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The Intersection of Lifestyle and OpportunityCity of Lockhart, Texas

The Intersection of Lifestyle and Opportunity

City of Lockhart, Texas

Lockhart is a city of more than 13,000 people in the rural county of Caldwell in central Texas. The city is in the very middle of the rapidly growing corridor connecting Austin and San Antonio and barely thirty minutes from each of these two metropolitan centers. The Lockhart Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is working to realize some of the logistical advantages of its fortuitous location.

Five Generations of American ManufacturingDetroit Edge Tool

Five Generations of American Manufacturing

Detroit Edge Tool

Detroit Edge Tool is a family-owned manufacturer of machined components specializing in hardened wear parts for the machine tool industry, cutting blades for the scrap, recycling, and demolition industries, surface grinding, and flame hardening. “We make precision components for all of these industries,” says company President and co-owner Ray Ebbing, “but we go far beyond that.”

Telecommunications with a Personal TouchKaptel

Telecommunications with a Personal Touch


Regulated telecommunications company Kaptel offers landline, wireless, and digital telephone service, as well as broadband internet, fiber to the home, cable television, and security services. The company operates primarily in Louisiana.

Innovative Products, Solutions and ServicesDrake Controls

Innovative Products, Solutions and Services

Drake Controls

Drake Controls is an authorized full-service distributor and service partner for Woodward, Inc. specializing in delivering complete machinery governing and protection solutions for industrial applications. As a Woodward Recognized Engine and Turbine Retrofit (RER and RTR) partner, Drake Controls delivers fully integrated control and protection systems for engine driven generator sets as well as steam and gas turbine driven machinery trains.

Success Built on PeopleAmix Group

Success Built on People

Amix Group

Amix Group is a collection of companies headquartered in New Westminster, British Columbia specializing in marine transport services, marine salvage, marine projects, steel and surplus sales, and ready-mix concrete delivery. This is a company with a broad range of capabilities, and it is actively seeking opportunities to provide a full scope of logistical services.

Thriving as a FamilyUSA Trailer Sales

Thriving as a Family

USA Trailer Sales

USA Trailer Sales is a second generation, family-owned-and-operated trailer supplier of open and enclosed trailers, accessories, parts and services from six locations throughout the state of Michigan.

A Global Leader in Master DistributionWaldom Electronics

A Global Leader in Master Distribution

Waldom Electronics

Waldom Electronics is a privately held, global master distributor of electronic components that helps customers recover value from excess inventory. From its headquarters in Rockford, Illinois, the company serves many industries. The value that Waldom brings to the industry is shared by suppliers, distributors and ultimately by the end users.

Becoming a Lightweighting Leader

Shape Corp.

Shape Corp. is a full service supplier of custom metallic, plastic, composite, and hybrid solutions. A tradition of process and material advancements has positioned the company as an innovative driver of lightweight components and systems. ~ Shape Corp. primarily serves the automotive sector, but has supplied a diversified collection of...

Automating EfficiencyAutocrib

Automating Efficiency


Autocrib is a manufacturer of innovative industrial vending systems focused on reducing customers’ costs. Autocrib systems can greatly improve the efficiency and productivity of any operation.

Transforming the IndustryNWL

Transforming the Industry


NWL is a manufacturer of specialized electrical components including transformers, power supplies, inductors and capacitors for demanding industrial and military applications. Throughout its history, NWL has grown consistently, and today, the company operates five manufacturing plants and is one of the leaders in its industry.

Leading the Field for 45 YearsCreative Pultrusions

Leading the Field for 45 Years

Creative Pultrusions

Pultrusion is a portmanteau that combines ‘pull’ and ‘extrusion’ as materials are pulled through the process. It refers to a continuous manufacturing method for composite materials. Founded in 1973, Creative Pultrusions, Inc. is the premier provider of custom fiberglass-reinforced polymer pultrusion products for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) companies in the United States.

Going the Extra Mile for Customers and Manufacturing the Future Since 1983Cameron Manufacturing and Design

Going the Extra Mile for Customers and Manufacturing the Future Since 1983

Cameron Manufacturing and Design

Cameron Manufacturing and Design is a manufacturing company specializing in custom machinery, metal fabrication, and weldments. The company also offers a variety of engineering services. It is a one-stop fabrication, manufacturing, and machining house that can handle small to large scale production runs, turnkey projects, and more. But what truly makes the company unique is its capacity to solve challenging problems for customers.

Expertise for 120 YearsSelas

Expertise for 120 Years


Selas is a leading manufacturer of combustion components and combustion systems that aims to be the worldwide market choice as a leading-edge, one-stop provider for all combustion technologies.

Engineered Industrial Baking SolutionsStewart Systems

Engineered Industrial Baking Solutions

Stewart Systems

Stewart Systems is a manufacturer of high-volume bread and bun baking equipment. The company manufactures industry-leading equipment for customers who supply some of the biggest and busiest grocery stores and fast food restaurants – end users that require the capacity to produce large quantities. The company’s machines can make over 150 loaves of bread or 1000 buns per minute…

A Business Road less TraveledTuson Corporation

A Business Road less Traveled

Tuson Corporation

Tuson Corporation is a custom manufacturer of components, assemblies, and subassemblies for the hydraulics, transportation, and electric motor industries. The company was founded in 1987 by Roger Tu after overcoming a long and harrowing string of obstacles.

The Latest in Machine AutomationiAutomation

The Latest in Machine Automation


iAutomation is a distributor of industrial automation products. However, over the course of its history, the company has developed an expertise that has enabled it to form mutually beneficial partnerships with clients far beyond the typical distributor relationship. “Our mission is to partner with customers and suppliers,” says iAutomation Marketing Director Josh Walters, “and to help enable innovation within their business because when they grow, we grow.”

A Rich History and an Eye on the FutureOil Region Alliance

A Rich History and an Eye on the Future

Oil Region Alliance

The Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry and Tourism is an economic development agency located in northwest Pennsylvania. The organization is also tasked with the development of tourism initiatives and the management of federally designated heritage assets of the Oil Region National Heritage Area, which encompasses all of Venango County and the eastern portion of Crawford County.


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