The population explosion that occurred between 1946 and 1964, scientific advances that have extended our life span—with more centenarians than ever before—inflation, and rising health care costs have combined to create a perfect storm for both the economy and the Baby Boom generation, the oldest of which are now aged 77.
Rapid GearAn Industry Staple
Rapid Gear is a custom gear manufacturer that has led the industry in designing and building individual gears, gear boxes, and special purpose machinery since 1976. Operating from a world-class, 42,500-suare-foot facility in Southern Ontario, the company has the capability to produce virtually any number of gears in sizes ranging from two inches to 200 inches.
Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc.Living a Legacy
Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc., a branch of the global machine tool supplier Matsuura Machinery Corporation, is based in Oakville, Ontario. Its rich history began in 1905 with founder Hugo Frye, a German engineer, who opened his first manufacturing company upon moving to the United Kingdom. He later married Beatrice Elliott, and together the two founded the B. Elliott Group, from which the Elliott group of companies would spring.
WEX PharmaceuticalsPerfecting the Science of Pain Management
When physical pain occurs—whether from an injury, surgery, or the ravages of cancer—finding the right product to alleviate symptoms can be a matter of trial and error, and is often fraught with side effects including addiction and overdose. WEX Pharmaceuticals Inc., a late-stage drug development company based in Vancouver, BC, is dedicated to reducing those threats through research, development, and manufacture of Halneuron®, a new non-opioid analgesic considered to be a breakthrough in pain-management technology.
SignalChem LifesciencesWriting the Book on Novel, Targeted Therapies
Over a span of almost 20 years, SignalChem Lifesciences Corporation (SLC) has grown to become a worldwide leader in cell signalling and protein engineering. At SignalChem, the focus is on cancer and neurodegenerative disease research and the development and production of cell signalling proteins and enzymes. Through decades of innovation, and with its highly experienced leadership and scientific advisory board, this clinical-stage company continues to lead in the production of novel targeted therapies for oncology.
City of Welland, OntarioShaping New Stories
Progressive and proactive to its core, the City of Welland is one of Ontario’s finest examples of motivation in action. It is here, in the Rose City, that the feet of hardworking dreamers are planted firmly on Canadian soil. Easily accessible and well-appointed in the Greater Toronto Area with only one and a half hours between its northern outskirts and the big T, this lovely mid-sized city now tells its story in new ways. And, after over a decade of consistent, meticulously planned expansion, its timing is superb.
Arizona Association for Economic DevelopmentBuilding Arizona’s Economy
Arizona has a remarkable track record when it comes to economic development. In fact, the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) recently named the Greater Phoenix Economic Council the top economic development organization in the entire world. “We’ve got top notch talent,” says Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) Executive Director Carrie Kelly.
Town of Windsor, ColoradoWhere People and Businesses Grow Together
Although the Town of Windsor, Colorado was not immune to the COVID virus, its economy found a way not only to survive but thrive in the face of it.
Handel ArchitectsBeautiful, Innovative, Sustainable
With the goal of designing buildings that act as engines for societal and urban improvement—in addition to beautiful structures—Handel Architects strives to improve urban living conditions and change the world for the better.
Homestar Inc.From Mowing Lawns to Full-Service Construction
Homestar Inc., a full-service construction company based in Quispamsis, New Brunswick, continues to push itself to “make it happen for our customers,” says owner and CEO Mark Hatfield.
Jeremy Hiltz Excavating Inc.Continued Success in the Granite State
Jeremy Hiltz Excavating Inc. specializes in large-scale commercial excavation work. Founded by Jeremy Hiltz in 1996, the business has grown steadily over the years to become a major player within the New Hampshire market, leading to the company tagline ‘We Dig NH…’
The Post-COVID Culture ShiftWorkplace Wellbeing
No event in recent memory has had more of a profound impact on daily life—both personal and professional—than the COVID pandemic. Altering the fundamental structure of the employer-employee relationship along with numerous long-held beliefs and norms concerning the work world, COVID has forced employees to fundamentally revise not only their career goals but their ideal working environment.
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