The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is a long-running trade event for the computer and video game industry, one that has become perhaps the most notable of its kind. The event began in 1995 as a response to the burgeoning growth of the gaming industry and was started by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), a trade association established to oversee the gaming industry in the wake of controversies surrounding violent and mature content in video games.
Hearn TruckingThe Team that Keeps on Truckin’
Hearn Trucking LLC is a Texas-based, award-winning truckload and transportation services provider. The company offers bulk sand and cement hauling as well as refrigerated trucking and flatbed services, and has grown through reputation, performance, safety and long-standing relationships with both its drivers and customers.
St Louis - Kansas City Carpenters Regional CouncilEvolving with the Industry to Meet the Needs of its Members
Throughout Kansas, Missouri, and Southern Illinois, the St. Louis – Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council works for its more than twenty thousand members. The organization’s work provides contractors with a highly trained, safe workforce.
Sarmazian Brothers FlooringWhere Customers Send Their Friends
In 1970, four innovative brothers strived to start a business that was set apart by the way that it treated its customers. Tony, Harry, Steve and Jack Sarmazian started a Guelph, Ontario-based flooring installation company, and have since branched into other related services.
Milis FlatworkThis Award-Winning Concrete Contractor Looks to Expand
Award-winning concrete construction firm Milis Flatwork is a fairly young company, having been in business less than a decade. However, it was successful right from the start, thanks largely to owner and founder Dylan Milis’ extensive experience. Milis Flatwork specializes in agriculture-related and commercial concrete construction projects.
STANDARD ProductsWhere Innovation, Quality and Performance are the Standard
STANDARD Products is the second largest manufacturer and distributor of lighting solutions in Canada and it is through innovation, quality, performance, and a passion for efficiency that the company has been able to establish itself as a leader in both the markets and the communities it serves.
Valcor Engineering CorporationTruly Custom Components
Valcor Engineering Corporation designs and manufactures fluid control components for a wide range of industries with aerospace, nuclear power, industrial, medical, and scientific laboratory applications. The company specializes in highly-engineered, custom solutions over commodity components.
Talon Innovations/Ichor Precision MachiningReady, Set, Grow
Four years ago, Business in Focus explored the world of semiconductors through the lens of Minnesota-based Talon Innovations, a manufacturer of machined parts and complex assemblies for semiconductor tools. At the time, the company had been on a steady growth path with a plan to fully execute an acquisition, after which it would focus on the two primary goals of diversification and added capacity. We recently touched base with this ambitious company to see if it achieved its goals and find out what its plans are for 2019 and beyond.
FEECO International, Inc.Firm Expands from Fertilizer Industry to Become a Global Process Engineering and Manufacturing Leader
When FEECO International, Inc. was first established in the early 1950s, the company provided products and services exclusively for the fertilizer market. Today, the company still services the fertilizer industry, but now works in nearly every market imaginable, serving companies around the world.
Economic Development PartnershipWorking Hard for Their Communities
The Economic Development Partnership is a public-private, non-profit organization in South Carolina. Its purpose is to promote the communities of Aiken, Edgefield, Saluda and McCormick to new businesses while serving the needs of existing businesses in the area.
Kilmarnock EnterpriseAn SME Transformation Effort in Pursuit of Industry 4.0
When Kilmarnock Enterprise attended the world’s largest industrial trade fair (Hannover Messe) in Germany in April 2017, the firm really began to understand the tremendous impact that Industry 4.0 would have on its future. Coined by the Germans back in 2011, Industry 4.0 (or what some are calling the Fourth Industrial Revolution) was not even a concept up until then…
Nationwide Boiler IncorporatedNot Just ‘Nationwide’
Nationwide Boiler Incorporated has rented and sold boilers and related equipment to clients in six continents and provided essential equipment to restore steam services after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City. Now celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, the company attributes its longevity to a simple combination of excellent products and quality service. The Fremont, California-based firm has also developed an expertise in environmentally friendly boiler solutions.
The Playwright Irish PubsCeltic Charm in the Big Apple
If you are a tourist, a sports fan, a city resident or simply looking for a good place to get a drink and a hearty meal in a convivial atmosphere, you might want to check out the Playwright Irish Pub chain in Manhattan. There are three locations in total: the Playwright Irish Pub, the Playwright Celtic Pub and the Playwright Tavern. While each facility is slightly different, all offer the same spirit of casual comfort and hospitality.
Ellis County, KSFrom Wild West to High Technology and Higher Education
It is a county with a Wild West past, a well-educated workforce and very fast Internet speeds. Ellis County, Kansas also has a low cost of living, a low crime rate and low unemployment. As one of the leading oil and gas producing counties in the state, Ellis County is eager to expand its economic base.
STEP Energy ServicesHorizontal Completions and a Lesson in Vertical Growth
STEP Energy Services (STEP), Canada’s leading oilfield services company, has pioneered the horizontal well revolution. Based in Calgary, Alberta, STEP is highly specialized in all aspects of coiled tubing, fluid and nitrogen pumping services.
City of GuelphSmart, Sustainable Growth
Consistently lauded as one of the best places to live in Canada, the city of Guelph is known to many for its world-renowned university, while others know it as “The Royal City” due to its British royal family namesake.
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