November 2015

Innovation in a Changing IndustryAcrowood

Innovation in a Changing Industry


Acrowood has been engineering and manufacturing heavy equipment for the forest products industry since 1892, when the Pacific Northwest’s logging industry was at its height. Backed by more than a century of experience, the Everett, Washington-based company specializes in large and high capacity machines to create, screen and clean wood chips, sawdust, and shavings.

Driving the Future of DrainageACO Polymer Products

Driving the Future of Drainage

ACO Polymer Products

ACO introduced modular trench drainage solutions to America three decades ago. Since then, the company has grown to become a multi-site manufacturing and sales operation with an exhaustive line of drainage products for all aspects of building and construction. The team also provides related services, including continuing education, specification advice and installation support.

A Region on the RiseEau Claire, WI

A Region on the Rise

Eau Claire, WI

Located in Northwestern Wisconsin, just over an hour from Minnesota’s Twin Cities, Eau Claire has become Wisconsin’s epicenter of business growth and innovation. The area’s agricultural history remains a strong pillar of its economy, but today, Eau Claire is also home to a plethora of emerging, technologically-driven industries.

The Port of Call for All!Brown County’s Port of Green Bay

The Port of Call for All!

Brown County’s Port of Green Bay

The Port of Green Bay is the westernmost port on Lake Michigan. Its location along the ideal harbors of Brown County, Wisconsin offers the shortest, most direct route to the Midwest while providing a gateway to the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway. The port serves as a significant economic driver for both Brown County and the state of Wisconsin.

A Place to GrowOconto County, WI

A Place to Grow

Oconto County, WI

Paul W. Ehrfurth, the executive director of the Oconto County Economic Development Corporation in Wisconsin, sees his county as unique, from its geography and its proximity to metropolitan areas, to its support of entrepreneurship and tourism. The Oconto County Economic Development Corporation (OCEDC) is moving to increase interest and investment in the county.

Old Traditions, New OpportunitiesCity of Temecula, CA

Old Traditions, New Opportunities

City of Temecula, CA

Temecula is a picturesque, year-round getaway with an ideal climate. Though its history dates back to the 1880s, the city of Temecula, California, is still relatively young and has come a long way in just a short time since it was incorporated in 1989. The city has preserved its history while capitalizing on the multitude of local and regional assets for the future.

Lasting SuccessNorth America’s Oldest Businesses

Lasting Success

North America’s Oldest Businesses

A company’s life expectancy tends to be short and predictable. Even Fortune 500 powerhouses typically survive for just a few decades; many close their doors even sooner. One third of the Fortune 500 companies operating in 1970 had fallen by the wayside by 1983, victims of bankruptcy, break-up, or merger and acquisition, according to The Economist.


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