Mark Golombek

2019 | In Focus | May 2019Opening Up the Work Space to New Visions of EfficiencyHLW International

2019 | In Focus | May 2019

Opening Up the Work Space to New Visions of Efficiency

HLW International

It’s an exciting time to be in workplace design and architecture: technology is rapidly advancing, and multi-generational clients are pushing the ideas of the traditional workplace. HLW International is working at the forefront of this dynamic shift. In May of 2019, Construction in Focus sat down with Managing Partner John Gering, catching up on the firm’s latest projects and to discuss how technology is changing the industry.

2019 | April 2019 | In FocusAerodynamic and Environmentally FriendlyEco Flaps

2019 | April 2019 | In Focus

Aerodynamic and Environmentally Friendly

Eco Flaps

I had no idea going into this interview with CFO Darron Ming and National Accounts Sales Representative Asa Hazelwood that mudflaps were so relevant to safety on our highways. Eco Flaps, based in Brentwood, Tennessee, is on a mission to save lives and make Class A vehicles on the road more environmentally sound and cost-efficient for drivers and trucking companies.

2019 | April 2019 | In FocusSmart and Sustainable GrowthPerryville and Perry County EDA

2019 | April 2019 | In Focus

Smart and Sustainable Growth

Perryville and Perry County EDA

Business in Focus had the pleasure of speaking once again to the Perry County Economic Development Authority (EDA) Executive Director Scott Sattler as we caught up on the latest initiatives in this vibrant area of Missouri. Part of the area’s success is that the EDA collaborates well to continue to support the businesses and attractions in the community and make this a destination for tourism.

2019 | April 2019 | In FocusOn the Cutting EdgeWikus Saw Technology

2019 | April 2019 | In Focus

On the Cutting Edge

Wikus Saw Technology

Many industries rely on band saw blades to cut wood and metal in order to manufacture various products, and WIKUS-Sägenfabrik, Wilhelm H. Kullmann GmbH & Co. KG, with its headquarters in Spangenberg Germany, has been producing top-of-the-line band saws for over sixty years. Wikus is a recognized leader in the area and the largest band saw blade manufacturer in Europe. We spoke with the U.S. organization Chief Executive Officer, Georgi Jossifov, to get the full story

2019 | April 2019 | In FocusThinking Outside the BoxABOX Packaging

2019 | April 2019 | In Focus

Thinking Outside the Box

ABOX Packaging

ABOX Packaging hails from the state of Texas and has developed a niche in specialty packaging and design, making close to five million boxes a month. “We are custom manufacturers of high-end packaging,” says President and Chief Executive Officer Keith Thompson. Keith has been working in this industry for close to fifty-five years and brings a rare knowledge and understanding to the company.

2019 | February 2019 | In FocusEvolving with the TimesMathews Company

2019 | February 2019 | In Focus

Evolving with the Times

Mathews Company

Back in June of 2015, I had the pleasure of speaking with Joseph Shulfer, President of Mathews Company, a grain dryer specialist that has helped farmers by making their lives easier. We touched on challenges that include global economics and the price of corn. When last we spoke there was an issue surrounding Section 179 capital equipment depreciation. But Joseph was unable to gauge its effects as there were other issues within the industry that were more dominant. We caught up with him again to find out about the company’s progress.

2019 | February 2019 | In FocusBringing Calm to the ChaosFreightsaver

2019 | February 2019 | In Focus

Bringing Calm to the Chaos

Freightsaver

Huntington Beach, California is where you will find the head offices of Freightsaver. The company acts as a freight brokerage, the middleman between the shipper and carrier. Therefore, it owns no equipment to move shipments but instead manages the logistics behind that goal, going that extra mile and doing things that larger entities avoid. Cloud-based technology has greatly added to its abilities, and despite multiple challenges, Freightsaver is growing. We spoke to its Executive Vice President of Sales Jay Hughitt.

2019 | February 2019 | In FocusEconomic Opportunity in a Rural SettingMorrow County, OH

2019 | February 2019 | In Focus

Economic Opportunity in a Rural Setting

Morrow County, OH

One year ago, Business in Focus was proud to feature Morrow County, looking into the history and many unique aspects of this county in central Ohio. Morrow County is just north of Delaware County, which is the fastest-growing area in the state, and Morrow is seeing ongoing growth as a result of its lower land prices and proximity to its rapidly-growing neighbor. We followed up on the happenings inside Morrow County with County Commissioner Tom Whiston.

2018 | December 2018 | In FocusQuality Care that Comes to YouIntrepid USA

2018 | December 2018 | In Focus

Quality Care that Comes to You

Intrepid USA

The healthcare landscape is rapidly changing to accommodate everyone’s needs. Home healthcare and hospice care has evolved to the point that a long trip to the hospital can be avoided to a certain extent. Intrepid USA is on the cutting edge of health care delivered to your home, no matter where it is. We spoke with Chief Executive Officer John M. Kunysz.

2018 | December 2018 | In FocusDemand-Driven InnovationPacific Ethanol

2018 | December 2018 | In Focus

Demand-Driven Innovation

Pacific Ethanol

This is a truly exciting and ground-breaking time to be involved in the ethanol industry due to the continued support from the federal government’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the low carbon profile of ethanol, the relative cost of ethanol to gasoline, and the high octane rating of the fuel. Companies such as Pacific Ethanol are on the cusp of a new era. Environmental standards are taken into consideration more and more these days, and ethanol is at the forefront of these efforts.

2018 | In Focus | July 2018Embracing the Cool FactorCity of Costa Mesa, California

2018 | In Focus | July 2018

Embracing the Cool Factor

City of Costa Mesa, California

The City of Costa Mesa in Orange County California is teeming with success stories, from the return and growth of the shoe manufacturer Vans to its own Taco Maria being awarded LA Times Restaurant of the Year. The City is home to creativity and the entrepreneurial spirit – including but not limited to a strong action sports enclave that brings surf and skate aficionados from all over the world to the five world headquarters that call Costa Mesa home.

2018 | August 2018 | In FocusNew Initiatives for GrowthCity of Port Colborne, ON

2018 | August 2018 | In Focus

New Initiatives for Growth

City of Port Colborne, ON

Port Colborne, a Francophone designated city, is ideally located in the Niagara Region which has close to 425,000 people. It is near major urban centres such as Hamilton and the GTA, while only being thirty minutes from Western New York and the Buffalo region. GO Transit trains are on the horizon which increases its accessibility even further. We at Business in Focus caught up with the Mayor of Port Colborne, John Maloney, to find out about the impressive amount of progress the city has undergone over the last four years since we last spoke.

2018 | In Focus | October 2018Breaking Old Habits of the Trucking IndustryGP Transco

2018 | In Focus | October 2018

Breaking Old Habits of the Trucking Industry

GP Transco

GP Transco, from Darien, Illinois, is one of the fastest growing trucking companies in the country. It has a fleet of 350 trucks and over 500 trailers, serving the U.S. and Canada. For GP Transco, the driver is the customer and receives the highest respect. This company is growing rapidly and is continuously hiring new drivers. We spoke with Chief Executive Officer Dominic Zastarskis and Director of Marketing Sergey Bort.

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