Jesse Doehler-Knox

The Steam Experts

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Boiler Equipment Company

In the middle of winter, a truck washing facility in Illinois was forced to halt its services. One of its high-pressure vessels had quit and was beyond repair. A full installation would take at least a week. Panicked staff members were on the phone with an installation company they had worked with in the past, desperate to get things working again.

An Exciting and Sustainable Future

An Exciting and Sustainable Future

Greenlane Biogas

Not too far from your home, rolling hills of garbage are piling up in giant heaps. Waste that is collected from our homes, streets and workplaces continues to build as large trucks deliver more and more each day. White seagulls and colourful plastic bags fly through the air. Apart from the giant machines, they seem to be the only visible life here.

Experts in Shipping, Logistics & Fleet Services

Experts in Shipping, Logistics & Fleet Services

Atlas Trucking Company

Atlas Trucking is a privately owned transportation company located in Taylor, Michigan. With 170 employees and a fleet of over 130 flatbeds, it has been delivering solutions in the transportation industry since 1999, operating as a trucking, logistics and fleet servicing company, with expertise in managing, dispatching and driving shipments of any size. It is plated to operate in every one of the 48 contiguous United States, with most of its trucks going in and out of the Midwest, the Northeast, Texas and Ontario.

A Family Success Story for Over 60 Years

A Family Success Story for Over 60 Years

Burke Electric LLC

Burke Electric is an electrical contractor and subcontractor based out of Bellevue, Washington. It is a small family business, owned by Dominic Burke. “We are your heavy industrial electrical solution,” he explains. “We cover all facets of power generation, substations, wastewater, pumping plants, fish bypass systems, fish traps, and government contracts.”
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From three hundred feet above the ground, Snoqualmie Falls – made famous by the cult TV show Twin Peaks – thunders down in endlessly cascading layers. Men and women are scattered around the base of the falls. Crews are working on the water, underwater, and underground transporting electrical cables, tools, and building supplies to a hydroelectric facility.

A Commitment to Caring for the Land

A Commitment to Caring for the Land

Okray Family Farms

Rainfall doubled in Wisconsin over the past two years. While the rain was pouring down in massive sheets in Wisconsin, fires were blazing across much of California. These changes in climate are impacting the flora and fauna across the U.S. Climate change remains the number one threat to global food systems.
So how is your food supply being impacted by climate change?
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The EPA released a report in 2017 outlining the major challenges that will be faced by all food industries, including agriculture. Migrating pests, changing rainfall levels, plant health and threats to non-food supply species such as bees and butterflies are challenges all farmers must take on. Meanwhile, those in the business of food supply like brokers, supermarkets and transportation providers should be doing everything they can to support farms that are making tangible efforts to adapt to and mitigate climate change.

Making Opportunities a Reality for America’s Veterans

Making Opportunities a Reality for America’s Veterans

FASTPORT

FASTPORT is a technology company that helps former service members and military family members find careers across America. The company was created to make the transition to civilian life as smooth as possible by supporting veterans through their job search and helping them find their best economic opportunity.
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An American military service member is seated on a plane among civilians and tourists and reflects on his past decade of service. Like so many before him, he has spent years abroad supporting combat and non-combat troops alike. He has picked up pieces of a new language, immersed himself in a new culture, solved complex problems under intense pressure, and bonded with the people he now calls his brothers and sisters.

Building for an Emerging Industry

Building for an Emerging Industry

Zoned Properties

Zoned Properties, as the name implies, helps cannabis companies navigate the red tape of zoning, permits, and politicians – letting companies focus on perfecting their product. Zoned is proficient in the areas of property identification, sustainable development, and leasing.
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A little over a year ago, a news story broke that a prominent highway billboard in Arizona read: ‘Every three days, someone dies in a marijuana-related traffic death in Colorado.’ Anti-cannabis organization Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy was pushing back against the movement to legalize.

Solar is Here to Stay

Solar is Here to Stay

RGS Energy

Solar shingles have arrived, and they are finally available for everyone. Invented by Dow, and licensed to Real Goods Solar Company (RGS Energy), POWERHOUSE™ 3.0 is easily the most accessible and pragmatic approach to solar power…
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Dubbed “America’s original solar company,” RGS has been in the business since 1978 and remains at the forefront of its evolution. Its solar products have been used in almost 20,000 homes and 7,000 commercial buildings across the USA.

In It for the Long Haul

In It for the Long Haul

Fortune Transportation

Thirty-nine years ago, a trucking company started in a boy’s bedroom. Perry Olson used to listen to stories from the road, as his mother and father discussed route strategies back when Fortune Transportation only had one truck.
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“My little brother and I had to share a bedroom,” recounts Olson. “I was used to people showing up to work in our house when I came home from school.” As the business improved, the basement was renovated, and Olson got his room back – eventually becoming the Chief Executive Officer.

Economic Opportunity Paired with Natural Beauty

Economic Opportunity Paired with Natural Beauty

The Alliance – Corinth and Alcorn County

Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in northeast Mississippi, lies the small city of Corinth and Alcorn County. On an early Friday evening, while citizens of Corinth are getting ready to go out to a local ball game or one of the many restaurants and live music venues in town, Clayton Stanley and his team are watching the last of the trucks depart from a 200-acre tract of land they purchased in 2013. After a lot of hard work, 40 acres are now “pad ready” for a major industrial manufacturer.
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The land is located between two rail lines – the Norfolk Southern’s main line and Mississippi Central Short Rail – and is in close proximity to automobile parts producers, health care providers, plastic manufacturers, and wholesale trade and distribution providers. The land is waiting for a serious investor who wants to capitalize on access to these major transportation routes and surrounding industries.

Coffee Done Differently

Coffee Done Differently

Larry’s Coffee

Larry Larson peered out the window as he sat sipping a small roast coffee in his favorite smoke-filled café. Beatnik movements were abounding against sexism, racism, homophobia, and big business at the peak of grunge’s heyday that was Seattle in the nineties, and he fit in the scene in his wire-framed glasses and a goatee. Larry had graduated university and was on his way to North Carolina to continue his studies. Even though he was saying goodbye to the Seattle scene, he was carrying the values he learned with him.
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Shortly after starting graduate school, he landed a job in Raleigh’s first independent café where he learned how to roast coffee. Over time, he was not attending university classes as often, and when he was, his head was filled with images of new coffee blends. It was not long until his university classroom was replaced with the sounds and aromas of the roasting studio. Like so many American visionaries, he took the risk of dropping out of university to start his own business. And that is how Larry’s Coffee began.

A Family Legacy that Feeds the World

A Family Legacy that Feeds the World

Primavera Marketing

In the lush California hills, Rich Sambado meets his brother Tim and father Lawrence. Lawrence, who is now 80 years old, is supervising dozens of employees who are patiently picking ripe apples. Unlike when Lawrence first picked apples from the farm, many employees no longer climb up and down handmade wooden ladders, but use industrial platforms…
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The platforms not only provide a safer working environment, they also offer a speed advantage that enables Prima Frutta and its growers to compete in a rapidly expanding global market. This company’s story of success is the story of family, of innovation, and of farming values. It is a story that began with Rich’s grandfather, Alex Sambado.

A Collaborative Approach to Community-Building

A Collaborative Approach to Community-Building

Town of Edson, AB

Mayor Kevin Zahara sits in the middle of the council chamber absently adjusting his tie when the internet live-stream begins. Sitting beside him are six councillors, made up of equal parts men and women, representing the town of Edson, Alberta, as well as city staff members, including Mike Derricott, Chief Administrative Officer, who provides details on how city staff are implementing strategies as well as recommendations…
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Despite the economic downturn Alberta has seen in recent years, the town of Edson has experienced minimal impact. In part this is because the town’s economy is diverse, with strong sectors like forestry, mining and gas, and not primarily tied to the Oil Sands like so many others. The rest stems from the actions council has been taking to invest in infrastructure, attract investment and use new technology to converse with residents.

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