Ryan Cartner

A Clean and Green Fuel Source for a Sustainable Future

A Clean and Green Fuel Source for a Sustainable Future

BioPower Sustainable Energy Corporation

BioPower Sustainable Energy Corporation is a Canadian supplier of wood pellet fuel for residential and commercial applications. Located in Atikokan, Ontario, the company is perfectly situated to serve both the Canadian and United States markets. With raw material sourced almost entirely from sustainably managed Canadian boreal forests and converted into a clean burning carbon-neutral biofuel, BioPower SEC is helping to create a more sustainable future.

Superior Service Built on Strong Values

Superior Service Built on Strong Values

Fort McKay Logistics LP

Providing warehousing and logistics services from its head office in Edmonton and a secondary location in Fort McKay, Fort McKay Logistics is a growing and ever-evolving presence in the warehousing, transportation, procurement and supply chain business. Today, the company has the capacity and expertise to move goods from anywhere in the world by air, marine, rail, and truck.
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As Chief Executive Officer of the Fort McKay Group of Companies, Mathieu Leger, says, “By choosing Fort McKay Logistics for your supply chain management needs, not only are you supporting our business, but you are also supporting the community of Fort McKay First Nation. Chief Jim Boucher of Fort McKay First Nation sits on the board as chairman of Fort McKay Group of Companies and is dedicated to the business that helps to support the Fort McKay community. Profits made by Fort McKay Logistics go back into the community of Fort McKay to support community centres such as the Heath Care Centre, Youth Centre, Radio Station, and the brand new, state of the art Riverside/Sonisipihk/Des k’e gah Care Facility.”

True Grit

True Grit

EnerCorp Sand Solutions

EnerCorp Sand Solutions provides patented and proprietary sand management solutions to the oil and gas industry. The company specializes in developing sand control technology and is well established as an innovator in the sand management industry. EnerCorp designs, manufactures, sells, rents, and services its equipment throughout North America and intends to expand its reach.

Over 60 Years of Innovation

Over 60 Years of Innovation

Merry X-Ray

Merry X-Ray (MXR) supplies medical diagnostic imaging equipment and services for a wide range of equipment types including those for computerized axial tomography (also known as CAT or CT scan), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, and more. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California.
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“We have evolved into a National Multi-Vendor sales and service organization. Over the last 60 years we have made over 15 acquisitions that are mostly aimed at transforming MXR from an analog business into a truly single source for our customers’ diagnostic imaging needs including ultrasound service and repair,” states Ted Sloan, President of MXR.

From Experience Comes Growth

From Experience Comes Growth

Control Tech

Control Tech is a leading provider of instrumentation, electrical, and automation services to the oil and gas industry. With a focus on developing expertise and delivering the highest quality workmanship on every project, Control Tech is truly committed to excellence.
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Founded in 2001, the company is a shining example of what co-owner Greg Kjemhus calls the Alberta mindset. “We’re a typical Alberta company,” he says. “Started with three guys working out of a garage. Three friends became business partners, and through hard work we’ve grown the company in seventeen years to 300-plus staff and multiple branches in two countries. That’s the Alberta mindset: hard work and determination. We rolled up our sleeves, went to work, and grew a company.”

Computing at the Speed of Life

Computing at the Speed of Life

Velocity Micro

Velocity Micro is a leading manufacturer of high-performance computers with a wide range of custom products including gaming desktops, notebooks, professional workstations, and more. “We’re focused exclusively on the highest end of the personal computing space,” says President and Chief Executive Officer Randy Copeland. “We take the best components, meticulously craft them, and support them right here in our Virginia facility for people who need an elevated computing experience.”
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Although officially established in 1997, Velocity Micro’s roots reach much further back to the late 1980s when Randy Copeland was working as an independent cabinet sales representative. He was looking for a way to stand out from his competition and realized that many of his customers could benefit from a computer.

A North American leader in Renewable Energy

A North American leader in Renewable Energy

One Wind

One Wind is an independent renewable energy service provider offering a full suite of services for the renewable energy industry including construction, operation and maintenance, long-term service contracts, and inspection services. The company’s Canadian office is in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and its U.S. office is in Austin, Texas.
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One Wind was founded in 2006 by Paul Pynn, a Canadian engineer with a unique combination of experience working in both construction and wind energy. Prior to launching One Wind, Pynn worked as a project engineer and later a project manager for various construction companies in eastern Canada. Later, he spent five years working with a small wind turbine manufacturer.

The Specialists in Temperature-Controlled Transport

The Specialists in Temperature-Controlled Transport

Seafood Express

Seafood Express is a full-service, temperature-controlled shipping company based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, serving the North American market. The company has a fleet of nearly one hundred trucks and refrigerated trailers, and provides exclusively temperature-controlled full-load freight.
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Established in 1977, Seafood Express was founded by John McLeod as a seafood transport company shipping fresh and frozen fish from Atlantic Canada to Boston, Massachusetts. From there, the trucks would carry loads of fresh produce from the New England Produce Centre back to the Canadian Maritimes. In 1986, William Keith purchased the company from McLeod’s estate – at the time, the company consisted of fewer than ten trucks and focused entirely on seafood.

Third-Party Logistics with a Difference

Third-Party Logistics with a Difference

Trans-Link

Trans-Link Nationwide Trucking and Logistics is a woman-owned third-party logistics company operating out of Cranston, Rhode Island covering all forty-eight contiguous states. “We’re very different from a typical 3PL,” says company President Carla Manni. “We operate almost as though we’re an asset-based company. We have several carriers and drivers that work exclusively with us.”
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To be sure, the trucking business has deep roots in the Manni family. Long before Trans-Link, Carla Manni’s grandparents owned rival trucking companies in Boston. F. Procaccini & Sons and Badolato Trucking were competitors for many years before coming together with a plan to split up their territories. This enabled them each to operate without having to compete for the same customers, and therefore, without driving prices down, resulting in great success for both companies.

Connecting Community with Opportunity

Connecting Community with Opportunity

The Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity Department (REO) of Manatee County is focused on stimulating urban areas. It was formed in 2016 with a goal of bringing economic and community development programs into these areas to create more opportunities for the businesses and residents operating and living within them.
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In 2009, prior to the department’s formation and right in the middle of the economic downturn, the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners was focused heavily on job creation. Through a dedicated effort to research solutions, collaborate with community stakeholders, and review what other counties were doing to deal with their economic challenges, incentive programs were developed that would eventually become the core of what REO offers to the Manatee community now.

Excelling in All Aspects of Transportation

Excelling in All Aspects of Transportation

Swan Transportation

Logistics company Swan Transportation has locations throughout the United States and specializes in providing back-office management services to independent freight brokers. “We partner with freight brokers so that they can focus on developing relationships and building their book of business,” says company President Roy Martinez.
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The company was established in 1998 by Winston T. Jones, Sr. with the development of his proprietary, web-based, transport management system dubbed RubberDuck. This innovative software platform provided third-party logistics companies with real-time communication and order tracking capabilities that were uncommon in the industry at the time. By sharing RubberDuck with other independent freight brokers, Swan began to concentrate its effort on providing freight management services to other companies.

Building Experiences

Building Experiences

Load King

Store development company Load King provides turnkey store packages with all necessary services under one roof. Over the last two years, the company has been intent on improving and expanding internal processes and capabilities by investing in state of the art equipment and personnel training and education. Now, after a great deal of work and investment, Load King is poised to diversify into other market sectors and is aggressively seeking new opportunities.
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“Our future and our focus is moving into other markets, particularly hospitality, entertainment, and retail. We’re not just a food and beverage company anymore,” says Chief Operating Officer Chad Grimm.

Committed to Customer Success

Committed to Customer Success

Pacific Rim Engineered Products

Pacific Rim Engineered Products (PREP) is an engineered solutions provider in Surrey, British Columbia. This Canadian firm specializes in creating innovative products for the resource industries including oil, gas, and mining as well as marine.
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The current company was established in 1987 as an industrial gear distributor. It was initially structured as a distribution company but began to add physical shop services as it grew and established itself in the market. In the early nineties, it became apparent to leadership that the model was unsustainable and it began to shift its focus toward made-to-order industrial power-train products. The company saw the growth in this sector, adapted to work within it, and has maintained this course over the last twenty years.

Taking Event Planning to the Next Level

Taking Event Planning to the Next Level

Aventri

Aventri, formerly Etouches, is an event planning and management platform that provides access to a wide range of integrated software tools that can simplify the process of managing an event and increase the return on the event planner’s investment.
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Aventri grew out of what began as an event management services company. Established by event planners in 1998, the company quickly expanded beyond the role of a simple service provider into an innovative technology company. Its mission was to develop a software platform that would contain the best event management tools on the market. It became a subscription service called Etouches, a comprehensive event management system designed for event planners by event planners.

The Future of Fluid Machinery

The Future of Fluid Machinery

Fluid Equipment Development Company (FEDCO)

Fluid Equipment Development Company (FEDCO) designs and manufactures fluid machinery for reverse osmosis desalination of brackish and sea water.
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The company was established in 1997 by a hydraulic engineer named Eli Oklejas. Prior to the founding of FEDCO, Oklejas worked as head designer in the research and development department at Union Pump Company. While researching energy recovery devices for reverse osmosis equipment he had the idea for the technology that would be the foundation of his future entrepreneurial endeavors.

Comprehensive and Sustainable Wood Product Solutions

Comprehensive and Sustainable Wood Product Solutions

Ottawa Forest Products

Ottawa Forest Products is a provider of high-quality lumber and pre-cut pallet components. It has been serving the upper Midwest lumber market for more than twenty-five years, and in that time, it has developed a reputation for integrity, hard work, and the best quality customer service.
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The company operates out of Michigan with its headquarters in the small town of Ironwood and a secondary facility in the community of Amasa. All of its products are manufactured using high-quality timber collected in the vast forestlands of the Michigan Upper Peninsula.

Fresh Perspective, Smart Solutions

Fresh Perspective, Smart Solutions

CCOMM Integrated Technology Services

CCOMM Integrated Technology Services is a technology integration firm that specializes in audio-visual collaboration and telepresence solutions. “We help to optimize the way that organizations use technology to communicate in the workplace,” says General Manager of Sales and Marketing Ian Walters. From its headquarters in Toronto, the company serves customers across Canada.
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CCOMM was officially established in 2011. The founder’s vision was to build an elite technology-focused integration firm in Canada at a time when the vast majority of companies were focused on more traditional solutions. CCOMM concentrated its acquisition of talent and resources around this model and soon brought an exceptionally strong technical skill-set and a great deal of international project experience to the Canadian marketplace.

The Meat Specialists

The Meat Specialists

Critchfield Meats

Foodservice distributor Critchfield Meats supplies meat and restaurant supplies to nearly every restaurant in central Kentucky, as well as to schools, hospitals, nursing homes, regional distributors, and retail customers through its grocery store and butcher shop in Lexington, Kentucky.
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Critchfield Meats began in 1969 in the back of Taylor’s hardware store where its founder Amos ‘Butch’ Critchfield prepared country hams. Butch had a passion for the butchering trade and believed that there was a need in the Lexington community for a place to buy the best cuts of meat at a competitive price.

Quality Cranes on Five Continents

Quality Cranes on Five Continents

Stafford Crane Group

Stafford Crane Group is a rental provider of various types of crane equipment to the construction industry including tower cranes, mobile cranes, self-erecting cranes, overhead cranes, hoists, and platforms. From its headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona, the company serves global markets on five continents.
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Stafford Crane Group has been providing tower cranes to the construction industry for more than thirty years and continues to be a global leader in the field today. The company was originally established in the United States by Patrick Stafford as an offshoot of his brother Derek Stafford’s tower crane business. Derek founded the original Stafford Tower Crane company in Dublin, Ireland in 1985, and Patrick brought the idea to Scottsdale, Arizona in 2005.

“A Better Way to Create Space”

“A Better Way to Create Space”

Panel Built

Panel Built is a manufacturer of custom modular and pre-assembled buildings as well as raised steel mezzanines and ballistic steel security booths. From its headquarters in Blairsville, Georgia the company serves commercial, industrial, and military customers throughout the world.
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Panel Built was established in 1995 by brothers Mike and Pat Kiernan. Their father had spent his career manufacturing modular buildings, and they learned about the industry through him. The company began with a small team of three people and a focus on pre-assembled modular structures. These are buildings made up of components that can be easily assembled at low cost, eliminating many of the challenges associated with the traditional construction process. They can be installed very quickly and with minimal interruption to the customer’s workflow.

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