St. Mary’s County’s prime location puts it not far from Washington D.C. and just a four-hour drive to New York City. Given it hosts Naval Air Station Patuxent River – also known as NAS Pax River – and many aerospace and technology companies, complementary businesses can access skilled talent. And from a quality-of-life perspective, it is a great place to live and raise a family, with options including rural, semi-rural, and suburban areas.
Perryville and Perry County EDASmart and Sustainable Growth
Business in Focus had the pleasure of speaking once again to the Perry County Economic Development Authority (EDA) Executive Director Scott Sattler as we caught up on the latest initiatives in this vibrant area of Missouri. Part of the area’s success is that the EDA collaborates well to continue to support the businesses and attractions in the community and make this a destination for tourism.
Greater Yuma Economic Development Corp.From Agriculture to Aerospace
Yuma County is proud to be the home of both established and new businesses with a talent pool of young, available, and educated workers, many long-time industries, and access to a population of 1.5 million people within a seventy-five-mile radius. The Greater Yuma Region borders Mexico, providing the added advantage of maquiladora – Mexican factories that manufacture for export – which enables U.S.-run companies to get materials from or have shared operations and labor with Mexico.
Economic Development Corporation Greensburg Decatur CountyCapitalizing on its Full Potential
Since 2003, the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Greensburg Decatur County has been working to encourage economic development and growth in the region, doing so by bringing a variety of local and regional stakeholders to the table to collectively capitalize on the region’s full potential.
City of Airdrie, ABThe Incredible Growth of a Young, Vibrant Community in Alberta
Airdrie has been one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities for the past fifteen years, and it continues to see an average of over five percent growth annually. Approximately nine new residents move into the community every day, and one of the main reasons for this rapid growth is the city’s location on the Calgary-Edmonton corridor at the intersection of the Queen Elizabeth II Highway and Highway 567.
City of Nanaimo, BCNatural Wonders, Steady Growth and Sustainable Programs for the 21st Century
As Canada’s primary Pacific port and largest West Coast city, Vancouver hardly requires an introduction. But just thirty-three nautical miles away on Vancouver Island, the city of Nanaimo, British Columbia blends natural splendour with cutting-edge technologies and emerging business opportunities, creating a unique mix of old and new close to Vancouver’s bustling metropolis.
Zoned PropertiesBuilding for an Emerging Industry
Zoned Properties, as the name implies, helps cannabis companies navigate the red tape of zoning, permits, and politicians – letting companies focus on perfecting their product. Zoned is proficient in the areas of property identification, sustainable development, and leasing.
DiGreen HomesOffering Something Extra to the Home Buyer
DiGreen Homes is a Markham, Ontario-based builder that specializes in high-end residential homes in the Toronto area. Construction in Focus last featured the family-owned company in the November 2017 piece “How This New Builder Is Striving to Be Green,” where we discussed the now six-year-old business’ dedication to creating only a small number of high-end, eco-friendly communities every year.
Wikus Saw TechnologyOn the Cutting Edge
Many industries rely on band saw blades to cut wood and metal in order to manufacture various products, and WIKUS-Sägenfabrik, Wilhelm H. Kullmann GmbH & Co. KG, with its headquarters in Spangenberg Germany, has been producing top-of-the-line band saws for over sixty years. Wikus is a recognized leader in the area and the largest band saw blade manufacturer in Europe. We spoke with the U.S. organization Chief Executive Officer, Georgi Jossifov, to get the full story
REIKU/DrossbachA Legacy of Trusted Robotics Solutions
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.
PARI RoboticsOn the Front Lines of EV Manufacturing Automation
PARI Robotics Inc. offers turnkey robotics and manufacturing solutions to its customers all over the world. Its North American Headquarters are in Rochester Hills, Michigan, and with locations worldwide, PARI specializes in manufacturing automation systems, including electric vehicle assembly systems for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). PARI is among one of the leading companies to be closely involved in the growing electric vehicle manufacturing solutions space. PARI also offers cutting edge IIOT (Industrial Internet of Things) solutions compliant to the Industry 4.0 paradigm that help manufacturers drive operational efficiency, productivity, asset availability and reliability.
MISUMIConfigured to Save Time
MISUMI is pivotal for leading-edge manufacturing. The company works with engineers to develop innovative machines and then provides them with all the parts they need to build them.
Burt Process EquipmentIts Secret Is In Its People
It is always refreshing to come across a company with a sense of care toward the world at large – especially when it comes to serious matters like potable water. Burt Process Equipment is not only a highly respected manufacturer and distributor of fluid-handling components, systems, and industrial tools, but it is also a company with philanthropy at its core and a major supporter of the United Nations’ mission to provide access to clean drinking water.
Pan-OstonIt Pays to Lead the Way
While we all shop, we rarely think about how retail outlets create the entire experience that allows us to go about it in the most convenient way possible. From shop fittings to checkout counters and technology, creating the right atmosphere and ensuring that it is fully functional and easy to use makes sales soar.
ABOX PackagingThinking Outside the Box
ABOX Packaging hails from the state of Texas and has developed a niche in specialty packaging and design, making close to five million boxes a month. “We are custom manufacturers of high-end packaging,” says President and Chief Executive Officer Keith Thompson. Keith has been working in this industry for close to fifty-five years and brings a rare knowledge and understanding to the company.
Metal PlessThis Innovative Manufacturer Sets the Pace in the Snowplow Sector
Metal Pless of Plessisville, Quebec is a frontrunner in the snowplow manufacturing sector. Clients rely on the company’s products to clear public roadways, commercial and industrial properties, as well as airports during and after a snowfall. It is a task done under intense time pressure and scrutiny; city streets and parking lots must be plowed quickly to maintain access in adverse weather conditions.
KonstantIngenious and Built to Last
Konstant is one of Canada’s largest manufacturer and dealer of engineered storage solutions and one of the nation’s biggest supplier of quality pre-owned racking, shelving, and storage systems equipment with nine locations and over 360 highly skilled employees across Canada. Over its more than thirty years of business, the company has built a reputation for durable and highly functional racking systems.
Apyx Medical CorporationEnergy Elevating Lives
Apyx Medical Corporation creates medical devices with helium plasma technology for surgical and cosmetic markets worldwide. The company, formerly known as Bovie Medical Corporation, changed its name to Apyx Medical Corporation in January 2019 after selling the core business and original name to Symmetry Surgical Inc. in August of 2018 to specialize solely on its helium plasma technology.
Control TechFrom Experience Comes Growth
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.
RGS EnergySolar is Here to Stay
Solar shingles have arrived, and they are finally available for everyone. Invented by Dow, and licensed to Real Goods Solar Company (RGS Energy), POWERHOUSE™ 3.0 is easily the most accessible and pragmatic approach to solar power…
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