April 2020

On the Grow

On the Grow

C & B Farms

What do you get when you combine healthy and sustainable specialty produce with years of experience and a longstanding exceptional reputation? C & B Farms, a Florida and Georgia-based business committed to growing and providing a wide variety of safe, high-quality vegetables and herbs both organically and conventionally, with an express interest in environmental stewardship.

Fresh and Fast – Bringing the Highest Quality to Businesses and Schools

Fresh and Fast – Bringing the Highest Quality to Businesses and Schools

1st Quality Produce

In a nation beset by an obesity epidemic, it is imperative to introduce more healthy eating options. In California’s San Joaquin Valley, 1st Quality Produce delivers fresh fruits and vegetables to the foodservice industry and a growing number of California schools. Celebrating more than thirty years of business, the company is now expanding its services to embrace the growing demand.

Fair Trade for ‘la Vida Digna’

Fair Trade for ‘la Vida Digna’

Prometo Produce

Prometo Produce is an international distributor of fresh fruit grown primarily in Mexico. Specializing in Hass avocados, blackberries, and more recently blueberries, the company primarily sells its products in the United States, while a much smaller portion is exported to Europe and the far East. Founded in 2015, the company carries both FairTrade International and Global G.A.P. certifications.

It’s All In The Attitude

It’s All In The Attitude

Food Security in the Face of Climate Change

There is no denying that climate change is happening. Advocates for change, such as Greta Thunberg and celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, help bring awareness and a sense of urgency to the issues that surround climate change, but of course, that is all talk. In reality, what exactly is and can be done to ensure continued food security in the face of a changing climate?

Longevity, Stability, Trust

Longevity, Stability, Trust

Weitz Industrial Movers

Touted as the sixth oldest architectural/engineering/construction firm in the United States, The Weitz Company (Weitz) has come a long way from its roots as a carpentry shop founded in 1855 in Iowa. Today’s Weitz stakes its long-standing reputation on meeting clients’ needs by forging new construction innovations and technologies in a collaborative manner, pairing trustworthiness with reliability.

Getting the Job Done

Getting the Job Done

KMJ Industrial Contractors

KMJ Industrial Contractors installs, relocates, restructures, and moves machinery anywhere in North America. In addition to machinery moving, the team and their industry partners specializes in electrical, mechanical and fabrication services as well as specialized transport, project management, and machinery storage.

Hoisting America

Hoisting America

Virginia Crane

In the world of cranes, a standardized approach can be problematic for huge, high-stakes manufacturers that demand precision engineering. Virginia Crane deals only in custom fabricated equipment that is purpose-built and of solid quality, giving it a reputation for excellence.

Service, Selection, and More

Service, Selection, and More

Empire Crane Company

Empire Crane Co., LLC was founded by brothers Paul & Luke Lonergan in January of 2002. Today, the company offers sales, parts, service, and rentals from its three locations in Syracuse, New York, Boston, Massachusetts, and Bridgewater, New Jersey.

Ingenuity and Service Across the Pacific

Ingenuity and Service Across the Pacific

Hawaiian Crane & Rigging Ltd.

Construction in continental environments is difficult enough, but constructing on islands brings a new level of logistical challenges. In the world of the Pacific Rim, Hawaiian Crane & Rigging has demonstrated superior construction acumen since 1965, with heavy construction equipment across the Aloha State and all across the Pacific.

Community Focus and Customer Commitment

Community Focus and Customer Commitment

Allstates Rigging

Allstates Rigging – a woman-owned, turnkey rigging contractor based in Two Rivers, Wisconsin – is in expansion mode. The firm’s skills include forklift operations, plant relocation, and machinery transportation, and it recently acquired a machining facility to augment its services. As befitting the company name, Allstates works with clients across the USA.

Out of the Box Thinking

Out of the Box Thinking

Basic Crating and Packaging Inc.

Gargantuan logistics challenges are not for the fainthearted. Finding a logistics engineering firm with a proven track record in packaging and moving high-value equipment and components is often much easier said than done, especially when it comes to relocating huge facilities like fabrication plants to places as far as China. Headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, Basic Crating and Packaging is known for hardcore logistics projects for a host of top industry players.

Celebrating 25 Years

Celebrating 25 Years

Muñoz Trucking, Inc.

As the world’s demand for goods increases, so too do the logistical and transportation networks that bring products and commodities to the consumer. Trucking plays an integral but often overlooked role in our economy, and many companies are struggling to retain their drivers. But in the border city of El Paso, Texas, Muñoz Trucking, Inc. has withstood the test of time and expanded to become one of the Southwest’s major flagship carriers.

Facing the Challenges of the Trucking Industry Head-On

Facing the Challenges of the Trucking Industry Head-On

Grimshaw Trucking

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.

A #KanDo Mentality That Creates Opportunity

A #KanDo Mentality That Creates Opportunity

Kandiyohi County & City of Willmar Economic Development Commission

In August of 2018, Business in Focus introduced the dynamic ‘Kandiyohi County & City of Willmar Economic Development Commission (EDC)’ – whose purpose is to develop and grow the region economically. This report back looks at the organization’s success and what is still to come.

Growth and Prosperity in a Place People Love

Growth and Prosperity in a Place People Love

Forward Sheridan and Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority (SEEDA)

Sheridan, Wyoming is a community that feels complete, one that has long focused on the development of a strong educational foundation, safe communities, recreational amenities, and the economic growth and prosperity needed to support an exceptional quality of life.

A Forward-Thinking City

A Forward-Thinking City

City of Mequon, WI

‘Forward’ is just one word, but it sums up all that is positive, progressive, and purposeful. That is why the singular word was adopted as the State of Wisconsin’s motto in 1851. The sentiment holds the beliefs and values of its citizens and government, and it is to this mindset that the city of Mequon, Wisconsin, firmly adheres as it moves toward the future.

Live, Work and Play in This Community Set for Success

Live, Work and Play in This Community Set for Success

Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority

There’s a lot going on in Chaffee Crossing. From world-class educational opportunities to stunning vistas, nature trails, profitable businesses and affordable, family-friendly living spaces, this economic development powerhouse in western Arkansas offers a complete range of topnotch amenities geared toward both work and recreation for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Humming with Activity

Humming with Activity

City of Waterloo, ON

The City of Waterloo, Ontario is a hub of activity these days, and it continues to impress as one of North America’s leading innovation cities that brought the likes of the late Stephen Hawking here on numerous occasions. Incubators and research centres are bustling, and this is just the tip of the iceberg as the greater Waterloo Region is one of the fastest-growing regions in Canada.

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