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A Longtime Tradition of Premium Desserts

A Longtime Tradition of Premium Desserts

Dessert Holdings

Dessert Holdings is North America’s premium dessert company. Comprising three iconic brands, The Original Cakerie®, Lawler’s Desserts® and Atlanta Cheesecake Company®, the company has a uniquely delicious dessert for every occasion.

Where Tradition Meets Trend

Where Tradition Meets Trend

Knauss Foods

If you were to ask what is new at Knauss Dried Beef in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, you might hear conflicting answers. On the one hand, nothing of the authentic process that Knauss uses to produce North America’s leading brand of dried beef has changed in 117 years. On the other hand, a lot has changed as Knauss is on top of consumer trends and proud to introduce P.J.’s Beef Medallions line of salty snacks, to offer a ready-to-eat version of its classic creamed chipped beef in a microwaveable pouch, and to inspire hosts to create hors-d’oeuvres that will have party guests asking for more.
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In Quakertown, Pennsylvania in 1902, Edward W. Knauss first sold bacon, ham, hot dogs, and dried beef, created from a Pennsylvania Dutch-style, original family recipe. While creating a quality product that people liked, it is unlikely that he dreamed his humble business would become America’s leading producer of dried beef.

Building Positive Relationships

Building Positive Relationships

AlphaKOR Group

Windsor, Ontario-based AlphaKOR Group Inc. is on the threshold of twenty-five years in business. The group helps customers operate more effectively, productively, and with increased profitability through services ranging from data backup to critical data security strategies, maximizing customer hardware investment to innovative business management software, optimizing online presence, and custom web applications.
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Just three-and-a-half hours from Toronto, AlphaKOR neighbours Detroit, Michigan and nearby rail, roads, shipping, and air transportation, putting the company near many clients and advanced manufacturing. The company’s focus is on North America, and it works with customers of all sectors and sizes on their technology and innovation needs.

It’s a Bright Day at SUNation Solar Systems

It’s a Bright Day at SUNation Solar Systems

SUNation Solar Systems

Business at SUNation Solar Systems in Ronkonkoma, New York State is looking … bright. Puns aside, the Long Island-based solar installation contractor has been working hard to gain prominence in a burgeoning field.
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“We are what is commonly called in this business an EPC firm – engineering, procurement, and construction. Plus sales … We are ranked number one residentially for Long Island and New York. We’re the sixth-largest overall solar company in the state of New York when one includes commercial projects. We’re about 120th in the country,” states Co-Founder and Chief Sales Officer Mike Bailis.

The Future is Now

The Future is Now

The Benefits of Artificial Intelligence

Robotics is booming globally for many reasons. It was widely introduced to the United States back in the 1960s for manufacturing, but today’s versions play a critical role in areas from assembly to logistics, the control and flow of goods and materials through a manufacturing process or organization. As an increasing number of tasks – such as warehousing – are automated, human employees are free to perform other tasks.
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Considering the vast array of goods manufactured in Asia, it comes as no surprise that China is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. It is second only to India and is projected to grow by 5.8 percent this year. China is led by companies such as Alibaba Group Holding Limited, named after the character from the Middle Eastern folk tales compiled in One Thousand and One Nights.

Fresh Perspective, Smart Solutions

Fresh Perspective, Smart Solutions

CCOMM Integrated Technology Services

CCOMM Integrated Technology Services is a technology integration firm that specializes in audio-visual collaboration and telepresence solutions. “We help to optimize the way that organizations use technology to communicate in the workplace,” says General Manager of Sales and Marketing Ian Walters. From its headquarters in Toronto, the company serves customers across Canada.
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CCOMM was officially established in 2011. The founder’s vision was to build an elite technology-focused integration firm in Canada at a time when the vast majority of companies were focused on more traditional solutions. CCOMM concentrated its acquisition of talent and resources around this model and soon brought an exceptionally strong technical skill-set and a great deal of international project experience to the Canadian marketplace.

Specializing in 100% Fruit and Vegetable Products

Specializing in 100% Fruit and Vegetable Products

Milne Fruit Products

Milne Fruit Products is globally known by food and beverage manufacturers as a leader in the industrial fruit and vegetable ingredient industry. Working with high quality farms, the food processor makes 100 percent fruit and vegetable purees and juices in its state-of-the-art facility in Prosser, Washington.
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Milne’s trusted ingredients – which contain no added sugars, colors, or preservatives – are used by manufacturers to create energy drinks, smoothies, salad dressings, dairy products, baking ingredients, baby food, and even pet food for the end consumer.

Evolving Along with Industry

Evolving Along with Industry

Graco Inc.

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Graco Inc. designs and produces premium pumps and spray equipment for fluid handling in the construction, manufacturing, processing and maintenance industries. Each Graco division focuses on different applications and develops specialty products that set the quality standards for lubrication, paint circulation, spray finishing, sealant, adhesives, dispensing and more. The company has built a solid reputation and customer base around the world through more than 90 years of experience.
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“We are experts in material handling,” explains Jerry Powaser, Director of Sales and Marketing for the Industrial Products Division. “That can be anything from pumps to proportioning devices, from atomizers to dispensing systems. We make a broad range of equipment with a global reach into many different markets.”

Patient-focused Primary and Urgent Care

Patient-focused Primary and Urgent Care

Med First Primary and Urgent Care

Med First Primary and Urgent Care has become a trusted neighborhood health care provider that addresses the needs of underserviced communities. With its teams of exceptional health care providers and equipped with the necessary equipment and resources, it is there for people who need it most with its unique healthcare model that combines primary and urgent care.
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Med First Primary and Urgent Care clinics currently serve communities in North and South Carolina. These rural markets have a real demand for first-class healthcare services that can alleviate some of the pressure on hospital emergency departments and urgent care centers.

Safety First

Safety First

DiVal Safety Equipment

DiVal Safety Equipment, Inc. is dedicating to keeping workers safe. The Buffalo, New York-based company is a business-to-business (B2B) distributor of safety equipment and associated safety supplies, and it does safety training, testing, and events.
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The biggest segment of DiVal Safety Equipment’s business is the sale of safety products. “That’s the locomotive that drives the train,” says Dale Lesinski, vice-president of sales and training.

Come Home to Tillamook County

Come Home to Tillamook County

Tillamook County

There are many reasons to choose Tillamook County. The quality of life is unmatched and offers most of the services and amenities of a larger population center. It works to create a business-friendly environment while marketing the recreational paradise for those who desire the lifestyle associated with coastal Oregon living.
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Tillamook County is a rural county of approximately 26,000 people. This is 1,103-square miles of opportunity with easy access to Portland. Historically, a major economic driver in the county has been the forestry sector, but as that industry experiences a decline, the Economic Development Council (EDC) of Tillamook County has been working diligently to diversify the economic composition while taking advantage of its many other natural assets.

Value Generation and a Passion for Discovery

Value Generation and a Passion for Discovery

Eurasian Minerals

Eurasian Minerals has over 1.5 million acres around the world dedicated to over seventy projects. Its success is borne out of a passion for exploration and discovery which has generated value. This passion has been incorporated into the company’s business model to maximize shareholder value through royalties and mineral rights.
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David Cole left a career with Newmont Mining Corporation to establish Eurasian Minerals. “I founded the company by understanding the value of mineral rights, the power of discovery to create value and understanding that royalties are the right instruments to have. All of these things can be incorporated into to one very efficient business model known as prospect generation.” Cole said.

50 Years of Quality People and Processes

50 Years of Quality People and Processes

Cobalt Group

Headquartered in Prince George, British Columbia, taking full advantage of the area’s strong forestry, mining and energy sectors, Cobalt Group has established a reputation for being a multiple industry-leading full-service solutions provider.
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Cobalt Group has been in operation since 1965 and has changed ownership only a few times over the course of its 50 year history. In 2015, one of Cobalt’s business partners left the company and Peter and Brenda Dawley assumed full ownership over Cobalt Group and its component divisions. Today, Cobalt Group offers construction, fabrication, installation, piping and mechanical services and solutions, completing projects of various sizes with an astute attention to detail while always maintaining a focus on safety, quality, and the satisfaction of its clients’ needs.

Quality Kitchenware

Quality Kitchenware

Tailor Made Products

Tailor Made Products manufactures and supplies housewares products – particularly kitchen utensils and gadgets – that stand out for their quality, innovation, and sleek design. Both an importer and manufacturer, the company operates a state-of-the-art plastic injection molding manufacturing facility in Elroy, Wisconsin as well as corporate offices in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.
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Since it was purchased 22 years ago, the privately owned business has undergone a strategic evolution, carefully shaping Tailor Made into the success that it is today. “When they purchased the business in 1994, it was a mix of proprietary and custom molding,” explains Operations Manager Jaime Kuhn. “Since then we’ve gotten away from the custom side so we could focus on the proprietary, and that is when it really blossomed.”

Quality Woodwork

Quality Woodwork

Elias Woodwork

Elias Woodwork has been manufacturing cabinetry and millwork components since 1983. The Winkler, Manitoba based business supplies products for a wide range of industries, with a specialization in the kitchen sector.
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“What sets us apart from much of our competition is our vast product selection, high quality finishes and competitive prices,” says Sales & Marketing Manager Jeremy Funk.

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