Every so often, fluctuations in the market, lifestyles, and the world at large will give way to myriad and unexpected changes. One aspect of our lives that is unlikely to change any time soon, however, is our reliance on vehicles and transport. Many market sectors depend on transportation, whether it involves shipping goods across long distances or getting workers to their jobs on time. The automotive industry has made its name on gasoline-powered vehicles for over a century but two inventions seek to change the way people interact with their cars: electric and self-driving cars.
Evosite Control Rooms is an American manufacturer for 24/7 control rooms located in Houston, Texas. The company was founded in 2003 by company President Steve Will and two business partners. Their intent was to provide for the needs of local industrial plants along the Gulf Coast but they quickly grew to include projects across all of North America.
Grimshaw Trucking has a proud history of providing reliable transportation to the far north of Western Canada, helping bring prosperity to Alberta and all of Canada. With the current difficult challenges facing the northern transport sector, Grimshaw grit and reliability are being called on again to economically transport consumable goods to help keep the region moving.
Hotel Henri is a boutique hotel in the crossroads between the Chelsea, Flatiron, and Gramercy neighborhoods of New York City, and has been making its presence known since 2008. The hotel is very close to many notable corporate and leisure destinations in New York City, and Hotel General Manager Kevin McCue feels that the hotel has a geographical advantage over many others in the area because it is more centrally located, and within mere blocks of sights like Madison Square Garden, Times Square, Union Square, the High Line and Madison Square Parks, and attractive shopping locations on 5th and 6th Avenues (the hotel itself is on 24th Street).
Goshen County, Wyoming: Generous industrial parks, rail freight and trans-loading facilities, no state or inventory tax – the area has a lot to offer. In the warm part of the state, in this warmest of communities, business is conducted with a handshake.
Ryan Bartlett, President and founder of equipment supplier United Material Handling, Inc., began the company in 2011 at the age of twenty with only a thousand dollars in his pocket. The genesis of this Southern California-based company may have been humble, but it was driven to succeed.
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Oak Lawn, Illinois, is a village in Cook County that has become a site of burgeoning marketplace development in several sectors, especially since this publication’s last profile on the village in the February 2017 issue.
Where the two mighty river systems of the Mississippi and the Arkansas meet, with access all the way to the Gulf of Mexico, that’s where you’ll find the capable Port of Rosedale, doing business for American business.
In the most recent video posted on the Great American Trucking Show’s (GATS) official YouTube channel, up-tempo country music plays as thousands of people are shown filing into a large convention space over the course of a day, time-lapse style. A camera pans across a series of large show trucks painted in eye-catching colours, lined up for an event called ‘Pride and Polish,’ as dozens of people mill about.
Food distributor Victory Foodservice provides fresh produce, meat, and seafood, along with specialty and imported goods, to food-based businesses and restaurants. The company has called New York home since 1985 when it was founded by brothers Mike and Gus Tyras. It serves the greater metropolitan New York market as well as northern New Jersey with further service in Long Island and trucks operating in Boston.
Domino Highvoltage Supply Inc. provides power-related products and services. Primarily, the company is a high-voltage power line distributor, involved in the stocking, packaging, and selling of material required to build overhead or underground distribution lines, substations, Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and transmission lines.
Xfinity Freight Systems Inc. is a domestic and international automotive transportation and logistics company operating out of Warren, Michigan. The company serves clients across several countries, transporting automotive freight via ground to and from suppliers, manufacturers, and customers. Clientele includes automakers General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the ‘big three’ of the automotive industry.
American trucking company Fraley & Schilling Inc. (F&S) has worked with its suppliers to create a combination of trucking and hauling equipment that allows the company to take full advantage of the amount of payload it can move, which usually amounts to “ten to fifteen percent more than the average trucking company can handle,” says Executive Vice President Ryan Schilling. He believes that the key to the company’s growth has been forming its identity as “the premier lightweight fleet in America.”
Cable management company REIKU/Drossbach began initially as separate German-based companies. Drossbach was founded one hundred years ago in 1919 and REIKU fifty years ago in 1969. Both companies expanded into American operations in the 1980s before merging in 2002 and later joining the Delfingen Group in 2018. Delfingen Group is a global automotive supplier and manufacturer of fluid transfer tubing and onboard networks protection.
Renewable energy services provider Bombard Renewable Energy builds alternative power systems that use solar photovoltaic energy, concentrated photovoltaic, or wind energy and primarily serves the Las Vegas and Clark County areas of Nevada. The company has installed over five hundred megawatts of energy.
Raltron Electronics manufactures frequency management components and antennas. It was founded in 1983 and recently celebrated its thirty-fifth year in business.
Pittsburgh-based IAM Robotics provides fully autonomous robots that combine transporting and picking items in operations such as warehouses, retail locations, and manufacturing facilities. IAM was founded in 2012 and is growing exponentially at its Pennsylvania headquarters.
Wyandot County, Ohio is home to over 20,000 people and has seen a rise in business activity recently thanks to the efforts of a new organization within its borders. The Wyandot County Office of Economic Development (WCOED) was established in 2008 and celebrated its tenth anniversary just last year.
The Crawford Partnership for Education and Economic Development is a non-profit organization and public-private partnership, which began in 2010 with an initiative called the Crawford: 20/20 Vision plan. This plan was a grassroots effort by citizens of the county to identify its greatest challenges and opportunities relating to growth, and to develop actionable solutions to address them.
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