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2023 | April 2023 | Sustainability & Food SecurityPeople, Planet, ProfitThe Triple Bottom Line

2023 | April 2023 | Sustainability & Food Security

People, Planet, Profit

The Triple Bottom Line

According to the Triple Bottom Line (TBL), businesses must commit to social and environmental concerns in equal measure to their commitment to profits. In other words, there isn’t just one bottom line; there are three: people, planet, and profit. In fact, the theory maintains that if a company only focuses on its earnings, without regard to the social and environmental impact, then it is impossible to gather a full and accurate cost of doing business.

2023 | March 2023 | Workforce & Economic DevelopmentArizona’s Expansive FrontierMaricopa Economic Development Alliance

2023 | March 2023 | Workforce & Economic Development

Arizona’s Expansive Frontier

Maricopa Economic Development Alliance

Maricopa, Arizona is enjoying remarkable growth as newcomers are drawn to the community’s economic opportunity, exceptional diversity, quality of life, and affordability, which make the city an attractive alternative to nearby Phoenix. Since 2000, Maricopa’s population has skyrocketed from approximately 1,200 people to 75,000. Just two decades ago, “We were nothing but farmland,” says Christian Price, the former Maricopa mayor and current President and CEO of the Maricopa Economic Development Alliance (MEDA).

2023 | March 2023 | Products & ServicesSupporting Women in ITUniversal Technologies

2023 | March 2023 | Products & Services

Supporting Women in IT

Universal Technologies

Universal Technologies is a woman-owned IT consulting firm focused on servicing the government sector, primarily in New York City. The company provides projects, personnel, and solutions to deliver well-designed, well-managed, secure, and stable infrastructure and computing environments. This wide range of services and products covers everything from individual jobs to enterprise-wide solutions.

2023 | February 2023 | ServicesDoing the Right ThingBell and Howell

2023 | February 2023 | Services

Doing the Right Thing

Bell and Howell

Technology-enabled field services company Bell and Howell services a wide range of automation equipment for multiple original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and markets across North America. We spoke to the company a year ago, reporting on how the Durham, North Carolina-based business helps customers increase efficiency and reduce operational costs through its comprehensive solutions in retail, grocery, pharmacy click-and-collect, automation, and production mail. This month, we sat down with senior executive and grocery commerce expert James Hermanowski to learn more about the company’s work to fight food insecurity through food bank technology.

2022 | December 2022 | Workforce & Economic DevelopmentA Hidden GemCity of La Porte, Texas

2022 | December 2022 | Workforce & Economic Development

A Hidden Gem

City of La Porte, Texas

The City of La Porte is a hidden treasure nestled along Galveston Bay. The slower pace of life in this friendly, tight-knit community feels light years away from nearby Houston. “You truly don’t realize you’re fifteen miles from downtown Houston, the fourth largest city in the nation,” says Assistant City Manager Matt Daeumer. “We’re a gem on Galveston Bay that people don’t know about. And we like it that way because it’s a quiet and comfortable place to live.”

2022 | December 2022 | LogisticsConnecting People and LogisticsLogistics & Transportation Association of North America (LTNA)

2022 | December 2022 | Logistics

Connecting People and Logistics

Logistics & Transportation Association of North America (LTNA)

The Logistics & Transportation Association of North America (LTNA) is a member-driven networking organization for individuals, non-profit clubs, associations, and corporations in any branch of the transportation, logistics, and supply chain management industry throughout the United States and Canada. The goal of the Collinsville, Illinois-based organization is to promote and support the people who make supply chain logistics work.

2022 | November 2022Built to LastLanau Industries

2022 | November 2022

Built to Last

Lanau Industries

Martin Rondeau founded Lanau Industries in his hometown, Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon, Quebec. The concept took off when Mr. Rondeau and his small team designed and built his first truck body in his humble welding shop and recognized that he was onto something. That dump body still runs to this day, nearly two decades later.

2022 | November 2022Doing the Right ThingBell and Howell

2022 | November 2022

Doing the Right Thing

Bell and Howell

Technology-enabled field services company Bell and Howell services a wide range of automation equipment for multiple original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and markets across North America. We spoke to the company a year ago, reporting on how the Durham, North Carolina-based business helps customers increase efficiency and reduce operational costs through its comprehensive solutions in retail, grocery, pharmacy click-and-collect, automation, and production mail. This month, we sat down with senior executive and grocery commerce expert James Hermanowski to learn more about the company’s work to fight food insecurity through food bank technology.

2022 | BIFMA | In Focus | October 2022An Old Company with New IdeasIOA Healthcare Furniture

2022 | BIFMA | In Focus | October 2022

An Old Company with New Ideas

IOA Healthcare Furniture

IOA Healthcare Furniture has roots that go back to the mid-1920s when Gigi Delmestri launched a furniture business in northern Italy. “He inherited a company that was making horse-drawn steel ploughs for agricultural use, and when the tractor finally came around to Italy, he had a workforce of about seventy people, and he didn’t want to have to shut down,” says Gigi’s great-grandson and IOA’s Executive Vice President Matthew Delmestri. To save the jobs on which his rural village depended, Gigi reinvented his company as a steel furniture manufacturer.

2022 | BIFMA | In Focus | October 2022A Company that Gives BackSpecial-T

2022 | BIFMA | In Focus | October 2022

A Company that Gives Back

Special-T

Special-T delivers Grade-A tables at Grade-C prices through innovation, supply chain best practices, and a customer-first attitude. The company’s story began twenty years ago when Loren Rozeboom recognized an opportunity. As a furniture dealer, he saw a need for a budget table base, and as the father of a son struggling with addiction, he saw the need to give a second chance to people who had completed rehabilitation and were seeking employment.

2022 | October 2022A Full Suite of Transportation SolutionsWalgre Transport

2022 | October 2022

A Full Suite of Transportation Solutions

Walgre Transport

Walgre Transport is an asset-based, full-truckload and less-than-truckload logistics service provider specializing in dry-van services, refrigerated services, hazardous materials services, and heated services. Launched in 2014 by two brothers, the Ontario-based family business has grown quickly to serve not only Canada but the United States as well. Today, the company boasts 210 trucks and multiple terminals throughout both countries.

2022 | September 2022Industry ExpertsArtizan Finishings

2022 | September 2022

Industry Experts

Artizan Finishings

Artizan Finishings specializes in the installation of Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS), architectural moldings, stone veneer, and cornice molding. As genuine craftsmen with years of knowledge under their belt, the team makes it their mission to provide quality work and takes great pride in their stellar customer service.

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