up for in innovative entrepreneurial spirit and the support and strength of a community that continues to grow and reinvent itself.
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Franklin County is a scenic mix of hills, valleys, forests and fields. Most of its population lives in the beautiful agriculturally-fertile Connecticut River Valley area, where New England’s largest river – the Connecticut – flows. Its commercial centre and county seat is in the town of Greenfield (population: 18,000).

The Future of Clean Energy

The Future of Clean Energy

Renogy

Renogy was launched in 2010 by then student, Yi Li. In the short time since its inception, this very consumer-friendly company has grown dramatically, and prides itself on providing new and innovative solar products to the market while taking the time to educate the public on the many benefits of using solar energy.
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Renogy’s dedication to its customers and to education is nothing short of impressive. The company would like everyone to know independence through the use of solar energy; that is what motivates this company to continue finding new affordable easy-to-use solar solutions to meet every day needs. Through education, affordability and reliability, Renogy’s goal is to make clean energy a lifestyle for everyone.

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