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Community Focus and Customer CommitmentAllstates Rigging

Community Focus and Customer Commitment

Allstates Rigging

Allstates Rigging – a woman-owned, turnkey rigging contractor based in Two Rivers, Wisconsin – is in expansion mode. The firm’s skills include forklift operations, plant relocation, and machinery transportation, and it recently acquired a machining facility to augment its services. As befitting the company name, Allstates works with clients across the USA.

From Mood Rings to Big GrowthMetro Plastics Technologies

From Mood Rings to Big Growth

Metro Plastics Technologies

Now approaching its forty-fifth anniversary, Metro Plastics Technologies, Inc. of Noblesville, Indiana owes much of its initial success to a goofy disco-era fashion trend involving rings with acrylic stones that changed color. However, the company’s long-term success comes from doing excellent work, offering an array of custom injection molding services, and maintaining strong customer relations.

Keeping Pace with Rapid GrowthTown of Davie, FL

Keeping Pace with Rapid Growth

Town of Davie, FL

The Town of Davie, Florida has been a busy place of late. Since Business in Focus profiled this booming Broward County community in December 2018, several long-term construction projects have been seeing results. Davie officials also unveiled a strategy designed to guide economic development through 2023 while maintaining service levels in a period of major growth.

Expanding Operations at Home and in MexicoSelect Tool

Expanding Operations at Home and in Mexico

Select Tool

Select Tool, Inc. of Oldcastle, Ontario, has undergone many changes since the firm was profiled in September 2017 in Business in Focus magazine. Many positive changes, that is, despite uncertainty in the automotive market which makes up the bulk of its business. Select’s Mexican satellite plant has begun operations, and the company has expanded its domestic facilities.

Simmering with SuccessNationwide Boiler

Simmering with Success

Nationwide Boiler

Much is the same at Nationwide Boiler Incorporated, since Business in Focus last featured the California-based firm in its December 2018 issue. The scope of its operations, however, continues to expand.

Revolutionizing the World’s Supply Chain with RoboticsAttabotics

Revolutionizing the World’s Supply Chain with Robotics


Attabotics Inc. is a Calgary-based company with ground breaking technology and big ambitions. The firm, in its own words, is all about ‘creating the supply chain for modern commerce.’ Its vehicle for achieving this goal is a cutting-edge, three-dimensional, robotic warehousing and order fulfillment system.

A Lone Star State Success Story Experiences Explosive Growth on the Eve of its 175th AnniversaryNew Braunfels, TX

A Lone Star State Success Story Experiences Explosive Growth on the Eve of its 175th Anniversary

New Braunfels, TX

Located in Central Texas near major transportation routes, the city of New Braunfels is one of the fastest-growing communities in America. The city has become a popular destination for businesses, tourists, and residents alike. Now, as it approaches its 175th anniversary, local officials plan to mark the city’s founding by highlighting its unique heritage and contemporary appeal.

Fueling the Economy, Enhancing Security and Improving the Environment

The Texas Oil and Gas Association

The Texas Oil and Gas Association (TXOGA) has a simple message: oil and natural gas are good for Texas and the United States in general. Oil and natural gas drive the Texas economy, generating billions of dollars in annual royalties and taxes while providing high-paying jobs to nearly 350,000 people. Surging oil and natural gas production has enhanced domestic security by making the U.S. less dependent on foreign fuel sources, while industry-funded innovations have had a positive environmental impact.

On the Move with OK TireOK Tire

On the Move with OK Tire

OK Tire

OK Tire is on the move. Canada’s largest independent tire and automotive service retailer has embarked on a five-year, $100 million drive to expand its distribution capabilities to serve a rapidly growing network of stores.

A Growing EnterpriseE.J. Family of Companies

A Growing Enterprise

E.J. Family of Companies

Three firms, devoted to poultry, freight, and logistics respectively, operate under the wing of the E.J. Family of Companies. All three are based in Puyallup, Washington and owe their existence in large part to the popularity of southern chicken.

Family-Run Fuel Firm Looks for New Markets

Hightowers Petroleum Company

Hightowers Petroleum Company (HPC) has a presence in every state and is currently the largest African-American-owned downstream petroleum wholesale marketer operating in the U.S. This family-owned business sells gasoline and diesel to automotive OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers), grocery chains, the steel industry, utilities and other Fortune 500 companies, and it takes pride in its comprehensive service.

The New WorkhorsesAutonomous Vehicles Enter the Workplace

The New Workhorses

Autonomous Vehicles Enter the Workplace

There has been much talk recently about vehicles that can drive themselves. Much of this attention has been focused on self-driving cars, designed to take passengers to and fro. Self-driving cars, however, are still largely a dream and remain in the research and development phase.

A Kansas Electronic Components Firm with a Global FootprintECS, Inc. International

A Kansas Electronic Components Firm with a Global Footprint

ECS, Inc. International

ECS, Inc. International is headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas with manufacturing operations in Taiwan, Japan and South Korea and China along with a global distribution network to market its products. ECS produces frequency management products including quartz crystals, quartz filters, precision crystal clock oscillators, ceramic filters-resonators, metal power inductors and multiple other circuit board level components that will be introduced near term.


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