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Coming Together to Fill the GAP in Marathon County

Coming Together to Fill the GAP in Marathon County

MCDEVCO, Inc.

The Marathon County, Wisconsin development corporation MCDEVCO has been around for forty-one years, and it is difficult to think of an entrepreneur here who has not been, in some way, influenced, encouraged, or helped by the corporation to follow through on their dreams of starting a new business. The organization was founded with the development and wellbeing of the economy in mind and works toward developing new companies, maintaining existing ones, and finding new ways to give entrepreneurs the tools to succeed by integrating of resources.

Gateway to Opportunity

Gateway to Opportunity

Sweetwater Economic Development Coalition (SEDC)

Nestled into the southern region of Wyoming is Sweetwater County, with its many points of interest, such as the start of the historical John Wesley Powell Expedition of the Green River that runs through Wyoming before joining the Colorado River system. The two largest cities in Sweetwater County, Rock Springs and Green River, host tens of thousands of people annually who have come from all over to take in the natural splendor of Sweetwater County – but there are also those who arrive to make this diverse and community-driven county their home and potentially, their place of business.

A Lot to Offer

A Lot to Offer

Mohave County, AZ

Believing in local businesses and the entrepreneurial spirit can become a matter of faith when the nation is doing its best to recover from an economic slump. During the 2008 recession, Mohave County had to believe in any businesses that came its way, simplifying its goals to help any business it could as well as overseeing the development of infrastructure.

A Leader in Heavy Equipment Logistics

A Leader in Heavy Equipment Logistics

M&J Total Transport and Rigging

The perks of running a third-generation family company come in the form of access to experience, knowledge, and foresight. Years of past trials and successes can be used to calculate every need a client could have and can put a company in a unique position to deliver diverse and purposeful services.

Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar

Lavalle Transportation (LTI)

The idea of the truck driver has reached a level of romanticism in modern culture: a hard-working fleet of men and women who drive through the night from one end of the country to the other, hauling the necessities of life along with them. While our culture and media tend to amplify the truth of those we admire there is no denying that the workforce behind Lavalle Transportation (LTI) strives to meet the expectations of a demanding public.
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Originally launched in 1994, LTI began its life as a car carrier, transporting automobiles around the country. Founders Randy LaValley and Bill Lavallee made it a point to go above and beyond in meeting the expectations of their customers, and the company, which started with just one truck, quickly expanded its fleet and its service offering. Through steady growth and re-investing in itself, LTI built The LTI Group of companies to offer a holistic, turnkey suite of logistics services to its many clients.

A History of Proven Expertise

Nordic Minesteel Technologies

Nordic Minesteel Technologies (NMT) is a global company that reaches Africa, Australia, South America, North America, Europe and Asia. Having such a wide spread and nearly thirty years of doing business around the world has given the company a high referral rate that sees new clients seeking out its expertise and quality. Not every client comes through these word of mouth channels. The company also boasts a productive outside sales team and a dedicated set of internal staff who take part in more creative marketing approaches.
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The cyclical nature of the mining business is a challenging one that Ron Elliott has successfully navigated for over twenty-five years. Beginning in 1993, he went about purchasing a manufacturing facility, and this allowed him to found his own company, then known simply as Minesteel Fabricators. In 2006, the acquisition of Nordic Mine Technology and its specialized technology for high volume ore transport – the name for valuable ore deposits – along with its loading and unloading stations brought about a new era of opportunities for the company.

Toward a Greener Future

Ecowaste

The way in which we view material headed for the landfill has certainly changed a lot in the last forty-eight years, and Ecowaste has been there to see these changes firsthand. By finishing and closing sections of the landfill, the company has been able to lease portions of land to other companies to bring a number of recovery and disposal techniques under its roof.
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One such provincially licensed facility deals in contaminated soil bioremediation, using natural or controlled microorganisms capable of breaking down pollutants. Ecowaste has also established industry relations with companies that have wood waste processed on its sites to create alternate wood fuels.

Innovative Approaches for Ethical Eggs

Innovative Approaches for Ethical Eggs

Egg Innovations

Most people across the globe, from many different walks of life, have at some point in their life sat down to eat a serving of eggs. Specifically the eggs of a chicken, which is the most commonly found bird on the planet…
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For John Brunnquell, a third generation egg farmer, the raising of chickens and distribution of their eggs was a well-engrained way of life from the very start. With an office about 400 yards away from the very farm purchased by his grandfather in 1913, John Brunnquell has put healthy eggs and ethically raised chickens at the forefront of his family business.

The White Glove Approach

The White Glove Approach

Tantara Transportation

Discovering a new industry niche to fill is quite possibly the goal of every company, and Al Fisher of Tantara Transportation has carved out his. Tantara offers a wide array of services as a fully-licensed, Department of Transportation compliant company…
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Since each industry has its own unique requirements and challenges, the company is equipped to deal with the time-sensitive and unpredictable aspects of moving trade show displays, concert tour gear, store fixtures, sporting event equipment, and prototypes. And this is just the beginning of the flexible services provided by its employees and fleet of air ride vehicles.

Revamping the Realm of Recycling

Revamping the Realm of Recycling

Berg Mill

While the world has made great strides in recent years to be more conscious of environmental impacts, it should come as no surprise that in the – often ahead of the times – state of California, such effort has been exerted for over fifty years. Though Los Angeles is more commonly associated with the glamour of Hollywood, it was here, in the City of Angels, that a progressive recycling company was able to see the value in what others so easily discarded.
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The Berg family originally operated various recycling outfits for paper, metal, and textiles which ended with California Mill Supply being sold in 1962. This paved the way for the creation of Berg Mill to be run by Roger Berg, the grandfather of now-Chief Executive Officer Daniel Marks. Instead of going back into the mill business, attention was shifted to brokering with businesses that were in possession of large quantities of recyclable material, and Berg Mill became one of the first brokering companies shipping from the generator directly to the consuming paper mill.

A Thriving Suburban Town with Something for Everyone

A Thriving Suburban Town with Something for Everyone

Town of Trumbull, CT

The New Year is sure to bring changes, great and small, across the country, but here in Trumbull, Connecticut, there is a steady stream of investment. Development of new business locations ranges from residential development, which brings needed housing diversity to town, to commercial and even large-scale industrial developments all over town.
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Trumbull has plenty to offer everyone, whether you are a life-long resident, have recently arrived, or are planning for Connecticut to be your next business location.

New Technology and Old-Fashioned Quality Come Together at Tejas Tubular

New Technology and Old-Fashioned Quality Come Together at Tejas Tubular

Tejas Tubular

Oilfield supplier Tejas Tubular Products, Inc. manufactures American Petroleum Institute (API) tubing, couplings, and pup joints, among other products. Currently, the company is embarking on its third endeavor with robotics to improve upon the speed and safety of manufacturing. This includes the invention and application of new technology to help the robots operate at full potential.
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Maximo Tejeda Senior has experienced firsthand the ups and downs of the petroleum industry, but as a now seasoned veteran, he has learned the intricacies of riding these waves to success. He started as a co-op student with Midwest Steel in 1970, and here he began a career as an industrial engineer working out of Portage, Indiana. He soon after found himself working at a tubular plant for National Pipe and Tube Liberty Texas. While the plant came to a close in 1982, this gave him his first taste of the industry, and in 1990, he started the company he oversees to this day.

Meeting the Needs of a Connected World

Meeting the Needs of a Connected World

Comstar Technologies

The future is a technological one, and the evidence is all around us as computers are society’s most vital tools. So many aspects of our lives and businesses rely on the continued function of multiple computers across different networks. To keep these running, Comstar Technologies of West Chester, Pennsylvania has risen to the challenge. Comstar has been navigating the realms of telephony and IT support for thirty years.
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Comstar originated as a father-son venture in 1988 with a focus in telephone wiring and private branch exchange (PBX) telephone systems. As technological advances started taking off in the nineties, the company needed to adjust. By 1996, it was further pushing commercial based telephony. At the end of the nineties, the company was getting into voice and data cabling while assessing the key changes needed to serve a world becoming more and more dependent on computers as it entered the new millennium.

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