For decades, large industries and home-grown enterprises alike have taken root and flourished in Ashland, Ohio. With a unique mix of both affordability and accessibility, the county offers enterprises a gateway to strategic transportation routes and, most importantly, success.
Accessibility, Affordability and Entrepreneurship
Rural, Progressive & Winning
The Alabama Wiregrass Region
Last year, the Alabama Wiregrass region caught our attention as a national leader in business development and innovation. Sometimes referred to as ‘Wiregrass Country,’ the area encompasses parts of southern Georgia, southeastern Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle with the Alabama Wiregrass region sitting in the southeastern part of Alabama.
Pioneering the Future of Hemp
For decades, the health benefits of hemp products have been known. Hemp has long been recognized for its nutritional value, but in recent years, the plant has taken on an estimated 25,000 new uses. Today, hemp has been developed into food, textiles, fuels and more. With the emergence of new research and technology, the potential of hemp has evolved tremendously, and CV Sciences has been at the forefront of this hemp revolution.
Powering the Future
In 1977, Forbes Brothers opened shop as a small, family-run business in Arborfield, Canada. At the time, there was a desperate need for high-voltage power line construction services, and as such, the company quickly expanded throughout Western Canada.
Since 1959, HTE has helped to increase the productivity of regional manufacturers through innovative application of technology. With the driving motivation to build faster, leaner, smarter and safer local industrial manufacturers, HTE has pioneered a new era of manufacturing and advanced technologies.
A Culture of Quality & Industry Leadership
Klein Steel Services
Like many of the world’s greatest creations, one of New York’s leading steel service firms, Klein Steel Services, was born from a mistake and a spark of genius. The company was started in 1971, by Arnold Klein and his son Joe, and it actually began as a scrap yard.
Engineering and Environmental Solutions with a Difference
Beginning as a civil engineering firm in 1990, McIntosh Perry set out to serve the local eastern Ontario market. It built a strong legacy in contract administration, municipal infrastructure design work, and construction oversight, and almost thirty years later, McIntosh Perry’s reach has expanded ten-fold.
Moving America Forward
The American Trucking Association
Founded in 1933, the American Trucking Association (ATA) has been “developing and advocating innovative, research-based policies that promote highway safety, security, environmental sustainability and profitability.” The ATA is a federation, made up of motor carriers, allied members, state trucking associations and councils and conferences, bringing together some of the most influential voices from across the industry.
Big Business Opportunity, Small Town Approach
Ashland Area Council for Economic Development
Ashland County, Ohio is one of the leading Micropolitans in the U.S. The city is rich in infrastructure, accessibility and, most importantly, opportunity. Home to an extensive portfolio of industries, economic opportunity in Ashland has grown massively in the last three years.
A Crossroads of Opportunity
Effingham County, IL
Known as the “crossroads of opportunity” for its impressive transportation routes, Effingham has cultivated growth at the junction of business and community. This micropolitan has made a splash by building a progressive, pro-business infrastructure and improving residents’ quality of life – both inside and outside the office.
Excellence in Service, Excellence in Staff
Design Mechanical is a homegrown success story that proves there is still room for small start-ups to take on competitive industries and prosper. Beginning in one of the toughest economic times in US history, the odds stood strongly against the then small HVAC business. Today, the company is a leading player in the Midwest, providing everything from HVAC mechanical construction and service to refrigeration. Despite widespread growth, Design Mechanical has kept a people-focused ethos at its core, and according to General Manager Valerie Mussett, it is this commitment that is guiding its future.
A Business, A Passion
New England Clean Energy
As a journalist, I have had the privilege of interviewing a wealth of interesting professionals from across the spectrum. Although all businesses come with a story to tell, there is only one thing more impressive than an entrepreneur with vision, and that is an entrepreneur with passion. New England Clean Energy’s President, Mark Durrenberger, is one of those professionals.
Open for Business
Passaic is a county which showcases all of the qualities for which New Jersey is best known: a can-do attitude and a no-nonsense approach to business. Although the area has seen substantial growth and economic development in recent years, it is the people at the heart of Passaic that remain its greatest asset. Deborah Hoffman, the director at Passaic County’s Division of Economic Development, gave us some insight into the area’s recipe for success.
If It Requires Metal, Geise Can Make It
Giese Sheet Metal Co.
Giese Sheet Metal Co. was founded in 1923 on a foundation of customer satisfaction that has pushed the firm through nearly one hundred years of success. Today, Giese has a wealth of experience and a fleet of high-end equipment and the company has earned a coveted place among Iowa’s service providers, offering residential and commercial heating, cooling, roofing, manufacturing, and sheet metal services.
A Region on the Rise
Eau Claire, WI
Located in Northwestern Wisconsin, just over an hour from Minnesota’s Twin Cities, Eau Claire has become Wisconsin’s epicenter of business growth and innovation. The area’s agricultural history remains a strong pillar of its economy, but today, Eau Claire is also home to a plethora of emerging, technologically-driven industries.
Toward a Cleaner Tomorrow
Southern Tank Transport
Southern Tank Transport is a homegrown firm pushing North American industry toward a safer and cleaner tomorrow.
Safety, Productivity and Quality
Since 1962, Pritchard Electric has served customers throughout West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, and Virginia. From industrial and commercial to residential and even high voltage distribution line work, Pritchard Electric’s suite of in-house services are extensive.
Safety, Service and Reputation
TAR Energy Services
TAR Energy Services is a Canadian empire in the making. The premier oilfield fluids transportation provider for Alberta and British Columbia has become an integral part of the Canadian resource sector…
A Breath of Fresh Air
The air solutions sector is a dynamic and essential player in North American industry. As industrial leaders across the planet recognize the need for safer working conditions, clean air solutions have become became a top priority.
A Breadth of Experience
V. Paulius & Associates
V. Paulius & Associates (VPA) is a leading building design and construction organization and an illustration of the American dream in action. A closer look at VPA’s growth uncovers a core commitment to service that has withstood the test of time.
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