Thora Smith

Improving Performance, Advancing Potential

Improving Performance, Advancing Potential

Bluedrop Performance Learning

Based in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. provides innovative workplace training and simulation software for occupational health and safety organizations, workforce systems, NGOs, the public sector and the aerospace and defence industries. Its SaaS software and services improve organizational and individual performance. We spoke with its founder and CEO Emad Rizkalla.
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Bluedrop Performance Learning was originally formed in 1992 as an engineering class project by four Memorial University students. This company quickly became a custom web applications company working with Fortune 100 companies. Bluedrop was a spin out in 2004 from the original company, with a goal to improve human performance via learning technologies. Initially, the company made custom courseware for companies such as Microsoft, Cisco and Pfizer.

Committed to Health, Integrity, and Quality

Committed to Health, Integrity, and Quality

Natural Alternatives International

Since its founding in 1980, Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (NAI) has been a preeminent developer and manufacturer of nutritional supplements. It has performed numerous clinical studies in the creation of new formulations and creates custom vitamin blends via its private-label contract manufacturing services. The San Marcos, California-based company has a fierce commitment to scientific integrity and quality in all the products it produces.
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“The company started in my garage, in 1980, with an emphasis on identification and production of natural alternatives to dangerous synthetic drug agents and intermediates – with a focus on giving the human body the essential nutrients and micronutrients to achieve and sustain optimal health,” said Mark LeDoux, founder, Chairman and CEO of Natural Alternatives International.

A Steady Aim

A Steady Aim

Javelin Technologies Inc.

Javelin Technologies Inc. is a Canadian expert in 3D designs. The value-added reseller has assisted thousands of manufacturing and engineering companies across Canada with product data management, electrical and mechanical design software, 3D printers and related training.
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Javelin Technologies has been dedicated to supplying the best design and manufacturing software services and solutions since 1997 when it received its SolidWorks certification demonstrating its proficiency with SolidWorks 3D solid modeling software. It didn’t take long for the company to establish itself in the industry, becoming the fastest growing SolidWorks reseller in Canada in 1998. Major accounts were brought in over the next few years with companies such as tire manufacturer Michelin, electronics manufacturer Celestica and multinational engineering conglomerate Siemens.

Cutting Edge

Cutting Edge

Ace Cutting Equipment

Founded in 1992, Ace Cutting Equipment & Supply Inc. is a family-owned construction supply company located in Novi, Michigan. It carries a wide range of powerful concrete cutting saws and masonry equipment, grinding and coring equipment, core drilling bits, specialty tools and diamond blades.
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Concrete, first used on a large scale by the ancient Romans, is today the most widely used man-made material in the world. Even if all the plastics, wood, aluminum and steel were to be combined, the tons of concrete used worldwide would be twice that.

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